Re: Plastic surgery and FM
I had major lipo (from chest down to knees, front & back) and I was concerned too. However, with that much lipo, the pain I had was all from the lipo and was unbelievable. As for actual Fibro pain, I had none because I think the pain from the instrument used to vaccum out the fat was far greater than any Fibro pain. It like when you're in intense labor pain and someone slaps you on your back, it wouldn't even register because the labor pain is taking up all your focus. I think my post surgical pain was probably more intense than the avg. person because of my Fibro though.
I had a 2nd surgery to have have a pain pump implanted for my Fibro pain and it was not very painful. I had the surgery on a Fri. and was back at work on Mon. The only pain med they gave me was Vicodin.
I had a 3rd surgery for breast reduction and the only pain was at the surgical incisions. I got my doc to give me Percodan for post op pain and it worked wonderfully and I was very comfortable from the post op pain and I had no Fibro pain.
I guess it all depends on how bad you want the surgery - if you're willing to put up with any pain. For me personally, I would NEVER, do lipo again, not even if you paid me a million dollars, but I am not afraid to have other types of surgery. When the battery in my pumps dies, I will have to have a new pump implanted and I am not worried at all since I've been thru it once before.