I'm really just hoping to eliminate my problem...
I'm really just hoping to eliminate my problem areas so I can finally compete next year in my first bodybuilding competition. I eat very healthy and lift 5-6x a week but seem to have impossibly stubborn fat since its been there since I was a child. Always a chunky kid I lost 50lbs on my own but having issues with these last few areas.
This is my first time having a surgery of any kind, I am honestly not afraid, but extremely excited. I have worked really hard to lose close to 50lbs only to hit this impossible plateau and still not have a nice feminine shape. I know I am not fat, and I know this is not a weight loss method but just want to get rid of the unsightly flank fat that hides my round bottom making it look square. Along with the flank fat I have trouble with stubborn lower abdominal and my bra pad area. Fingers Crossed
Today was the big day!
11 Aug 2015
Day of treatment
Well I arrived 20minutes late due to an accident but they were very understanding and forgiving. I checked in made my "down payment" seend as I am using a loan for the rest through carecredit. I took my urine analysis and got changed into my garmets. Thegirls took my photos and weight. There was a bit of waiting through all of this but I'm a patient woman. Then my surgeon came in and marked me up. Due to my amount of tattoos I may not show to many photos of my body but will block them out for before during and after 6wks. So far I am extremely pleased. They were all so very kind, I got to listen to my Pandora on my phone and take a few pictures. When he hit some tender spots under armpit the assistant held my hand and rubbed my hair it really helped me stay calm and relaxed. Out of all three areas I had done the upper back bra pad area was the uncomfortable area, but staying within limits on anesthesia they took care of me. I am draining ALOT already been through 2 pants and 3 shirts but better out then in! Any questions please ask I'm an open book
Post Op Day 2
Worked 9-4pm standing all day. It was kinda rough but I made it on only 6 Tylenol. Def have alot more bruising after today and I'm very sore so I'm going to take an Oxy and sleep now.
3rd night Post op.
Very swollen and bruised but can't def see a difference already. Very excited to watch swelling subside.
Feeling better each day!
I went back to work on the 2nd day and worked 3 days in a row for 8hrs and although I cannot bend over and I walk slowly It's definitely doable. Bruising is more prominent on my right side and has settled in my thighs and bikini area. My back feels like it could use a massage but doesn't hurt too much. I was told no icing so to sooth my thighs (garmet seems tight around thighs) I soak wash clothes in cold water and tuck them in while laying down.
Best thing I've ever done for myself
10 Jan 2016
5 months post
I can't stress enough how important I think your compression garment is to the outcome of your shape I wore mine to bed for 6 weeks and I still to this day wear a waist trainer when I'm at home relaxing your body is healing and you have the opportunity to help shape it by keeping it compressed in the shape that you wish to have assuming you like the hourglass waist like I do :) this procedure changed my life and my wardrobe shopping is so much fun for the first time in my life and I own more dresses now than I know what to do with