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Hi all, 

(I have also posted this on another surgery website, so apologies if you have read this twice!)

I'm planning on travelling overseas by myself for liposuction surgery on my stomach, inner and outer thighs and hip area. I'm not a huge lady to begin with (about 62kg, 165cm)....just want to target those pesky fat pockets that I can't get rid of! 
Anyway, I am a confident solo traveller and extremely familiar with the country I am intending on going to.....my concern is post-op. I am often stronger when I am by myself, but I am wondering if I should have someone with me to help with pain meds, getting out of bed, getting into the shower, general support etc. Obviously, I think it would be better if someone was with me, but with kids and everything that may not be possible and I am may have to go it alone. I would be spending 10-12 days in this country post-op..... Do you think it would be worth having someone there for the first 4/5 days and then maybe being by myself for the last 7 days before heading back to my home country? 

Did you go it alone? What are the pros and cons? In general, what was your pain level for stomach/thigh/hip lipo? I've had 2 c-sections....does the pain compare at all? Do you think you COULD have handled it all alone, if you had to? 

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  • 2 months later...

Hello Steph, 

I have had liposuction but I had the procedure in my home country. However, it seems to me that you have made your mind up to travel to another country which is great as you seem confident in doing so, but there is always precautions you need to take. Liposuction itself is a small procedure which does require you to have some down time! This means that I would definitely recommend staying in the country for the time period you have stated before travelling home as within this time frame, you may experience some side effects. 

I personally experienced pain after the procedure for 1 week post op and due to this, wouldn't advise that you go alone. I would definitely recommend that someone is with you for at least 5 days after your procedure. 

Let me know how you get on and whether or not anyone does go out with you!

All the best,

Chloe x

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I would say that you can manage that alone but still would be better if you had someone with you. I had lipo on my tummy and hips in Prague, but I have a friend who lives there and helped me a lot. I also stayed with her after I left Forme Clinic, so it was very helpful to me. I am sure you would be fine, just need to be careful and do not do any sudden movements. The pain Is manageable with painkillers for a few days. And as you say you will be in the country for 10 days after the surgery you should be fine at that time. Well, I never had c section but what I heard it is quite hard to move after it. So I think after lipo it is better. I could move after 3 days and walk slowly. 

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