Member since 12/24/2013


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  • 3 reviews

Reviews by Mommahelen

Arms First, More Later -Rochester, NY

I have lost more than half of my body weight through diet and exercise and recently consulted with a surgeon for staged skin removal surgery. We decided that an arm lift should be the first procedure, followed by a breast lift in a few months. My surgeon will not combine these procedures due to... READ MORE

Breast Lift in my Future - Rochester, NY

I am currently recovering from ann Arm Lift but will be scheduling a BL once I heal up a little. I'm posting my before photos so that I can compare them in the future with photos after the swelling in my arms goes down. My surgeon pulled the skin tight down thru my bra band and for the first few... READ MORE

Thigh Lift Next - Rochester, NY

I'm currently recovering from an extended Arm Lift (1/17/14) and thought that I would plan a breast lift next. However, the skin tightening under the arms has pulled my chest up a little and I think I would prefer to wait on the lift until my upper body is fully healed. My PS will not combine... READ MORE

Recent comments from Mommahelen

The drains aren't so bad but I will be happy to see them go in a few days. The only pain today is from the right drain site and that's not too bad. READ COMMENT

The bandages are stupid. I have to rewrap them a few times a day when they slip down around my knees but they do give me glimpses of my new thighs and if they slip it must mean the swelling is going down. READ COMMENT

The itching is probably from your pain meds, I'm a few days post op and taking a Benadryl with my Norco and that works. The itching is also a sign that the swelling is going down according to my PS. Please be patient with yourself, you... READ COMMENT

I'm using ice packs over my bandages and clothing - he said that was fine if it helped but not to be aggressive with the ice. It seems to calm down the hot hurt at times. I'm much better this morning but the first step off the sofa was... READ COMMENT

Depending on how long the incisions are, you are looking at 2 weeks of very restricted activity and 6-8 weeks of wearing compression to heal well. My PS is very strict on 12 weeks between procedure and now that I'm nearly 12 weeks out... READ COMMENT