Expectations are to get rid of my sagging neck,...
Plastic Surgery the attention is in the details! Dr. Cervantes and Dr. Aregon in Tiajuana exceeded my expecttions!
My face lift-I sill have a little swollen, cheeks, below neck and eyes but not bad, no pain. I feel tenderness in areas and have been applying a ointment that Dr. Cervantes provided me with a light massage to promote circulation and decrease swelling. I also continue to sleep elevated and use my sham strips soaked in ice cold water ( works so good , no dripping) to gently apply to the puffy areas. I take the medications as the doctor ordered on time using the Rx containers pre set-up so not to miss any. I wear sun glasses and scarf while out in sun to protect the incision sites. I also drink a protein shake every morning to promote healing. I have areas of numbness by my ears and cheeks , I also feel some nerves waking up and tingle with a buzz, but tolerable. The bruises are going away so fast, I believe a healthy diet, no smoking and following pre op instruction help but not as much an plastic surgeon that is such a perfectionist and put attention to the detail to make sure he takes care of the bleeding during surgery and has a skillful touch!
My Arm lift- I continue day 7 post surgery to have some swelling and soreness at the incision site, with limited range of motion ,but looks like it is healing well, no sign of infection just finished my antibiotics. The incisions still have these very secure steri-strip type bandages, right behind posterior armpits ,I have a small area where the drainage tubes were and today no longer any drainage. I can move my arms as long as no heavy lifting, pushing or pulling. In 3 more weeks I can begin more stretching a easy work outs. So far so good!
one month post Face lift and Arm lift update
1. Eyes may be puffy in the morning
2, Areas especially around the cheek and ears may still be numb
3. Ears can still be painful to the touch and difficult to lay on.
4. Top of head from brow lift tender and feeling like glasses are on your head
5. Eyes may feel a little dry
6. Bruises gone
2. Uncomfortable and tender especially if you over do it
3. Achy if I lay on them to much
4. Range i can move them getting much better
5. Scares still tender to the touch, but getting better
6, Certain clothes may be irritating to the incision under arms
This procedure harder than the face lift
I am sharing my progress so others can be prepared for the journey, my Dr Cervantes sbd Dr Aragon did a great job, I am very pleased.
Arm iift pictures
but here is a side photo that shows how big my arms were, sorry a little blurred. Once I get a copy of the pictures at doctors I will also post.
let the compliments begin!
Surgery went great, process was easy, no problems in Tiajuana Mexico Dr. Cervantes and Dr. Aragon were the best! They were giving attention to the smallest details, and answered all my questions going above and beyond my expectations.The staff so caring and professional. Yolanda walked me through the process and always keep reassuring me not to worry that they were the be safety first team and she was right, I was in the best of hands, my recovery was smooth and the results are awesome, only 6 days past my surgery and doing great, I will upload pictures very soon, stay tuned, Thank you and mucho gracias Dr. Cervantes and team. I will be back for my yummy tuck in 1 year. Yours truly Kay and Steve