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Yesterday my surgeon finally removed the bandages and gave me the ok for showering again. I travelled 4hrs last night, so my first shower will be today. Yay. (A little scared I am though.) My pain now is tolerable but it still hurts a damn lot. The incision doesn't go as far down to my elbows as I thought but it goes way up to my armpit.. there's a y-shape there. I have no idea when I could shave again.. but right now I don't dare to even go near there with a razor (even though I wish I could!!!) and also I dunno when I could use a deodorant again (atm even a little water over the incisions hurts).. do you have any suggestions on that topic? I also did not get a sleeve or anything alike for my arms. My surgeon said the worst I could do now is to put something over the incision, cause that could make the incision open up again (from too much wound fluid). He told me to just wear wide clothes for the next time. Mhm.. I am thinking about buying some compression garment and wearing that in a couple weeks then.
Aug16,2012 Bodylift Revision May23,2012 Thigh Lift + Breast Revision Jan25,2012 Bodylift Nov22,2011 Breast Lift + Argumentation, Arm Lift
As far as shaving, I wouldn't till 3/4 weeks. I was able to just fine at that point, but wasn't comfortable any earlier.
Deodorant, I think I started about 2 weeks out. I just rubbed it on very lightly.
I liked my Marena sleeves. They gave me a real feel of comfort when I wore them at night. I would put them on over my silicone strips, and they helped keep them on and from getting damaged. At night, my arms felt almost comforted with the strips and sleeves.
I also never thought the sleeves were really very tight, more of a barrier. Another trick I did was cut the ends of socks and use that -again not for compression, just for protection.
Forum Moderator Summer 2011: ETT, armlift, thigh lift, BL/BAand a few revisions along the way..... A worthwhile journey takes time! Patience and humor are required.
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