Location: Colorado
Member since 8/10/2010


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  • 1 review
  • 4 questions

Reviews & Stories

Good but Recovery Surprisingly Uncomfortable - Colorado Springs

At 6 days post-surgery I can already tell the fat pad is gone and I will be happy with the results in a couple months. The surgery was fast and painfree even with twilight sedation. There is minimal bruising, the swelling is starting to go down as of today (though my face still looks like a chipmunk), and the pain when re-wrapping the area is not as excruciating as it was the first day. As... READ MORE

Questions from workinprogress

Where is the Incison Made for Submental Liposuction?

Is there a visible scar? I also wonder how soon the scar can successfully be covered with makeup after the procedure? READ MORE

Solution to Tyndall Effect, Suborbital 'Pillows' Post-Juvederm Injections?

8 months post Juvederm Ultra injected into tear troughs, I am still getting questions, even from strangers, about the blue puffy horizontal pillows under both my eyes. The... READ MORE

How Soon After Submental Lipo to Begin Scar Massage?

Two weeks post-surgery, stitches out, I've started gently massaging from midline out towards the mandibular angle. I can feel bilateral thickening under both sides of the... READ MORE

Bilat DIEP Flaps or Brava+fat Graft to Reconstruct A Cups?

51 yo non-smoking ft student wi 9 mm carcinoma rt breast, no nodes involved and have elected to do bilat mastectomies due to family hx. Used to have an athletic build, now... READ MORE

Recent comments from workinprogress

I'm in Colorado Springs. My doc is Thomas Dalsaso Jr. He's wonderful. He and his Dad have done facial reconstruction surgeries for year to the benefit of many. The son also does a lot of cosmetic procedures and is everything you want in... READ COMMENT

Sorry I hate the idea of posting pictures of myself online, so I never do it! I really like my results and I've been getting compliments on it. It's so nice to feel and see my jawline again. But it did take patience with the swelling... READ COMMENT

My doctor showed me how to massage the under chin and neck area to minimize adhesions and lumps. I was really shocked by how hard he stretched and rolled the tissue between his fingers! I started doing the same at a couple weeks... READ COMMENT

I am sooo happy with the results! The swelling is gone, the skin has tightened nicely and I'm getting a lot of unexpected compliments on my "remarkable weight loss!" Now I wish I could afford to do the same all over my body. The only... READ COMMENT

Thanks much! I have gotten used to the dressing (now just at night and whenever I'm home.) It has definitely helped the healing! I love the results. Now I'm just focused on massaging the neck and throat several times a day to counter... READ COMMENT