Female, 25 Yrs, No Kids, Active - Bellevue, WA
I always struggled with weight loss as a kid and...
Day 0 - Surgery & Day 1 - 5
I have a high pain tolerance but that being said this procedure was not made to be painless. This is minimally invasive. But I think the smaller you are the less painful it is since there is less fat coming out. The medical staff made me feel great though and it went smoothly as far as I remember (ha...)
Day 1 - 5
The first 3 days were by far the most uncomfortable. I try very hard not to take pain meds they make me feel awful and I think masking pain is ridiculous. Pain is beauty. You should not be getting high and delirious while healing. But I am not a doctor so anyhow...
I walked right away. I felt like laying down and walking were the best. Sitting up sucks the most. It is day 5 and it is still not very comfortable to sit up. I also went to the natural foods store and bought Arnica. It helps with bruising and swelling. Not FDA approved so it isn't prescribed but it's herbal and I wanted to enjoy my summer so it was worth a try. As I had lipo previously and was recommended this I decided to use it again. I got doctors approval to make sure that any medication they gave me wouldn't negatively interact.
So I just want the swelling to go down. The most bruising I had was only in the lower abdomen area. Which makes the most sense. I am still feeling swollen and a little tender. I am wearing another high compression garment over the one I was given for added support as it got too big and it's the weekend. So on Monday I think I will go in and see if I should be fitted for another one. I'm still kind of nauseated a bit. I can't wait till that's over. I will update again when I am done with my 2 week with pictures and such.
Also - Dr. Levy and his staff are great. Communication is key and we have been talking back and forth via email which is awesome since I hate having to call and be on hold. I highly recommend him and his staff.
1 week - Post
He is very professional and highly confident. I can see that he only wants to create the best masterpiece and doesn't settle for average. He really seems like he cares about making a woman look and feel the best she can. I like how he also is a big advocate of working out and eating healthy. I highly recommend Dr. Levy.