|Waiting for my check-up.|
|My scar from the side. It's hard to tell, but my back is to the left of the photo and my front is to the right of the photo (I have always had a pancake arse).|
|My scar from the front-- and more of me than you EVER wanted to have to see.|
As you can see, I still have a lot of swelling, mostly on my lower back, outer thighs and sides. This is all normal and about 90% of swelling should subside by the 3 month mark and I will see my final results at the 6 month mark. How exciting!
My surgeon said I can stop wearing my compression garments now if I wish, but it's good to keep wearing them if I am happy to do so. Even though they can be painful in this heat (hello bloat), I will keep wearing them up until the 6 week mark and then maybe get myself a spanx binder that I can more easily wear in the summer. I actually feel more secure (not to mention thinner) when I am wearing my compression garments.
Now I don't have to see my surgeon for another 3 months... I almost feel normal again!