Smart lipo of the full abdomen and flanks is...
Smart lipo of the full abdomen and flanks is happening in 3 days! I will post before pictures soon, as I am so hopeful that I will have the results I am looking for! I am an RN who has been on multiple consultations (5-6?) before deciding to go with this team of folks, so far they have been great! I hope I can wait 2 weeks before heading back to the gym!
I saw Dr. Caplin yesterday for some last minute questions, and I can not express how sweet and considerate he and his staff are...anyone who reads this (even though I haven't had the procedure yet) PLEASE do multiple consultations! The range of plastic surgeons I saw made me feel anywhere from creeped-out-uncomfortable-I-need-to-get-out-of-here-and-your-assistant-looks-like-she-feels-the-same-way, to OK, I trust this guy to poke holes all over my body and suck fat out with a small stick while I'm awake (even though I'm kind of a hippie-dippie and TEND to do things au naturel). I REALLY want to list the creepy doctors name (I really think he was on narcotics for my consultation, his pupils were pinpoint and as a nurse [who's heard a lot], I've never heard/experienced a doctor say "um, um" "you have really nice, um, skin" "I'm gonna do this ultrasound of your fat even though I can't tell from the ultrasound what is fat and what is muscle" WTF?), but I won't, that wouldn't be nice.
So, now I am contemplating if I can binge eat...Mexican and Margaritas for lunch? I think of it like this: I eat very well and work out work out work out, and the first place I lose (and gain) is my midsection; so, if I max out eating today, then my fat cells will be nice and plump tomorrow and easier to remove - I'm a nurse, not a plastic surgeon - makes sense, right? ;)
I am a little concerned about the scars from the incisions. I promised Dr. Caplin that I would stay out of the sun for, gulp, a couple months, so that I won't hyperpigment...but I'm vain and worried that once my six pack starts to show up those little dots will too...#smartlipoproblems.
15 May 2014
Day of treatment
Backside is done, front side just got numbed up, so far so good. NO PAIN
I'll add more photos when appropriate, but for now I see a nap in my future :) Dr Caplin and Tammy are great!
Two days post after...
Well, my procedure was Thursday and today is Saturday...my pain is MUCH better but I am itching like crazy! As expected I am very swollen and have had a couple bouts of nausea, but overall I am OK. I have been going and going the last day and a half, and I think it has caught up with me...today I am resting and tomorrow will be a better day! Some after photos from the day after, and I will add more in a week!
8 days post-op
I'm feeling pretty good, I really really wanna to go the gym but am patiently waiting 6 more days (I did go out and push mow the lawn on day 3). I'm not really having any pain, just some pinches around the incisions when I pull one way too much. I feel better about the wounds healing without scarring and am super ready for this swelling to go away, had my first lymph massage today which hopefully will help. I will post some more photos in a bit!
Almost 1 month post-op
So...I have to admit, I haven't been wearing my compression garment. It's just too damn hot and wasn't visibly changing anything, so I stopped wearing it after 2 weeks. When I was in San Diego, I wore SPF 75 with my one piece covering, so even though I did get a LITTLE sun on my belly I don't think I'm at risk for hypopigmentation - worse than hyperpigmentation. Here's a couple pictures, I see my plastic surgeon on week 6 and will post more pic's then!