2 Months Pre-op Lower Body Lift After 125lb Weight Loss - Toronto, ON
I thought since it is now a little less than 2...
Pre-op Lower Bodylift Complete!
high-weight 247, current weight 120lbs. With all of that weight loss
comes extra skin so that is why I am getting a Lower body lift. I had my
pre-op appointment on Wednesday. There was a lot of information to take
in but my surgeons nurse did an amazing job of explaining everything to
me and answering all of my questions. My bloodwork is done and came
back perfect so there are no worries that anything will hold up my
surgery. I was given my surgeons cell phone number for after surgery.
I'm able to call him with any questions at anytime. That is extremely
reassuring. It is going to be a tough recovery but I know it will be
worth it in the end. I'm very excited but at the same time very nervous.
My biggest worry for after surgery is not being able to find a
comfortable position to sit/sleep. Also I know that you can't standup
straight up after surgery but won't crouching forward pull on the
incision on the back side... So many worries! I will make sure I update
frequently once I am post op so if someone is looking for answers, my
posts can hopefully help them.
1 Day Post-Op Lower Body Lift
me, we went to the operating room and next thing I remember was waking
up in recovery.They removed 3lbs of skin. I know that isn't a large
number but my surgeon said it was quite a bit of skin. I went into
surgery weighing 117.5lbs, so 3lbs was a lot for me.Now to get into the
fun stuff... I stayed in the private clinic overnight where I was taken
care of by nurses. When the pain meds would start to wear off the pain
would become unbearable, there was a few times where I woke up crying in
horrible pain. The first time getting up was so hard, it hurt really
bad but once I was up it felt so much better. I am now back home, I was
able to eat a boiled egg for breakfast and had a protein shake for
lunch. I'm not in horrible pain right now, just extreemly uncomfortable.
I can't find a comfy position and it's so irritating. Ive been walking
around my living room every hour (My surgeon wants me doing a little
walk every hour). I can get on and off of the toilet fine, I've read
that some people have trouble with that but I luckily do not. My drains
arnt filling up too much, but my surgeon said that's normal.... everyone
is different. I will keep up with my posts now that I am post op. I
cannot wait to see what my body looks like but my appointment isn't
2 Days Post-Op from Lower Body Lift
Let me get into the post op detains in regards to how I was feeling. Yesterday during the day I was great, went for lots of short walks about the living room. Had an avacado and egg for breakfast, snack of cheese and grapes, homemade butternut squash soup for lunch and then around dinner time is when it all started going downhill. I ate a small portion of my dinner (homemade squash, broccoli and chicken) and took my meds with it and for some reason they did not agree with my stomach. I felt so sick, I didn't vomit but for about 30 minutes I felt like I was going to and it was not pleasant. My stomach did end up settling down and I was able to get to sleep. I am sleeping in a reclining chair in the living room, it makes life so much easier. I couldn't imagine getting in and out of a bed. Yesterday my drains drained slightless than the did the first day and so far today not much drainage. I'm so swollen that I feel like I should be draining more!
So far so good, nothing I can't handle :)
Day 3 and 4 Post-Op Lower Body Lift
I am really bored. I'm not used to laying around so I'm going a little crazy... I'm hoping during my appointment on Wednesday the surgeon will give me the go-ahead to increase activity. I would love to go for a little walk outside. I will post another update after my check up Wednesday!
Day 6 Post-Op Lower Body Lift
6 Day Post-Op Pic
know I attached the right one and have never seen the picture that was
uploaded in my life! I'm now 1 week post op, I had my first shower today
since surgery and even went to get my eye brows waxed. I'm doing way
more than I thought I would be!
9 Days Post-Op Lower Body Lift
11 Days Post-Op Lower Body Lift
the incision right above my but crack so I contacted my surgeons
office. They had me send a few pictures so I thought I would share then.
They advised me this is a very tough area for healing. I have not heard
back yet, I just sent the pictures so stay tuned!
Today is the two week mark post op lower body lift...
Today is the two week mark post op lower body lift. There isn't anything new going on, the more activity I do during the day, the more I swell. I did a lot of walking around today so I'm pretty swollen. The areas where the drains were removed are trying to heal and same with my but crack (this will be the hardest part to heal). My outter thighs are still very swollen and bruised. I have a routine post-op appointment tomorrow, I hope they say everything is going well!
Lower Body Lift, 125lb Weight Loss
3 Weeks Post-Op Lower Body Lift
4 Weeks Post-op Lower Body Lift
Today was my 4 week post-op lower body lift mark. Nothing new to report. I'm still pretty swollen, my pants still don't fit. Its going to take few inches of swelling to subside before I will be able to button any of my pants. Thankfully I have a lot of dresses. My nevers are slowly coming back but I still have lots of numb areas. In my photos the indent between my thighs and knees is from wearing my compression garment. That is the area they stop.
6 Weeks Post-Op Lower Body Lift