Chin lipo and neck lift at 35
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I had a thick fat layer underneath my chin and I...
- 3 Apr 2013
I had a thick fat layer underneath my chin and I believe it is hereditary, yes I am overweight but even when I was thinner I had a double chin, I'll be 36 soon and hate taking pictures because of the way my neck looks so I decided to get a neck lift. I recently had it done, just 2 days ago but I'm already happy with the results. Once the swelling subsides I know it'll look even better. (I hope)
4-5-13 I had my surgery on the 1st and feel...
- 5 Apr 2013
I had my surgery on the 1st and feel great, the heavy feeling under my chin and around my ears is still the only thing that bothers me, for some reason I look more swollen today, for a minute I even thought it looked the same as it did pre-op but then I had to remind myself that it hasn't even been a week, the sweilling is still there and I can't expect to look fine only 4 days post op.. either way its better than my pre-op so I guess I shouldn't complain.. I just can't wait to get these stiches out. I was able to take a few more days off of work and I'm trying to stay active, as I would at work that way I won't be too tired when I get back, the swelling will be around for up to 6 weeks so I just have to get used to it.
4-6-13 So last night I was cleaning the incisions...
- 6 Apr 2013
So last night I was cleaning the incisions behind my ear and noticed some black skin.. yes black! I first thought it was dry blood but when I tried to wipe it I noticed it was the actual skin.. I was so scared and googled necrosis... I called my surgeons office but had no luck, so I went to my local Kaiser and they perscribed me some antibiotics and told me to follow up with my pcp on monday.. they also gave me a referral to a plastic surgeon who can hopefully look into some skin folds that dont look too good. The Dr told me that the skin tissue would fall and re-heal itself but it would have to be monitered carefully, My worst fear is losing my ears like i see that some people lose their limbs do to gangrene.. but the Dr. assured me it wasnt that bad.. phew but OMG I am still scared and want this off of me asap! so I am just gonna clean it everyday and take my antibiotics, put that neosporin on there like he said and pray that it will heal fast.
I felt great today other than that, I took my drain out because It was really hurting, I asked the DR if the color and amount looked good (via email) and he said yes so I went ahead and did it. I drove to L.A yesterday, and today attendended my sons baseball game and my Dr. Appt. I do still feel the tightness but its slowly getting better. I've noticed some new bruising around my cheek but the dr at Kaiser told me it was normal.. I was afraid my cheek was gonna turn black on me.. ugh this is tough but still I'm convinced it will be worth it. I don't see a huge change but in my picture the morning after I do, I really think my face is still really swollen. In a way I'm ok with it, I just didn't like looking like my cheek and neck were all one piece, atlest now there's a little definition around my jaw line which I haven't seen in years. I am just thankful to not have came out with nerve damage or anything like that.. as long as this skin issue is resolved I'll be a happy camper.
4-8-13 Today I felt like I was almost back to...
- 8 Apr 2013
Today I felt like I was almost back to normal- I don't mean that I feel 100% like I did pre-op, but I was able to do everything I did before.. back to the normal routine. I do notice some yellow bruising around my neck, and ears. The necrosis is getting better, I have been putting a double atibiotic ointment on it in the mornings after I shower, I clean it and put the ointment on, then I just wipe it and re-apply it around 2-3pm.. then again before I go to bed. Keeping it moist and wiping it is whats knocking off that dead skin.. I feel much better because as of tonight I have the majority of the black stuff off.. I noticed it on the other side of my head too! so I've been taking care of both sides and 90% of it's gone, underneath is my skin.. it looks like when you scrape your knee.. just the pink flesh and it burns. Its ok though I'll take the burning over necrotic skin anyday, It no longer smells and the skin around it isn't red so I'm so glad about that. Last week on Friday my skin felt so hot around my ears, it smelled nasty and it was red. Those antibiotics helped so much I'm so glad because I was seriously starting to think all these horrible things. I'm gonna upload a picture of the area that turned black first so you can see how gross it looked and why I was so scared.
4-9-13 Hello Everyone! so I went in to get my...
- 9 Apr 2013
Hello Everyone! so I went in to get my stiches removed and saw my surgeon, he assured me that what I had on the back of my ear was not necrosis but a scab, I guess I mus not have kept my neck still enough after surgery, one thing I do remember doing was waking up laying flat on the morning after surgery, who knows but that explains whey its just peeling off when I clean it,, ugh a huge relief. I feel amazing and love my new-more defined chin. I go back to work tomorrow and I'm so ready for it.
Ok so it's May 8th a month after my surgery and...
- 8 May 2013
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- 11 Jul 2013
I did some research back when I was looking into getting a lower body lift and found him. My main reason for going south of the border was to save money and it's the only reason I've been able to get this procedure done. Dr. Q is the chief surgeon at Cosmed Clinic and does a wonderful job, he did my LBL and I had great results, I returned to him years later for this procedure and Monsplasty. My exerience has been great, the staff is wonderful and his facility is one of the best surgical facilities I've seen thus far. I'm so glad I found cosmed as it's allowed me to be free of the insecurities I've lived with for so many years. Thank you so much Dr. Q!