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Would you consider these procedures if you had no one to help during recovery?

  • Roxanne60
  • Los Angeles
  • 2 years ago

Hello Ladies, Love the forum and the ability to communicate with those who've taken the brave step and undergone the knife! Here's my situation: Jobless with just a few months of savings to rely, but my Dr. thought it might really help if I did upper & lower eyes and dealt with the jowls and neck.  I'm a professional  and just turned 60.  Been out of the workforce for a few years due to taking care of family member, now passed.  Now I have no money left, no family, no friends upon which to rely to even ask for help walking my dog. After reading your recovery stories, it sounds a lot more time consuming and the procedures   prevents from managing on your own for several weeks. My question is whether I should just go for the best look I can to shave some years with botox & fillers and hope that at some point after I get more financially fit, try to get some time off to get the surgery  or bite the bullet now that I have a little time and take the big gamble that I will get a job quickly before I run out of money? It's tough being completely alone.  I will have to hire a service just to get to the surgeon's office. What would you do now that you've gone through recovery and know what I will have to face alone?  Could you have found a way to prepare in advance and do it without help? Thanks for your consideration. Roxanne60

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I think you should at least have a friend that you could rely on to drive you to and from the Doctors office but otherwise you should be fine, It sure helps to have some moral support. I know I am grateful for the people on this forum that have reached out to me. I hope i'm not over stepping my bounds by saying I really think you might want to wait until you have your finances in order. Good luck on whatever you decide.
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sure! am happy I had it all done. you dont need anyone,really. just consider a ride home from the docs..and to. tell 'em someone will be there for you(wink wink) you can use this column to see if all is going well. make sure all appts are included in the cost.. good luck!
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Hi Roxanne,

Most people do seem to get someone in to help them, whether they hire a nurse or have a family member/friend. But it's possible to do it alone; another RealSelfer, itakarpf, went into her surgery with the mindset to get through it by herself and she's glad she did. Here's her review; maybe you could connect and get some advice from her?

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I would wait until you have more resources. This is elective surgery and you need help. I have hired a nurse to help with post op, but you really cannot go out of your house for 3-4 weeks. I have had several procedures but also had a husband who took care of the animals, shopping, taking me to the doctor, etc. if you are looking for a job at the same time it will be wildly stressful. Botox and fillers do nice things. I would wait.
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Hi Roxanne I had my surgery on Oct 11 along with other parts. I was able to return to work in 3 week. Just because of some scaps on my face I didn't want people to see them. I had a facelift skin removed from my tummy upper legs back fat which I called my back bobbies and my arms fix all at the same time. I am very greatful for this form because I thought there was something wrong with me because at night I feel this tighting of my neck and my ears it almost like you put you hair in a ponytail and pull it as tight as you can. Then pull on your ears. I had my surgery in Mexico if you have any question I will be happy to share with you. Lady thank you for all of your stories it really helps with the healing . It just takes so many months . Cafe
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Ccafe, you mentioned you had your procedures done in Mexico. Can you name your surgeon and discuss the results?

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Hi roxanne! I suggest that you go for the dermal fillers today because its not so bad at all and you really don't need an assistant during your recovery for a procedure like it but if you are thinking about doing a major operation, I think that you should wait until you have a job and more financially fit because you will totally be helpless after say, facelift or breast augmentation. Most plastic surgeons suggest that when you undergo a major plastic surgery, you need to have someone with you in side the house because you need to have complete rest and don't stress out. i hope this helps..
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