Spent: $8,000 in new york city
i'm going to do this within 6 hours. 7:15am. hope it all worth it. i'm very nervous and i couldn't sleep. i'm 23, 5'1" 128 lbs. upper abs around 31" 34" lower abs 35.5" i have baby fat since i was very little. I thought it will leave eventually since i was pretty slim during high school and i do alot of sports. but it wont happened. It gradually increase when i'm going to college.. stop exercising because i'm pretty doomed about it. I search over the website i found smart lipo. i hope it really worth it. It really a risk for me because i only see one doctor and decide right after the consultation and i saw many post here has great doctor and cheaper price.. 8000 is alot, and i'm using CareCredit. can someone tell me if they can leave the clinic and go home by themself? i mean take taxi or by subway. i live around 1 hour away from the clinic.. has to commute by subway. They told me better find someone to pick me up, but i dont want to tell anyone. and i'm planning to go to school on Monday. I will have my upper lower abs and flanks done in 2 days. Flanks will be on Saturday. I think i'm going commute by myself on Saturday to the clinic as well. I hope it does not hurt to walk on the next day. Is the drainage horrible? Do you leak through the garmet and your own clothes? Does it leak to your bed sheet and hart to clean?
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Updated on Sep 24, 2010:
my body is joking me! i got period right before the surgury!! just got back from the surgery this morning. I was agree being filmed for education purpose so there was several more people in the room. I feel like i was like a vip , Dr. C and dr.t was there too dr.c keep talking n teach his students. Dr.t came in occasionally n see how is going. I felt pain when injecting the tumescent fluid and maybe he did not put enough or wat so ever my belly button is super sensitive whenever he suck the fats out, i feel pain..or i'm still nervous eventho i took the pills to relax..he notice that i feel pain and he put more to numb the area but it doesn't seemed really work for me.. anyway overall the pain was tolerable. I got 700cc of fat sucked out. BYEBYE FAT JUICE!
After the surgury, the nurse clean me up and put the garmet on (is a wrap)they gave me some gauze, and the sheet for protecting the leaking to my bed and a gatoraid. The dr. gave me antibiotic, valium and painkiller. I feel nothing after the surgury, i just feel alil sleepy.. they alow me to leave by myself because i dont feel much anything and the area is still numb ( numbness fade about 6 hrs later).. I even went to the pharmacy and sephora to shop! after that.. i took SUBWAY! its about 45 mins ride.. luckily i dont need to wait for the trains. When i got home, the area is still pain, n the leakage is pretty bad.. its soak my undies. alot of swelling, and bruises. My pelvis area swollen alot. i try to drink alot of water hope the swollen goes away asap. The compression garmet sucks.. it roll up when i sit down.. i have to adjust it… it 6pm now.. and i'm starting to feel pain. The pain is like cuts..and it pretty painful. Hope it will gone soon!
Updated on Sep 24, 2010:
anybody experience constipation? I feel pain to push my stomach when i'm trying to go no.2. and also does anybody push the tumescent fluid out by yourself when they done with the surgery?
Updated on Sep 25, 2010:
next day, my abs are sore when i bend down, and stand up.. but it still tolerable. I'm forcing myself to finish up the work due on Monday. I have my flanks done today! one side 350cc and the other 400cc. total 650cc! including L/U abs, its 1450cc! i'm so happy! the draining is super horrible, it leaks out alot from one side of my pelvic area. i tried to push out the fluid, but its kept leaking so i decide to use thick gauze and pad. Its works fine. But all my garmets and pant are wet.. =( will upload picture soon!
Updated on Oct 5, 2010:
finally the server fix the problem! i can update the pics now. The pain is still soar, it painful to touch the lumps and i'm trying to massage it during shower and using the arnica gel. Just saw the dr. today. He said the lumps are normal and it because if the compression garmets. He told me i can switch to second stage compression garmet which is more seamless. He said i can use spanx and start massaging the lumps. as you can see the pics.. it swollen with lumps… it does not look as nice as other people who had it done. i'm giving hope and patient.. hopefully it will be all gone! i finally can wear my favorite dress again!!
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