There is definitely an improvement on today, exactly two weeks from my surgery. After today I can start wearing the compression garments 12 hours a day instead of 24 hours a day – YAYYYYYYY!!!!!. The bruising is nearly gone and the soreness and stiffness is subsiding. The swelling is reduced by quite a bit but the lipo areas are still inflamed and beginning to harden and get lumpy. My pants are FINALLY starting to fit better, but from what I’ve read it can be a month or more before I start to see the Vaser lipo results.
My breast size has gone down considerably, as it was supposed to, but I’m still impressed with the size! They are still red from all of the internal bruising I’m guessing since the doctor managed to do a lot of deep tissue injections (yes, ouch). The stiffness in them is also subsiding a lot except for the areas where he did most of the fat injections along the top and cleavage. There are some lumps that seem to come and go, but I’m told this is normal. There is a risk that cysts can form and will have to be aspirated. They will investigate this at my one month and three month check-ups.
Speaking of check-ups, I went in for my one week check-up at Dr. Shu’s office. This was a really short appointment to take out the sutures and basically just check me out.
In short, I’m an awesome healer! They said my healing is where it should be at the two week mark instead of the one week mark. They were amazed at how “little” bruising there is.
They were also impressed with how my breasts looked.
Channel 5 will be back at my one month appointment to get more pictures and do a post-op interview. This time I have a feeling I will be way less nervous talking to them without the procedure hanging over my head.
I’ve started taking baths and massaging the areas as much as I can. I’ve also found that moving around often is better, laying down is next best and sitting is the worst. I have to get up often at work to stretch and walk around.
Week 2 Pictures
Read the next chapter in my stem cell fat transfer breast augmentation journey:
Week One After Surgery
My Cosmetic Surgery Journey Begins
If You Could Enhance Your Breast Size Naturally, Would You?