Location: Saskatoon, ON
Member since 12/4/2012


  • 109 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 1 discussion
  • 6 questions

Reviews & Stories

Fat Girl's Journey to the Flat Side (Part 1) - Regina, SK

I ate too much. Sure, I could blame my current belly situation on my son (he was 8'10, but really, people didn't even know I was pregnant til about 8 months...who am I kidding - it was the food. I ate my way all the way up to 310 pounds, and I thought I was fine. Then I got a nasty flu that attacked my joints, and in trying to do physio/rehab, I realized I wasn't. So I did something... READ MORE

Questions from carolynburton

How Can I Convince a Surgeon to Do a Brachioplasty? Or Am I out of Luck?

Surgeons in my area are moving away from the brachioplasty because of patients ending up unhappy with the scar, so it is becoming very hard to find a surgeon who is willing to... READ MORE

Am I a Candidate for Arm Lift?

As a follow up to my previous question about convincing a surgeon to do an arm lift, I thought I would provide more detail. I am in Saskatchewan, Canada (not in US), and there... READ MORE

When to Get More Aggressive in Treating Open Section of TT Scar? (photo)

I am 32 days post op full TT. On day 22, part of my scar opened up (photo). My surgeon is three hours away (and he is on holidays), so I went to ER. The doctor put steri-strips... READ MORE

What is the Reasonable Expectation for "Flatness" After TT? (photo)

(10 Weeks Po, Still Swollen but Much Flatter when Laying Down).I have seen many surgeons on this site indicate to people that they will never be flatter than when they are on... READ MORE

Is Myofascial Release As Part of Lymphatic Massage Damaging to a TT?

I am 11 weeks post op TT and my PS suggested massage to help with the swelling. At my massage appointment today, the massage therapist did some deeper massage to "loosen up the... READ MORE

Is there any procedure that can remove excess skin from lower arm (between elbow and wrist?)

10 weeks post arm lift. Healing well with closed scars and full range of motion. Area by elbow will need revision in 6-9 months. Could a lower arm procedure be performed at the... READ MORE

Discussions started by carolynburton

Recovery after tummy tuck

I am planning on having a tt done in late june 2013, and I am wondering about the recovery time.   My question is two parts....first, going back to work...I work in an... READ MORE

Recent comments from carolynburton

Interestingly, no, I ended up being able to have it done in my city. I went to another city for my TT, but my TT PS wouldn't do the TT and the arms together (and when I asked him about it, his response to the arm lift was always... READ COMMENT

When I was considering the arm lift I started reading your review (have read all your posts) and I just want to thank you for your honesty and candor and willingness to share your experience. Complications can and do happen, and they... READ COMMENT

Looking great! At 10 weeks you are still swollen, so once you are able to get back in the gym and get the fluid all moving again, that should go away quickly! As you get back at it, don't be surprised if stuff doesn't "feel" right... READ COMMENT

Glad to hear you already havecrange of PS had me not lift my arms past shoulder height for 7 I was good and frozen by the time he cleared me to resume activity.....strangevhow they all practice a little... READ COMMENT

Glad to hear your appt went well. Take a couple of weeks to get your range of motion back before you add the weights...stretch your arms up the wall til you can reach straight above your might be surprised to find you can't... READ COMMENT