29 Better Body Shape - Washington, DC

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I recently lost over 70 lbs and decided to get...

I recently lost over 70 lbs and decided to get Lipitor help smooth out everything else. My procedure was today I hardly got any sleep #nerves but I got to the office which was a little outdated but the staff were incredibly friendly and Dr.Araya was great we were talking and then the surgery was finished :)

Night of Surgery

Just some pics of draining and garment. Not a lot of pain numbing has started to wear off took some Tylenol lots of draining omg but it's to be expected :) so far I can see results I'm very excited

Post op Day 1

Last night was hard I could barely sleep between the tingling sensations and the sore spots I tossed and turned ALL night! I woke up this morning showered changed my garment and placed the surgical strips on. So now I feel all this liquid moving around inside me it's weird but it's supposed to make me start swelling and healing so....... Here are updated pics

5 days post op

Lots of left over fluid OMG I can feel it and sometimes it's painful :-/. I did get some swelling but nothing unbearable I went back to work and haven't had any issues I also started back exercising to try and eliminate stiffness. We will see how much it helps. I also texted my dr and started taking water pills bc of the fluid retention. I attached a pic my lower abs especially left side looks lumpy bc there is soooo much fluid I touch it and it's like a water bad :( lol but it should get better

One week post op

Ok so I had my follow up appt it went really well I have ALOT of fluid still left and some moderate soreness and pain but it's tolerable. I switched garments which seems to have made a difference see updated pics and I also included some more before pics. To date I have lost about 8 inches.

Pics pre op and one week

Two weeks post op and I'm discouraged

I'm still in some pain when sitting for extended times or when I make sudden movements but for the most part I'm pain free. But I've been following this low cal and sodium diet exercising and drinking almost 3 liters of water a day and my tummy looks swollen :( and there are bulges of liquid still in my tummy and in my flanks :( I definitely look better than I did before surgery but not as great as I did the first few days after surgery are my results disappearing ????

Drained today!!!! Feeling much better :)

My Dr drained all of my fluid today I am eternally grateful. Although I did get very lightheaded during the process I feel and look much better the pressure is gone :)

3 weeks post op :)

Things are much better I am in virtually no pain. Sorry for the delay I was in a car accident so I have some unrelated soreness but it hasn't effected my results :) I do have several hard sports that I massage at night but my skin has virtually no bumbs this week I took pics this morning

Healed no swelling minimal discoloration.....creases

So it's been over 3 months and I love the results I am having a hard time though bc I still get creases I had stopped wearing the garment but I started back bc my jeans were causing indents. Has any one experiences this will it go away at the 6 month mark. I have kept up with my weight and weigh less than I did before the procedure however my cup size has increased and I've noticed my thighs and butt are bigger I guess the fat just goes other places but overall I'm extremely please I would highly recommend :)
Dr Henok Araya

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
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1 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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