ROUND 1 ARM LIFT/lipo....Finally I am able to take care of the loose skin under my arms. Surgery went well. My PS did a posterior incision. Trust me it took me forever to figure out which incision I wanted. I'm happy with the incision. I can't see it.....outside of sight /out of mind.....even from the back my daughters have said they can't really see it much.
Surgery was quick. General anesthesia. Went home with very little pain. Till this day (wk 3) I have very little pain more so tenderness. The first week was hard cause I expect to see good results. No flabby/hanging skin. But that was not the case. Very bruised and swollen which I knew to be expected. I am just very impatient and needed to calm the heck down. It takes time. As I update with pictures I'm starting to see my arm take shape.
I do have some hard spots under the incision esp the rt arm. I continue to massage the area. I am also using the merderma scar cream, arnica cream and arnica pills. I see lots of improvements. Bruising going away. Most important I continue to wear my compression garment almost 24/7. My ps said no excuses because the swelling can cause the skin to hang if I dont. Scared the he'll out of me. Lol I bought a few arm compression sleeves. Sports comp and some lipo compression sleeves. Long and short. They all work. Overall I guess all is well.
ROUND 2 THIGH LIFT/LIPO 7/20
Vertical extended incision from the groin area to the knee.
I have worked and worked on trying to loose the fat in my thighs. Idk. Stubborn fat was very comfortable in its place. Lol. I did loose some cause i ended up with inner thigh skin hanging.
Well today is post op day 1. Doc said he had to aggressively lipo an than lift. Surgery was supposed to take down 2 hours give or take but I took 4 hours. He said it was a lot. I woke up in pain. Went home in pain and still on pain. On a scale of 1-10, last night I topped the scale. It is so hard and painful to walk. Ugh let's not talk about having to use the restroom. The tape from the guaze around the groin area almost made that impossible. You know Spreading the legs ladies....... sitting low is kinda of hard right now. Thank God my bed is elevated. I scoot with my arms. It's been 3 weeks since arm lift and I feel strong on the arms. I have 2 drains. 1 on each thigh. Very easy to empty if you have to do it by yourself. I have my daughter to help.
Here are some tips:
Higher commode seat
Shave or wax the groin area. Imagine all the tape....
Shower bath no rinse wipes. Use until you can shower
Have Lots of help.