Today marks exactly a week since I had my surgery and I can honestly say I feel better than expected. As far as pain I can say for me it’s rather low mind you I’m still quite numb around my midsection (which is normal according to my surgeon). I visited Dr. britto earlier this week and had my bandages removed and he gave me the green light to resume bathing and sleeping normally! (I swear I’ve never been happier!). I’m beginning to get back into the swing of things slowly but surely, I’ve started to do things on my own. One thing that pleasantly surprised me was after the the bandages were removed there was a layer or tape that will naturally come off as the stitches dissolve etc. I detest the sight of the scar right now BUT I am fully aware of the fact that in due time it will fade and become less and less noticeable, that I can deal with.
The best advice I can give is to be patient and keep an open mind about the process especially the incision site. Also be mindful of the amount of excess weight you go into the surgery with and whether or not liposuction is a good option for you. I had just arrived back from a summer long trip home and a brief holiday to Amsterdam (Let’s just say I ate much more than worked out) and I discussed with dr. Britto beforehand that I didn’t want to lose my natural curves so I opted out of liposuction because truthfully the excess skin was all I wanted and needed help with. Therefore I still have some fat hanging around nothing some good old exercise and balanced eating won’t fix in time.
All in all I’m happy with my progress and mobility level although I have to consciously make an effort to correct my posture from slightly crouching to upright (also quite normal and a natural effect).