I went in today for a follow up appointment with my plastic surgeon post eyelid revision and liposuction. I had posted a couple of times about the huge amount of swelling I had the last few days. Basically as of 3 or 4 days ago, I was up 7 pounds! Yes, I know that some of it (from a pound to pound and a half) is actual weight gain. I was sick for about 10 days and didn’t move much during that period and ate differently and ate more. So, yes, some gain was normal.
But, on Monday I noticed that I seemed to have huge upper abdominal swelling. At the worst my waist line up almost 4 inches from what it was last week. Since then, I went back to wearing the medical grade compression garment and some of the swelling has gone down. I’m down 3 1/2 pounds from Monday.
But, I was eager to discuss this with my surgeon. At the absolute worst moment, I had this fear that I had overeaten and that I had new fat in my upper abdomen and didn’t have swelling. In my worst thoughts, I worried I had totally undone the liposuction by overeating that week I was sick. [Read more…]