Looking for advice on equipment/supplies needed for lower body lift and arm lift recovery at...

Orchidsandraindrops
on 11/26/17 7:21 pm, edited 11/26/17 7:27 pm

Hello everyone,

I had VSG in January of 2016 and am currently recovering from a breast lift.

I'm scheduled to have a 360 lower body lift along with a brachioplasty in February.

I have read about people getting various devices to help their recovery along after a lower body lift such as toilet seat risers, walkers, extra compression garments, chair rails for recliners and couches, etc.

Thankfully I already have a comfortable recliner to sleep in and will be with family during my recovery period. I just want to make it as easy as possible on all of us by preparing in advance.

Has anyone had this combination of surgeries and can you tell me what you found useful or what you ended up wishing that you had?

Thanks so much for any help you can offer!

Gwen M.
on 11/26/17 9:03 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

My first reconstructive surgery was this combination. Here's a post I made with my shopping list.

http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/plasticsurgery/6022653/24-days-post-op-and-quotThe-Shopping-Listquot/

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

Check out my TrendWeight

Orchidsandraindrops
on 11/26/17 9:50 pm

Wow, what an incredibly helpful post! Thank you so much for sharing, I know I'll find lots of helpful information from your list.

Gwen M.
on 11/27/17 9:04 am
VSG on 03/13/14

You're welcome. Glad to help.

I did have LBL and brachioplasty at the same time, so if you have questions, I'm happy to answer. It can be challenging with plastics because there are so many different combinations so we rarely get to talk with people who had the same combination we had!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

Check out my TrendWeight

Orchidsandraindrops
on 11/27/17 10:41 am

That's very true. Thanks again. I see my surgeon for my final consultation in January but I'm sure I'll think of other questions that I forget to ask him!

Doyenne
on 11/30/17 3:59 am

Looking forward to hearing about your journey. I am looking at plastics maybe next year and which parts can be done at the same time, like breasts and arms or lower body lift and arms, and the pros, cons, and experience people have had with these. It sounds very exciting to be close to your surgery and having completed one already!

HW 290. Start weight 229. Day of Surgery 209. Month 2: 190. Month 3: 182. Month 4: 174. Month 5: 164. Month 6: 159. Month 7: 153. 137 pounds lost!!

Orchidsandraindrops
on 11/30/17 3:45 pm

It is very exciting to have the first part of things done, especially now that I am past the pain at a little over two weeks out. I can see that I'm going to have the results I wanted, which makes me feel very confident about going into the second surgery.

Good luck to you with your future surgeries!

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