I was a little nervous the day of my Lipo, but was quickly put at ease when greeted by Dr. Wix-Harris and MaryEllen. They were both warm and welcoming as they checked me in and prepared me for my treatment. After signing consents, going over post-op instructions and getting my super not so lovely before photos taken, I was given medication. This they said would make me comfortable and calm, which it totally did!!
General anesthesia is not used for this kind of Lipo, I was told, because they need their patients to be able to move from side to side to better contour..... they also had me stand towards the end of the procedure to make sure I looked goooood!
When I was done, I was bandaged and dressed. I had to wear a compression garment that was given to me for 24/7 (took it off only to shower) Then wore it for a couple of more weeks during the day only. I got used to it pretty quickly, wasn't too bad.... even with my random hot flashes! My experience was amazing. I had very little discomfort and took it easy for only one day. I am beyond thrilled with my results. I can actually wear clothes that I have not been able to button for many years!! My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner!!!!!