LIPOSUCTION - Abs, Back and Flanks!
21 days seems like forever, but I am patiently...
2 Days Away!
TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY!!!
Which compression garments work?
OMGoodness! Surgery is 1 Hour Away!
Surgery Went Well...7 hours post op
24 hours later... got to shower!
Well, I hope that this helps anyone who is considering back lipo. Have a great evening ladies!
Awesome Doctor - Great Experience - A True Blessing
Itching like crazy!!! Any suggestions???
72 hours later
I spent some time out of my garment today so I was able to snap a picture.
Also, I have a lot of deep bruising on my hips which are also very swollen. But, I think that this is all to be expected so I'm not worried. I have taken my mess around the clock and consequently, I have yet to have a BM.
All is basically well...very itchy, sore to the touch in some spots, but on great spirits!
Happy healing, everyone????
19 days Post Lipo Review
The Compression Garment
1 MONTH REVIEW - LIPOSUCTION
Today, I am wearing my compression garment each day, but taking longer breaks now. I will, on average, go a few hours each day garment-free. I also use store-bough shapers when my garments are not available to just to switch up the compression strength from time to time.
I am still experiencing that burning pain when I go outside on a hot day. I also still have pain when trying to sit back on a seat like the couch or especially in a vehicle. I have to drive with a pillow or it just hurts my very lower posterior flank area. I try to go most days without any meds, but sometimes, I just have to take something because things just start to hurt. On rare occasions, I experience a pinching, sharp, fleeting pain. It is very short lived. I still have hard areas which I try to remember to massage daily. My lower stomach still has a small, round, hard something in it which I also massage daily. I am drinking at least 100 ounces of water each day and I think it also helps. I'm still drinking pineapple juice and taking bromelain along with my multi-vitamin and iron each day.
My emotions have been very steady. No fluctuations whatsoever. I am completely trusting God with this process and having patience with the result. I received a lot of compliments on the 4th of July because the dress that I wore really accented my results. Although, I still have rolls in my back, they are much less pronounced and there is less back fat. Thus, my contour in my clothes has greatly improved. There is still no way that I can jog and I am so jealous of everyone that can exercise with ease. I guess it is the areas that I have had done. My posterior flank area really gives me the most pain and any jump or jolt or jog or even fast walking really hurts.
Hope this all helps someone. Happy healing everyone!!!
I actually consulted with 2 surgeons, both have awesome reputations on RS. I have chosen Dr. Morea over the other because of his experience with my specific problem areas. I went in to see Dr. Morea 2nd and he and his staff were very pleasant. The doctor was very patient and was able to show me multiple photos of others that he has treated with my same issue. He also showed me my photo on the computer with the possible realistic outcomes. I left the office that day with a quote and with a date. The surgeon that I did not choose did not have any pictures of anyone my size to even show me and I did not want to be the test subject. Also, I was escorted back to the waiting area after the consultation with the doctor that I did not choose without a tour of the facility or any additional information. The staff of both facilities were nice, however, with the surgeon that I did not choose, I was told that I would receive a call or some information about pricing and available dates on the following Monday (I went in on Friday). I received an email on Wednesday with the price, but no follow up phone call. I just did not get a warm and fuzzy feeling about the facility, although I'm sure that they are good at what they do as they are very reputable. Sometimes, timing is everything and maybe, I went in on a "bad" day. That was cool because every surgeon is not for everyone. Fast Forward 8 Days Post: I am so proud of the work that my PS has done with my body. I am also very pleased with the service that I have received from the consultation until now. Dr. Morea is a very thorough and caring PS that I would absolutely recommend to anyone. He cares about what you care about and he "gets it". Then, there is his staff which is second to none. I would definitely come back to see Dr. Morea should the opportunity arise. The only con of the entire experience if I just had to come up with something is that terrible waist binder that he sends you home with for compression. If I had known that I would be going home in that, I would have proactively had something else at home waiting. But...we made it through, the garment and I.