Vaser Lipo W/ Dr. Precht - Seattle, WA
I never really considered liposuction but once I...
2 MORE DAYS OMG
I got to the surgery center late, even though I left my house 30 minutes early. I5 north was closed down of course. There was a 1 hour 15 minute wait to get from seatac to Seattle just to give you an idea. The nurse was very nice about it and was totally understanding.
So I got to the surgery center, signed a few forms, then changed into this awful bra and underwear set haha. It was just used for modesty in the pictures. After the nurse checked my vitals, I met with the anesthesiologist. I was quite anxious and he was very reassuring at a time when I needed reassurance. I then met with my surgeon and we took my "before" pics, made the markings, then headed on back.
I can't stress enough how amazing my anesthesiologist was. The nurse as well. And of course my surgeon was amazing, beyond amazing! I love her! I haven't taken off my garment yet but I can already tell she got quite a bit of fat out. Since she was more aggressive, of course the soreness will be slightly worse than a typical patient. But to all the ladies out there, we know sometimes beauty is pain. Soreness for a couple weeks or however long seems a small price to pay for a new body shape!
After the surgery (I came at 9, asleep by 930, up by 2 and loaded in the car to go home by 230) I was a bit woozy as expected and said some....awkward things to my surgery team haha. Once in the car I took small sips of water but every sip made me nauseous. Eventually I was able to get full sips down. About an hour and half after surgery (rough estimate) I was able to get a bowl of soup down. I drained quite a bit in the car so be prepared for that if you are considering this procedure. I want to be as honest as possible, and one thing that was kind of weird was I could literally feel the drainage dripping down my buttcrack (eww I know) it was so much. The lower back incisions leak the most. And the give you a diaper like thing to put on which was just lovely (sarcasm). Once I got home, we set up my bed with plastic sheets from the garage and pads with towels underneath.
One more thing I just remembered was gas pains. I have never had gas pains before and they scared me SO BAD. You get a warm sensation that rises into your chest and it is quite uncomfortable. Gas medicine doesn't help because of course, it's not gas in your stomach. Thankfully my mother is a nurse and she is able to explain all these things to me. But it scared the crap out of me to say the least.
Back to my bed. Got in bed, took my anti nausea and oxycodone and laid down. I was very comfortable until later on in the evening when my numbing medication wore off. I took 2 oxys instead of one and I was out of it. Super tired too.
They tell you not to take off your surgical pads, so we have been reinforcing with the abdominal pads they gave me. Once we ran out, we used maxi pads. I am also wearing the diapers as well. By far the best part of my day was my dads reaction to having to purchase the diapers and pads. When he asked what are pads I was like umm period pads. Just the mention of periods was a no go haha it was hilarious. I mean I'm an adult and not weird about stuff like that but I guess dads will always see their daughters as their little girls.
I've attached several photos, will be adding lots more later.
After - Day 2 (first taking off my garment and first shower)
Addt'l day 2 photos
Zofran (anti nausea)
Oxycodone 5mg pills
Tylenol 500mg pills
Fluconozale, which is a pill for yeast infections. Not fun I know. When you take antibiotics it kills bacteria, but it kills the good stuff too. So I don't have the bacteria I need down there, and that's where that pill comes in. It usually happens everytime I've been prescribed antibiotics.
Got to shower FINALLY, and even though I am still very swollen, and haven't finished leaking, I can see a difference. LOVE MY SURGEON.
Other than the pain intensifying (but still manageable) and my first shower, it was a pretty uneventful day. And it has taken me about 5 minutes to write that last sentence cause I am really out if it right now. I'll write here later.
There are way too many good things to be said about Dr. Precht's office. Her and Gen, the office manager, are extremely knowledgeable. They made me feel at ease as soon as I walked in the door. I will update my review once I have completed my procedure.