okay so i will be 4 weeks post op on wednesday and things are going... weird. i was so happy the first two weeks. now i feel like i am swollen where as i wasnt before. my inner thighs that werent touching are rubbing again. i have very healthy skin but i dont know that it's retracting. when i sit, its still roll-y. i can grab a large chunk in my hand, it feel thick and is not thin and stretch marky type... its supple and healthy skin. im worried there is a lot of fat under there that didnt come out.
i thought at 4 weeks i would feel amazing, but instead being just about 4 weeks im super sad that this is what im going to get. my flanks are good, but they are becoming rock hard (not in a good way).
what in the world is going on? i spent 10 hours on my feet, sitting only occasionally for an event i worked yesterday and when i got home i had a body i didnt recognize.
i'll have to come back with a photo.
Updated May 21, 2010:
Here is my update: I had my procedure on St. Pattys day, I am three months out. I am HAPPY overall. My flanks had hard as rock painful lumps - one on each side for a while, but they are all but gone and only flare up if i have had a long day on my feet. My shape has improved and I am at 2.5 inches lost. My inner thighs still rub and leave much to be desired, however i will NOT be having those redone as they were painful to heal and I do not want to go through it again. My lower ab still has a huge a$$ roll when i sit and shows somewhat at my pantline and it makes me mad. I am going in June 7 to have the doctor look at it and see what he can do. It will need touched up, but they do not do touchups for free even if they didnt get enough the 1st time. This picture isnt the typical underwear photo but this is of my ab and flanks as they are today. My scars are hardly noticable, but my scars on my inner thighs are on the BACK OF MY LEGS not the inner thighs, so they are visible if i wear a swimsuit... the ones on my ab/flanks? hardly noticable. First image: 3 months Second - preop and 3 weeks postop.