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recovery time question

recovery time question

Postby Julia_Chloe » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:58 am

My thigh lift is scheduled for Apr11, next year. I will not get the vertical scar, I think.. more like this: http://myplasticsurgery.gr/media/3037-15.jpg ..

May 8th + 9th I have to do a written exam at school.. that would mean 26 days for recovery. Maybe I could find someone to drive me to school then, if not I would have to use public transportation (about 30mins per way).

Do you think it's enough time? Will I be okay for my exams?? :)
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Re: recovery time question

Postby mrsamywright » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:46 pm

You might be, but my only caution would be that this type of lift "groin incision lift" could lead to complications. I have read happy stories, but also stories about open wounds and problems with incisions due to tension etc.

I would not worry about these things excessively, but I would ask your PS about the possibilities of complications compared to the other things you have had/are having done. It's important you have a realistic picture of recovery.

I had the vertical incision only, and I had no problems incision-wise, but the pain the first 2-3 days was brutal. This, coming from someone who has a HUGE pain threshold and really didn't complain about any other surgery. This had me crying in bed begging for stronger pain pills.

I have a revision booked for the beginning of January to pull the tops tighter as they did loosen up some after the lift. I, like you, have been told, I don't have the best skin, so a tweak is in order.
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Re: recovery time question

Postby Julia_Chloe » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:54 pm

Ouhw.. I think I can imagine your pain. I'm usually also someone who can stand a lot and who shuts up about it if something hurts... but even with my bl/ba + al I had/have tears in my eyes now so often.. . I can just imagine how much more brutal it is with the thighs. I know that a lot of the wound opening comes from being pulled too tight and I know my surgeon is someone who is very careful with that.. but still, he told me the thigh lift is the worst of them all. Mhm.. I think I will ask him about this also.
Will your revision be as big as the actual thigh lift, concerning pain and recovery time??? I wish you all the best for it!!! :)
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Re: recovery time question

Postby mrsamywright » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:11 pm

I have to say, it sounds like your surgeon is awesome - he has given you great information up front. :)

No, nothing major, just in office and PS said a few days for soreness. It's not nearly as invasive as the first time - thank goodness!
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Re: recovery time question

Postby Julia_Chloe » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:31 am

Yeah, he is! :) I'm actually already pissed off a bit when he doesn't write me all sweetly and nicely when I email him, but just sends a short reply.. :lol: He lets you feel too much like a friend or so.. without even doing anything. My mother got to meet him and she said it is like watching a little boy play with lego and then being all happy about and proud of his results or like watching some architectural professional. :D

Daaaaaamn! I'm so happy it's "just" an office thing for you this time. I hope it will give you your perfect results. You made such a long journey already.. you really can be so proud of yourself!!! :)
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Re: recovery time question

Postby freespiritha » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:20 am

I am having mine on March 23rd. I will post my journey. I am having groin incision also. I am going away to have mine done and staying there for 21 days. I am hoping it will be enough time. I am prepared to stay longer if needed. I will keep you posted.
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Re: recovery time question

Postby yagapova » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:19 am

I don't know may be I was so incredibly lucky but i really never had much pain, and I m a huge chicken when it comes to pain. All I feel and felt is pulling of skin, which is not pleasant but in noway terribly painful.
Imwas driving myself everywhere 2 weeks post op. Walking is chalenging for the first 2 days but then I did little steps and still do at 4 weeks, but it's really not painful.
I think you d very much able to take transportation in 4 weeks. You will probably be slower than most people, and may be would need to rest often but other than that I don't see how it would be impossible for you to go anywhere.
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