I have went back and forth about posting this, since I try to just use my blog to write only about my princess. But I thought it would be good for me to write it here. Tomorrow is the big day, the day that will change my life. I am having Smartlipo. (Click on the link to view the dr site and before/after pics, I will post an explanation of the procedure below!) I have been overweight my whole life, and have lost weight only to gain it right back again. When I was pregnant I gained 42 pounds, and then gave myself 9 months after having her to loose it. Well, I lost 50 pounds within her first year, only to gain 25 back in the past 8 months, how...I don't know! So I feel this procedure will help me, and give me the jumpstart that I need.
So for my last meal tonight, my last meal eating whatever the hell I wanted to, I got food to go from the Cheesecake factory,I even had a piece of cheesecake! It was too good!! Tomorrow I will begin my journey on loosing weight, eating right, and improving my health. I can not wait!
I have to be there at 10:30 and surgery will begin at 11:30, and should last 3 and a half hours! I will update tomorrow, and post before and after pics when I feel comfortable.
Here is an explanation of the surgery taken right from the Dr's website!
SA Bodysculpture uses a modified combination treatment solution. This is an advanced technique of permanently removing excess fat deposits in areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is called tumescent (which means to "swell") because the physician fills and swells the fatty areas to be removed with large volumes of special solution before the procedure. This solution completely numbs the area due to the effect of local anesthetic, therefore general anesthesia or heavy intravenous sedation is not required. At the same time, a substance called epinephrine constricts the blood vessels, reducing bleeding to negligible amounts. Fatty deposits are then removed using small straw-like tubes called cannulas connected to a large bulb syringe. It is called bodysculpture because the trained physician is able to artistically sculpt the body into a new shape using delicate instruments. Besides the obvious increased safety of the procedure being performed totally under local anesthesia there are other significant benefits. You can cooperate with the physician by changing position so the areas can be more easily seen and multiple areas can be treated during the same session. Plus the finer instruments that are used in the tumescent bodysculpture technique allow the physician to target specific areas with accuracy and control never before possible.
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