Sandra’s story about liposuction
Sandra, reader of the blog decided to undergo liposuction. Here is her experience, as she wrote it, posted on a forum on aesthetic surgery:
Here I am 🙂
First of all, let me say the doctor is great. I totally lost myself, both out of fear and excitement but my husband asked him hundreds of questions…and doctor was so calm:).
He gave thorough explanation to each question and he also touched some other topics. He is not the type that just rushes you and “scamps” you. He processed MORE parts than we agreed before the surgery for the same money (and amount is quite affordable, comparing to prices in Belgrade). I wanted fat to be sucked out from my hips and a little bit around them, but doctor also treated my belly, thighs, riding breeches (even lower, in order to even out everything, so it looks natural) and region, all the way just below my back. Doc says I was the perfect case because I didn’t come with excess 20 kilos (I am 163-4 cm tall and weighing 55 kg), but I had small fat excesses on particular regions of the body.
I had a chance to see myself while they were dressing me and I was thrilled to see everything even in that state…I expect that, when everything falls back into place in the next few months, results are going to be fabulous. By the way, I underwent classic liposuction. Surgery lasted unexpectedly long, instead of less than 2h it lasted almost 3h, and I can barely get back to normal…I already have low blood pressure.
Doc said he sucked out around 3800 cc of fluid….I don’t know how much fat was in there. Until I saw myself this morning during dressing I was asking myself what was I thinking…but now I CAN’T wait for necessary time to pass.
Doctor and one female doctor, whose name I forgot, were great. We felt like at home because we were not treated only like patients but like we were a family…they come to visit you and cheer you up with everyday life topics.
For those who think I am just advertising the doctor, let me just say they are not right, because I met him for the first time…I am just thrilled by the way they welcomed and treated us and I am also satisfied with the first results. I will put BEFORE/AFTER pictures as soon as bruises vanish and skin sticks as much as possible 🙂
And now something about recovery. Doctor said that I should wear a waistband at least for two months. He advised me not to sit bending forward, so that skin on the belly does not “stick” improperly. Aggressive massage is out of the question for at least one to two month, even longer, since skin should form some kind of connection with the tissue because there is no more fat between, to bond them. Unfortunately I cannot give you expert explanation as he gave to me, but that is the point. Soft “massage” with a roller or even with a rolling pin :). Just enough to avoid “breaking” of newly formed connections…
After two weeks I will go to get my stitches removed, cuts are small, about 4 mm. There is still some blood leaking, but doc said it will all pass within 5-6 days. At this point I have trouble getting up and my hubby is helping me a lot with everything, I have temperature, but not high…the first day I got it since I came home. I should drink Palitrex for a week.
🙂 Oh, and yes…we also discussed breasts before the surgery. He made me try on bunch of “breasts” 🙂 and 390ccm somehow look perfect…to my husband and doc, but I think they are too big. I have sort of a phobia to look like Ceca after the surgery, but when I buttoned up my shirt…it looked really juicy :).
But I will not even think about that for the next six months, so I am postponing my appointment from December to…later :(.
I hope I didn’t break rules of the forum, I just tried to give my impressions about doctor and surgery, and I will post more elaborately with pictures as soon as situation is suitable for taking pictures.
One-two days later:
QUOTE(nansy @ Sep 12 2012, 06:22 PM)
***, I have anatomic implants 390ccm high profile Cohesive 3, I am 167cm tall and I weigh 62kg. Look at my pictures; I think they are not too big; you will not look like Ceca!
Thank you nansy, I will look at them surely 🙂 I believe they are not, especially when doctor and husband say they are just right :). I appreciate that as soon as I tried 450 (I think that was it) doc immediately said:”…no, no these are not good…”. I also tried several rounder but smaller and he said the same thing when I put them in bra and tried them on. I really believe that he is sincere and has aesthetic criteria and is not willing to do everything that we patients would like 🙂
And 6 days later:
I cannot help myself and add something. These 6 days after liposuction I feel quite weak, low blood pressure, pulse over 100…doctor explained that I should expect something like this due to the blood and fluid loss…I bothered him quite a bit (through my husband of course) on a daily basis, as if he has my general practitioner: “my pulse is this much, I feel pounding in my ears…my blood pressure is low…I have temperature…now I don’t have temperature but… “. And he answered each call, explained everything all over again and gave us comfort…all this without sensing in his voice that he is annoyed with us, and to tell you the truth we were really annoying. My husband talked me into taking my blood tested and when they saw my hemoglobin was 79 %, they sent me right away to an internist…my husband called Dr Maljkovic and doc repeated everything like the first time. Frankly, even I would be mad at this point, but doc no. Even the internist (everything was of course fine here) talked to him….I don’t have much experience (Thank God) with doctors, but I have never experienced this much patience and time spent only for me (and not to mention there are also other patients) in any other hospital, practice…
I don’t know why I wrote all this, but it won’t hurt. And since it does not hurt, it must be useful.