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5 days Post Op

5 days Post Op

Postby vanessavy » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:06 am

So, I had a total colectomy for colon cancer almost 3 years ago. My tummy tuck I had prior to that still remained great but I formed all this lopsided fat that was driving me nuts. I decided to get some lipo done with my long time plastic surgeon. I was scheduled to have lipo to arms, flanks, abdomen, middle back and inner thigh. Once there we decided lip to the arms was not going to be worth it since I had mainly muscle and skin from major weight loss in 2006. So, I tossed in the arm lift last minute for surgery I had Tues. Rather get it all done and over with at once.

Holy crap, I don't remember lipo hurting that bad! My arms felt like cake walk compared to the back lipo killing me. Now the lipo pain is a bit better but my swelling is nuts. My arms swell so bad my hands puff up, my right is worse than the left. I am using Bromelian now but it is driving me up the wall. The lower part of my arm gets weird swollen areas and goes numb. Normal sounding to arm lift vets? I sleep with pillows next to me. I was instructed if I lose feeling in the hands with swelling to take the compression garment off for at least an hour.

Other than that, I can do anything (I think being a powerlifter and big muscles helped in that area). I have been alone as of 2 days ago and no issues with needing help. It is just this swelling that is freaking me out and then the numbness that goes with it in areas. Stressful.
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Re: 5 days Post Op

Postby freespiritha » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:36 pm

Be careful not to raise your arms much and do to much to avoid stretching a scar, make sure u drink lots and rest!!! how are you today?
2007 tt in Canada
2009 lapband in Canada
2011 lipo and bbl in TJ with Dr Carmina Cardenas
2012 revision tt, tl, al more bbl with Dr Cardenas
2012 breast reduction Canada
2013 Removed lapband
2014 Vertical sleeve with Dr Filipe Garcia...bad experience
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