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Bodytite - anyone?

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Bodytite - anyone?

Postby Leeesa » Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Hi all, I just had BL/BA plus Bodytite (www.bodytite.com) of my abs/thighs. I do believe this type of lipo is being tested in the States but is available here in Canada. I had my procedure June 30/2010. Wondering if anyone else out there has had this procedure and what their results were? Is it normal to look like a deflated balloon on day 4 po?

Also, I have a drainage which hasn't drained anything at all, I am oozing through my cg (which I am too afraid to remove) my first pre-op appt is Tuesday so hopefully all will be ok.

Everything is badly swollen. Boobs are sore, I think they are going to look great, hard to tell with the bandages etc. on. This is the worst part, the first week, every day is a tiny bit better and hopefully I will be thrilled with the results - when I can see them, eventually!
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby freespiritha » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:03 pm

I am in Canada and never heard of this procedure? How are you doing?
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby kaizen » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:33 am

Put maxi pads on the incision areas that are oozing, change them as necessary. You want to keep the areas dry to prevent infection. I think it's fine the drains aren't draining (although I've never had them so I really don't know).

I would wipe down the oozing area with a antiseptic wipe or warm water, then pat dry and put a maxi on the area held in place by the GC.

You are right the first week is the worst, it will get better! Take it easy and keep us posted. I've never heard of bodytight either.
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby Leeesa » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:52 am

It's a new procedure, really really new - it's radio-frequency assisted liposuction, it has the added benefit of skin-tightening (regular lipo tightens up to 20% this procedure tightens 20-40%) It's good for people who are just on the cusp on needing a tummy tuck. The surgeon who performed it is the only one on the west coast who does it, I'm from B.C. my surgeon was Dr. Ross Horton. I think there's one in Edmonton and maybe a few in Ontario. I know it is available in the States but it's still in testing-mode there, awaiting approval from the FDA.

I'm doing better today - I haven't actually removed the CG, I'm too scared but I don't want infection either, so maybe today I'll take it off, (day 5 p/o) shower and put those maxis in the oozing areas like you suggested - thanks!

Can you wash these compression garments? Are they washer/dryer safe? I only have the one, is it ok to leave it off while it's being washed? I'm really quite scared to remove it! I see the doc for my first post-op appt tomorrow I was going to wait until then to attempt the shower etc. but now I think maybe I should do it today. Ahhh!! Thanks for your support guys, this is kinda scary!
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby freespiritha » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:04 am

When I was wearing my CG I went to buy an second one even though it was expansive and washed it and hung to dry while wearing another one. Anything you put in a dryer screws it up.
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby kaizen » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:51 pm

It is perfectly ok to take off the CG and wash it. Be careful when removing the CG, the blood with rush to the area that was restricted and will likely make you light headed. Since I am by myself and no one for help, I took mine off and layed in bed a few minutes to let my blood equal out. Then I got up slowly and shuffled to the laundry, put it in the delicate cycle (mine said cold water hand wash), then I went to take a shower. After the shower, I put the CG in the dryer on low air gentle cycle (was like 15 min I believe, the instructions say no dryer btw) My garment cam out fine. It was still a tad damp when I removed it, but I put it on anyway.

My GC is made by Sculptures and goes from under breasts to mid-thigh.
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby Maryalicia » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:31 am

Hey Lisa! Can't wait to see the pics. You are definitely a pioneer trying a new technique.

How are you feeling today?
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby Leeesa » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:36 pm

Thanks, for the support. I'm such a wimp I haven't taken any pics yet, I just can't bear to do it, I'm horrendous, really. Now that I think about it, maybe I should look at some of the progression pics from the ladies here it would probably really help ease the anxiety. I feel like a monster right now. I'm black and blue head to toe, and really droopy in the lower extremities, still like a deflated balloon. It is such a strange feeling, showering is a monumental effort and can I say I have an extreme love/hate relationship with the CG? It's practically an Olympic sport getting into the thing. This is really not for the weak of heart is it? Whoever said cosmetic surgery was the easy way out obviously didn't have it! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (sort of) but you know I'm always worried about infection etc. and the swelling.... well, 'nuff said about that.

Ok, end of rant - physically I think I'm doing pretty well, every day is a little bit better so that's good. I had my first post op and the ps said everything looked great ("great" being only in the eyes of the ps) But I am determined to be patient, not panic until enough time has passed to assess whether or not panic is warranted.

Hope everyone is having a healthy healing journey :)
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby Leeesa » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:38 pm

Maryalicia - I don't know how to PM but would love to see your photos, could you share your password would be much appreciated!
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby kelly.j » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:08 pm

Hello Leeesa!


I am so glad that your 1st Post-Op Appointment went great, I know its going to take a while for your body to heal but I am sure you are going to love your results. You are going to want to make sure your CG is clean and the best advice is to place is on the 'hand-wash cycle' and lay flat to dry in a shaded space. This will make sure that the material does not loose its shape and tension. I hope the oozing has gone down and of course if you have questions, the MAKE ME HEAL team is hear to help.

I hope you have a Speedy recovery!!!! :D
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby dangerouscurves » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:36 pm

thanks for the update and keep us informed about your healing.

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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby Leeesa » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:27 pm

Thanks all. WOW - what huge difference, even my bum looks better (unexpected bonus - I guess because he took some off my flanks) I can't believe what a great shape I have and I'm still swollen even! One thing I am concerned about is when I bend over all the skin wrinkles and sags. I'm hoping this will improve in time and I keep reading about something called "skin reattachment" I think I'll post something on this as I'm confused about it.

I'm not oozing out of anywhere, well except a little out of the nipple from BL, not much tho, I go for my second post-op in a few days. Other than that, love, love LOVE the new shape, so exciting to see the transformation! I bought two stage one garments which I change up every time I shower, one is an XL and one is an L, but I'm on the second row of hooks on the L, so I'm worried that the XL isn't enough compression now, so I wonder if I should just wear the XL until I've washed and dried the L and change back right away. Anyone have thoughts on this?

Hope everyone is well, happy healing all!
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby kelly.j » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:50 pm

Hey Leeesa,

When You wear the Large it doesn't feel like it is cutting off any circulation or too tight right? It's best to wear the garment that does feel snug but not to the point where its digging into the skin. Also, the XL if its not giving you enough compression it's not going to help with swelling as well. So which ever garment fits tight where you can feel the compression but not to the point where you're becoming numb :shock: then that would be the best garment to wear. You wanna try to stay with the same size to prevent fluctuation in swelling too. So once you move on to a stage two garment you want to stay with one size.

If you want to take a look at this garment it has a size chart and you can see which one CG is the best fit for you: High Back Brief Compression Garment w/ Bra: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.d ... 9&catid=33 or you can let me know which CG you have and we can see if the L is better for you or the XL :D

Happy Healing Leeesa and I'm glad you are coming along great!!!
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby Leeesa » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:34 pm

Wow, thanks for the info - well, I was given an XL compression garment from a company called "voe" and I bought an L, which I was waring all the time and was quite comfortable. I received my stage 2 Veronique garments from MMH and I'm wearing the L now, it seems to be tighter than the L from Voe, but not super uncomfortable, but it is leaving some slight marks on the lower thigh, the Voe garment goes below the knee and doesn't do that, should I not wear the Veronique until the leg swelling decreases?
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Re: Bodytite - anyone?

Postby nizou » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:44 am

Hi Leesa, you look great from what i see in your pics! I am looking at having the same surgery done with Dr. Horton, would you be able to tell me how your experience was with him overall? And I see that you had the procedure done last June? How are you now? are the results what you expected they would be? are you disappointed about anything? Would you recommend this Doctor? I have had my consultation and am preparing to schedule the surgery but of course the fear is kicking in now!
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