44 y.o. Female, Full abdomen, love handles and chin
What procedure feels like:
The reason why it’s impossible to explain is that it’s just surreal. If you are getting liposuction you know how it’s done and you really don’t want to think about that. It’s like going to the dentist. You know how they are filling your cavities but you really don’t want to think about that either.
Remember that Trevor and Angel are there, and then there are your friends Xanax and laughing gas. All of the above will help you relax. I have read the other patient journals and I did not feel any burning sensations.
It starts with what feels like a shot and then that’s over super fast. Shot. Over. This is the opening that Trevor uses to get rid of what you don’t want. Fat. And then you really don’t feel anything except Trevor doing his thing and filling up your fat with a solution so he can remove it. There is a a pulling sensation but not painful. Just really weird to explain because unless you have had liposuction before, it kind of defies logic or comparison to anything else. It’s not unpleasant and I used a lot of the laughing gas.
Then you sit for a little while, and then Trevor starts to remove the fat. There was one part that was troublesome and that was when the upper abs were being done there is tenderness at the beginning of your rib cage. I did say “ow, ow ow” and Trevor told me that that part of the rib cage is tender for a lot of people and he simply put more of the pain medicine. But again the pain was over just as soon as those words were said.
I was glad to have Angel’s hand to squeeze. I wish I had thought to leave my earrings at home and also wish that I had used the bathroom before the whole thing. I had to use the restroom between the 2 phases of the procedure which I could have done before we started. .
Day 1 Tuesday
My procedure was late on a Monday afternoon. Most of my “first day” was spent asleep at night. Then 4 a.m. (12 hours after procedure) the pain woke me up. It’s hard to quantify pain but if I had to rate the pain I would give it a good solid 7. It was hard to get out of bed. I could hardly lift my head and had to pull myself up using the bed covers. I felt like I had been run over by a truck. I train for Tae Kwon Do so I can also say that I feel like I had been beaten up in a fight. Even though in Tae Kwon Do I use padding I have been kicked before without padding and it felt like that. Like I had been beaten. Don’t let this scare you, because as soon as I could sit up I took a Vicodan and the pain was over. This was the only pain reliever I took was just one.
A girlfriend came to Vegas with me and she had never been to the strip before, so I felt like we needed to do something other than just sit around the hotel. We walked and walked. I probably over did it the first day because we walked Caesar’s Mall for about 4 hours. I was tired and ready to lay down.
We returned to the hotel and I took a couple of small naps. Then around 8 we had dinner and then I went to bed. Slept great all the way through the night.
I was constipated all day, and no one likes that feeling even without a compression garment. I had very little draining. The thick pads added to the pressure of the garments and I didn’t like the thickness of the pads.
(This patient sent in 8 more pages of journal for a total of 21 days, we can send it to you if you are interested)
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