Close up what my skin looks like.

Close up what my skin looks like.

View of stitches and bruises after submental liposuction.

View of stitches and bruises after submental liposuction.

Red and blotchy and very sore under eyes.

Red and blotchy and very sore under eyes.

Crust forms under my eyes.

Crust forms under my eyes.

Shine on!

Shine on!

Got itch?!

Got itch?!

My recovery medications.

My recovery medications.

Oh, the itch! I’m dying to scratch! Besides the itchy feeling all over my face and neck, I’m feeling great. The swelling is down and pain is minimal. I shower and even let the water pour directly on my face. Feels so good! I’m instructed to apply hydrocortisone cream to my skin to combat the itch. It stings a little, but the relief it provides is worth it. I head into work and put in an 11 hour day. I almost forget about my face, until I stop for groceries on the way home and notice people stopping in the aisles to look at me. It’s amusing to see them them try to be discreet about it. I’m sure they can’t figure out if I’m a burn victim, a careless sun worshiper or someone with a medical condition. I just smile and soldier on.

I have nothing significant to report on the submental lipo recovery. I continue to take Arnica (homeopathic remedy) to help with bruising and keep the stitches covered in vaseline. The swelling is still present, but minimal and I do not have any pain in the area.

Are you up for this type of recovery? Leave me a comment and let me know.