Had Tummy Tuck 4 Mos Ago Now Getting Lipo on Flanks - North Carolina, NC

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The tummy tuck made my belly super flat...but my...

The tummy tuck made my belly super flat...but my flanks are more noticeable. My fix have me two choices...lipo only OR lipo and excision of the flanks. The latter would extend my TT scar around to my back...no thanks. Plus it is more$$$. No thanks. Any helpful hints will help. I am not going under general anesthesia bit opted for local only. I've had to kids without epidurals so.... Lol.

My day is tomorrow! So excited to get this lipo...

My day is tomorrow! So excited to get this lipo and tweak my TT! No anesthesia, just some valium and local. Should be fine. He didn't mention drains or any of that BS so I am expecting soreness and heavy bruising. I am nowhere near as anxious as I was before the TT though. Well, I am going to read some other's posts on the flank lipo and turn in and get rested for my big day tomorrow!

Went in at 9:30, popped a Valium and a pain pill....

Went in at 9:30, popped a Valium and a pain pill. Got gowned, photos taken and prepped. I had local, so 2 injections that burned like hell, and then he injected some tumescent fluid. We had to wait 7 minutes and he started the actual lipo. I could feel the cannula inside and his hand on my back pushing the fat around lol. It burned a bit near my hips. They couldn't believe that I was conversing and laughing during the lipo and didn't even wince. I guess my pain tolerance is high. I had both of my kids without epidurals and was fine. I don't believe in popping pills for pain too much either so maybe I've but my tolerance up mentally. But I drove home and everything afterward. This was a cakewalk compared to the TT! I'm not gonna lie though, the local wore off a couple hours after I was home and I feel some pain. Nothing immobilizing, but it hurts to sit back on the sofa. I has to put 3 pillows behind my back. Plus ill sleep with tons of pillows tonight. I have been taking arnica for about a week and an still taking it. Vitamin c and bromelain (pineapple extract tablets). I bought a topical ointment from eBay called traumeel. I honestly don't know if it made a difference. But it can't hurt. Bruising is starting to appear. Not horrible but I expect it will get worse. If not, then those supplements work, b/cuz I bruise easily and this lipo was aggressive! I have on spanx and a binder. Oh, he only made two tiny incisions into back. 900 cc's sucked out. I'm posting pics I just took. I am going to take a pain pill. This is the first one today (other than the one right before the procedure.) I haven't even popped a Tylenol. It is not bad at all. I'm a bit uncomfortable and sore, but nothing excruciating.
Wilmington Plastic Surgeon

He did my tummy tuck

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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