I had my consultation. They quoted me at around...
I had my consultation. They quoted me at around 1650 per area and seperated the abdomen into two prices, for upper and lower. The target areas I chose are the upper and lower abdomen, and the waist/flanks. I will pay close to 6,000 for this procedure. This is because my BMI is between 28 - 32. The higher your BMI, the higher the price. Everything was included in the quote, in regards to follow ups, etc; except for the second compression garment which is between 80 - 100 bucks.
Anyways, The rep was really nice and informative. i put down 2k from a bonus at work and got an appointment for NEXT FRIDAY!
I have a lot of instructions to familiarize myself with. I have restrictions as well. My pre-op is 03/19. Can't wait to have this done. I have very high hopes.
My pre-op changed to tomorrow because of the...
My pre-op changed to tomorrow because of the blizzard. I have been drinking lots of water and electrolytes, and no alcohol since Friday. I went and bought some things they said I would need postop; towels, maxipads for oozing, arnica pills for bruising, warm socks for surgery; antibacterial body wash for the night before and morning of surgery; drawstring pants for recovery, stool softener for opiate pain meds; and my own idea, probiotics for being on antibiotics. i am wearing a zip-front sweatshirt and drawstring pants to surgery. Cant wait to get this done.
I had my procedure done Friday morning. The pills...
I had my procedure done Friday morning. The pills they gave me helped me relax and I did not freak out [which is kind of saying a lot for me, haha]. I was awake the whole time, and when i felt pain it reminded me of getting a tattoo. When i told the doctor i was in pain he filled the areas with more lidocaine and the next time it wasnt so sensitive. He removed 4 lites of fat, which i hear is about 9 lbs. I got wrapped up after in my compression garment and went home. I oozed so much which was annoying because i was sore and i didnt want to keep chaning my clothes. my advise is to wear just the compression carment and a little bra/cami, and just swaddle up in a big sheet to ooze out, protecting your bed with towels and a garbage bag underneath. i stopped bleeding after 24 hours, when i was taking a shower. i was really swollen for two days, but on Sunday, i felt better and i had lost alot of bloat. I urinated a lot, which i read is my body processing the tumescent fluid. today im in regular clothes walking around doing light chores. I feel much better when my compression garment is on. Its Monday now and i Have my first apt. on saturday. I was spilling out of my compression garment on friday, and today its so loose, i think i need another. When i get my other one in the mail i'm going to ask if i can wear it. i cant tell a difference in my abdomen, but my boyfriend and mom said that my love handles are pretty much GONE. im excited. I know I need to be patient. So far it has been worth it :)
2 years later
I got laser lipo and it worked out well. I don't have that loose pouch of fat that was sagging at my lower abdomen. Clothes fit better and I have a better silhouette. It's definitely not a DRASTIC change, but for how much I spent, I am satisfied with the results.