Well almost 2 weeks out and I am feeling pretty good. I did have a huge issue with my IV infiltration (left arm swollen and rashed all over) but my body contour is AMAZING! I haven't put on "real" clothing as yet, mostly sweats and yoga pants. I tried on a pair of shorts and the were TIGHT over my behind!
I am ecstatic about the outcome and can't wait to see everything once all the swelling goes down on my lower back. I was afraid that my butt would be too big but I am satisfied and hope it doesn't shrink too much more. I stiil am not sitting, lots of laying on my sides and belly and kneeling on cushions to eat! All doctors and sites say different things about how and when so I am being cautious and taken the recommendations of the longer time. I have changed garments twice now (as the swelling goes down, I get a smaller size). They are expensive so you may want to start off with a super tight one but I was afraid that the tension would be as bad as sitting, not too mentiom breathing!
I do have some bruising on my inner thighs, torso and buttock but nothing like I expected. I am hoping that the skin on my stomach will tighten more (the doctor is convinced it will). I go back in 2 1/2 weeks for follow-up.
The staff have been great in taking care of my concerns. I have had 2 extra visits to take care of my arm and am happy with the report the doctor has with me.
Will give updates as I go...