I've been thinking about undergoing liposuction...
I've been thinking about undergoing liposuction for most of this year. This is on a background of trying multiple procedures from wraps/ultrasound/etc. I've always carried my fat around my thighs and stomach and have struggled with weight issues in my teenage years. Now I've found a good balance and understand my body more. I'm good at maintaining my weight and know more about diet and exercise. But I still have my chunky bits, which I feel would help me with my lack of self confidence. I just want to feel comfortable in a bikini!
What made me want to share my thoughts is my wavering mind. I want to make sure I'm making the right decision considering how much money it costs and potential complications that could happen. And since I've never had any sedation ever, it's a big decision to make considering this is an elective procedure.
Wondering what people think of my photos too? Am I a good candidate, anyone else have a similar body shape etc
So I've been waiting for a few working days now to hear back from liposuction Australia about confirming my surgery date. Not happy. Email is my best communication method as I work shifts including nights and still haven't got a reply. I am apparently booked in for the 3rd December but I haven't got any paperwork posted and still have to get a blood test prior to. I'm worried that because of someone's lack of reply my date will be moved and I'll have to wait longer. Hate stuff being up in the air, fingers crossed that I'll hear something tomorrow.
Damn don't you hate that. I just deleted what I just wrote! ARGH!
So, as I was saying, everything is booked in, I meet with the doctor next Tuesday morning then start the procedure around 1:30pm. I just have to get a blood test tomorrow and pick up a prescription for antibiotics.
They've been good with communication today, organising everything etc.
So I've done my pre-lipo weight and measurements too as below:
Upper Arms L 30cms R 30cms
Thighs at the widest point 102cms
Thighs L 60cms R 61cms
Above knee L 45cms R 46cms
So the countdown begins...
Tomorrow's the big day
So tomorrow I have my surgery. Quite nervous especially since i'll be having sedation and very strong analgesia for the first time. I hope everything goes well :)
A truck ran over me...
3 Dec 2013
Day of treatment
Well at least it feels like it...Had my procedure yesterday.
The nurse was nice and made me feel comfortable even though I had to be naked. Although once the drugs take effect you don't care anyway.
Dr Goldbaum was good, I was happy that he knew what he was doing and had my safety in mind. I'd read previous review here and other sites that didn't make him come off too good. I can see how some people could view him as arrogant or what not but the guys had over like 20 years experience, I think he knows what he's doing.
Being a nurse myself I think I was a bit more prepared at how he goes about things etc. I was told I was 'fighting the drugs' because I'm such a curious person especially when it comes to medicine/health care.
I had a few vomits this morning but I think that was due to the codeine I've been taking rather than me feeling crappy. My muscles hurt really bad, like what he told me to expect - like i've just done a massive gym routine - but it's way more than that. Once I'm sitting or lying comfortably i'm good, but when I need to move it hurts. And since I got 6 areas done at once I think I'm doing well in managing this pain. Trying to remind myself that I've been wanting this for ages and it won't be long til I feel better.
I'm a bit smelly too after my shower this morning. It got most of the blood stained weepy bits but not all. I can't take it off, even to shower for the first 7 days.
I've got some swelling too I think mostly around my legs and hips.
Day 2 post surgery. I still can't believe I went through with it. I hurt so bad still. It was the codeine that was making me throw up :S Appetite is better now. Trying to drink more water and stay away from salt and anything that will make me bloat more. So very stiff when I woke up, it was hard to get comfortable last night, the first night I was out of it that I didn't care but last night was difficult.
I would of thought I'd get a call from Lipo Australia as a check in, making sure I'm ok, but nothing yet...
So feeling better after another massive 11 hour sleep. Must be helping me heal. I'm due to go back to work tomorrow (as a nurse in a busy ED) so don't know if I'm up for that yet. I'm still pretty itchy and sore. :S
Upper Arms L 27cms R 27cms
Thighs at the widest point 95cms
Thighs L 57cms R 58cms
Above knee L 42cms R 41cms
So far a total of 31cms lost!
Wholly crap. I probably don't sound as enthused as I would be, but that just because I still feel like crap. Trying to stay motivated to keep moving around is more difficult today.
1 Week Post Procedure
Feeling stiff still and can't fully extend my limbs. Had my check up today, such a long long drive to Tweed :S. I'm healing well and the nurse said I've got some fluid/swelling still which is normal. Finally I'm out of that god damn suit, I'm washing it right now. Very bruised still but that's not bothering me. She said I'll notice more final changes at about 3 months when we definately know all the swelling etc has eased.
1 month update
So it's been 1 month since. Most of the bruising has gone. Measurements haven't changed much again. Definately less swollen, the pictures show. I still have twinges of pain here and there. Mostly not in any achy pain anymore. Mostly happy so far. Obviously everything is still settling so not making final judgements for a while.