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Topic : How Plastic Surgery Has Changed My Life

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Created on : Friday, July 01, 2005, 04:57:56 pm
Author : dataimport
Has plastic surgery changed your life for the better, made it worse, or not changed it at all? Share your stories here.

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March 10, 2006, 2:53 pm CST

it'll go away

Quote From: conniet

I recently had a hip to hip tummy tuck, 5 months ago, I love the results other than the loss of feeling around my navel to my incision line. Is this normal? I have absolutely no feeling on my belly. My doc says it is normal, and could last up to a year. Is this correct?  I'm not overly worried about it, just would like to know I will be able to feel my husbands touch again someday.......... 

Connie 

I'm sure its like a c-section- it'll go away , usually 6 months - I've had three c-sections and a hysterectomy and that was ayear ago-no numbness at all now.
 
March 20, 2006, 5:04 pm CST

NO BREAST IMPLANT IS SAFE! A MESSAGE IN TRUTH AND LOVE

  NO BREAST IMPLANT IS SAFE!   HI THERE,
MY NAME IS CINDY.   I AM A CHRISTIAN,A SINGLE MOM OF 3 BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, AND A VICTIM FIGHTING TO SURVIVE!   I AM JUST ONE OF LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF WOMEN,AND COUNTING ;
DEATHLY ILL FROM SILICONE POISONING;SILICONE ASSOCIATED DISEASES.   I USED TO HAVE A BUSINESS IN HOME HEALTH CARE.
I STILL HELP,LOVE,SERVE OTHERS MUCH LIKE I USED TO,JUST NOW IN A WHOLE NEW WAY AS I AM FORCED TO BE IN BED, I REFUSE TO LIVE OR DIE FROM SILICONE POISONING ALL IN VAIN;ALL FOR NOTHING,I AM CHOOSING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
FOR THE BETTER IN THE HEALTH AND LIVES OF OTHERS.   VIA THE INTERNET MOSTLY,
I HELP,LOVE,SERVE MANY YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN  IN MANY,MANY WAYS WHO HAVE,HAD,
OR ARE ACTUALLY CONSIDERING GETTING TOXIC TICKING TIMEBOMBS,
BETTER KNOWN AS BREAST IMPLANTS!   GETTING OR HAVING BREAST IMPLANTS IS JUST LIKE PLAYING
RUSSIAN ROULETTE,
WITH YOUR PRECIOUS;PRICELESS
HEALTH AND LIFE,ITS JUST NOT WORTH IT.   WHAT HAS SADLY HAPPENED TO ME,
TOO MANY OTHERS, SADLY CONTINUES TO HAPPEN TO TOO MANY OTHERS,AND COULD JUST AS EASILY HAPPEN TO YOU TOO,AND OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW.
I DO NOT WANT IT TO BE TOO LATE FOR YOU AS IT SADLY IS FOR ME
AND TOO MANY!   UNDERSTAND,
ANY ONE WITH BREAST IMPLANTS COULD EASILY GET SICK,OR BE SICK AND NOT EVEN REALIZE/KNOW IT.  YOU CAN FEEL HEALTHY ,BUT ACTUALLY BE GETTING ILL,YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE SIGNS AND BE GETTING/BE ILL. YOU MAY THINK THAT MINOR ILLNESSES ARE JUST THAT,BUT THEY ARE NOT,IT IS VERY MAJOR WHAT IS HAPPENING,AS I SAID YOU CAN FEEL HEALTHY AND ACTUALLY BE SICK,GETTING SICKER,
WHETHER YOU REALIZE IT OR NOT.
ONCE THE DAMAGE IS PERMANANT,
ITS JUST THAT,PERMANANT AND
YOU ONLY GET SICKER AND SICKER,
AND SICKER,AND SICKER STILL.
HAVING TO SEE SO MANY DOCTORS AND SPECIALISTS,ONLY YOU ARE TOO WEAK,SICK,AND IN PAIN TO GO.
HAVING TO GET SO MANY SURGERIES,AND RUNNING OUT OF ORGANS. NOT TO MENTION                    
,NONE OF THIS HELPS,
BUT MUST BE DONE.   ITS A HELLISH NIGHTMARE,
ONLY YOU CAN'T WAKE UP,
ITS UNIMAGINABLE,BUT ALL TOO REAL. TO PUT IT MILDLY IMAGINE HAVING THE WORST CASE OF THE FLU,EVERY SINGLE DAY OF YOUR LIFE!
PAIN SO EXCRUCIATING,CONSTANT,
UNBEARABLE,UNMANAGEABLE BY EVEN THE STRONGEST PAIN  MEDICATIONS, ALAWAYS BEING SO WEAK YOU NEED MUCH HELP TO PREFORM THE SIMPLEST OF TASKS,SUCH AS GOING TO THE BATHROOM,SHOWER,DRESSING,
EATING,AND SO ON.
TRY AND IMAGINE JUST CLOTHING,SHEETS,PILLOWS TOUCHING YOU,TREMENDOUSLY TORMENTS YOU,IMAGINE GETTING,HAVING SEVERE ATTACKS WHERE YOU CAN NOT EVEN WALK OR TALK AND SO ON. SEVERE TREMOR ;SHAKING,BODY SPASMS ;
FALLING DOWN,PARALYSIS,BLINDNESS,
HAVIING TO BE IN A WHEEL CHAIR BUT TOO SICK,WEAK,PAIN TO EVEN BE IN A WHEEL CHAIR.
IMAGINE ONLY GETTING WORSE,
BRAIN DAMAGE,TUMORS,CANCERS,
CONNCTIVE TISSUE DISEASE,LIKE LUPUS AND SO ON.
IMAGINE YOUR BONES,MUSCLES,SKIN TISSUE,ORGANS EVERYTHING HURTING SO EXCRUCIATING,
YOU WISH ,HOPE,PRAY JESUS WOULD TAKE YOU HOME,EVEN THOUGH  MORE THAN ANYTHING YOU  JUST WANT TO REALLY STAY AND RAISE YOUR CHILDREN AND HELP,LOVE,SERVE,OTHERS,
 THOUGH YOU CAN NOT EVEN TAKE CARE OF OR HELP YOURSELF.   THIS COULD EASILY BE YOU,
HOW LUCKY DO YOU FEEL?
DO YOU REALLY FEEL LUCKY ENOUGH THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO RISK YOUR PRECIOUS;PRICELESS HEALTH AND LIFE,ALL FOR A SET OF BREASTS THAT ARE NOTHING MORE THAN TOXIC TICKING TIMEBOMBS!
WHO THE HELL CARES HOW YOU LOOK WHEN YOU FEEL 500 YEARS OLD! 
 AND YOU HAVE TO TELL YOUR CHILDREN YOU MAY DIE,OR ARE DYING? OR OTHER LOVED ONES?
AS YOU HOPE,PRAY,FIGHT TO LIVE!
I NEVER HAD ANY O NE TELL ME,
THE TRUTH,THAT NO BREAST IMPLANT IS SAFE,TRUST ME I WOULD HAVE LISTENED.
YOU HOWEVEVER DO HAVE SOMEONE TELLING YOU THE TRUTH IN LOVE,I AM YOUR FRIEND,I CARE ABOUT AND LOVE YOU,
NO BREAST IMPLANT IS SAFE!
SEE,
NO MATTER WHAT YOU WILL REMEMBER THIS CONVERSATION
I  ONLY HOPE AND PRAY ITS ON A HEALTHY NOTE!
I AM HAPPY  TO BE HERE ,
AS LIFE IS ALL ABOUT LOVE!
HELPING,LOVING,SERVING OTHERS!    I KNOW BY COMING HERE
TELLING AND SHOWING YOU
 AND MANY OTHERS
THE TRUTH IN LOVE ,
YOU WILL  DO THE SAME !
 
YOUR HEALTH AND LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND PRICELESS!   NO BREAST IMPLANT IS SAFE!   PLEASE READ MY POSTS HERE AT DR. PHILS COSMETIC MESSAGE BOARDS   AND PLEASE
 CHECK OUT WEBSITES   SILICONE HOLOCAUST   DR. HENRY JENNY SILLY-CONES COMMENTS   NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CANCER
SPELLS OUT RISKS OF BREAST IMPLANTS   NO BREAST IMPLANT IS SAFE!   NOW YOU KNOW ,I TOLD YOU SO!
IN TRUTH AND LOVE AND WARRANTED FEAR FOR YOUR
PRECIOUS;PRICELESS HEALTH AND LIFE,AND  YOUR PRECIOUS;PRICELESS FAMILY.
 
March 22, 2006, 4:42 pm CST

Very Normal

Quote From: wendymc

I'm sure its like a c-section- it'll go away , usually 6 months - I've had three c-sections and a hysterectomy and that was ayear ago-no numbness at all now.
I had two panniculectomies /TT and the insicion will be numb for some time.
 
March 26, 2006, 7:04 am CST

jussss me again..... <<[]:o(

Quote From: hope911

Thank you so much for your interest in my problems! 
It means a lot to me to know that people out there care.

I have contacted several attorneys in the last few weeks, but I was turned down by everyone
that I've talked to.  They've told me there isn't enough time, that the statute of limitation 
is 3 years, and then it will be forever barred. 
The time started when I first realized the damage,
and that was about 8 weeks after the surgery.
I believe there is more than 1 reason why they wouldn't take my case, 
but there just isn't anything I can do about it.

I did get a complaint in the mail to the medical board,
and included all of the records from all of the doctors I've seen,
as well as photos from before and after.
I understand it could take 6 months to a year for them to review my case.

I have another issue to deal with now.  My primary doctor has referred me to a cardiologist.....
My guess is that I've had too much stress, and I have to find a way to cope better!
Take care all, I'll be in touch again soon.

hope911

Hi, it's just me again,

I always believed that doctors were supposed to put the patient's best interest first!!!  It is definitely not the case with some plastic surgeons!!!  I speak the truth and from personal experience!!!
In all fairness to doctors that are plastic surgeons,
I will say I have learned that for the most part they are honest and caring and do put the patient's best interest first!!!!
But, as with anything, there are always some bad ones!! 
I've been to see more than a dozen other plastic surgeons
(trying to get someone to reverse the damage done to me)
and I feel all of the others that I saw were kind, caring, honest,
and professional.

Isn’t it sad to think that a person who has taken the time and energy
to complete medical school,   cares more about a dollar than they care about another human being!!   To give a sales pitch to his trusting patients with less merit, ethics and morals than some of the worst used car salesmen!!!!
Even going so far as to make them feel unattractive
and tell them he can make them beautiful if we let him do this and that and he’ll give us a discount on the work if we agree to do all he has proposed, and he really doesn't even know how to do anything that he's said we NEED!   
I'll just bet the so called doctor that did my surgery
doesn't even know how to carve a damn turkey!!!!!

Yes, I am so very very very angry and have been in that same state of mind for over 3 years now!!!
I have prayed to God to help me to not be so full of hatred for this man,and that this man not be allowed to bring pain and suffering to another human!!

I have recently learned that I have a heart murmur,
and about a week later I had some horrific pain in my right side so I went to my family physician and she ordered some test that revealed that I have an ovarian cyst as big as a grapefruit on my right ovary!   Then I went to see my gyn doctor and after he examined me, looked at the test already done and ordered more test, then he scheduled me for surgery next Monday the 3rd of April!  

I truly believe all of this is not coincidental,
maybe some of it is, but the stress I've been under for the last 3 years
has most certainly played a big part!!!


My best wishes for you all.

God Bless,
    hope

PS:    Betty,Thank you for your kindness and for taking the time to read my story and to send me email! 
I am so very sorry about your outcome too!!  
Did the same doctor do both of your procedures? 
I hope that you will be able to get an attorney and make the person that did this to you take responsibility and be accountable for his/her actions!!


   
 
April 4, 2006, 6:55 pm CDT

How did it go??

Quote From: daymann

I am having a tummy tuck in 2 days.  I just want to know what the recovery will be in comparison to my 3 c-section's. Can anyone tell me how much pain I might be in. Also my PS won't do lipo together with the TT.  He said he prefers not to do it together and to come back in 3 months to do lipo. Has anyone had the two procedures done together and if yes was everything o.k. as far as recovery?
How did your tummy tuck go??  I am going to have on + lipo next month.  I am super-excited about it. 
 
April 11, 2006, 3:19 pm CDT

tummy tuck

Quote From: 55dewhite

How did your tummy tuck go??  I am going to have on + lipo next month.  I am super-excited about it. 
 I am currently home on medical leave after having the procedure. I did it primarily so that I could pull my muscules back together so that I could work out and get the rest of me in shape. The pain compared to the c-sections is different. It is equally as hard to move around the first two weeks because you require the use of your stomach muscles. However, the incision is incredibly long so it is hard to sleep any other way than propped up on you back. You will also be "bent" for 2-3 weeks and gradually have to stretch the muscles to be upright.  It can be a tough recovery. You will need help.  You will also want to prepare yourself for what you may look like afterwards. The scar is VERY long and also you will have a completely different belly button. Almost makes me feel like I have been mutilated. good luck
 
April 14, 2006, 9:20 am CDT

2 ptocedures on 1

Quote From: 55dewhite

How did your tummy tuck go??  I am going to have on + lipo next month.  I am super-excited about it. 

I had a tuck  & Lipo done in December,  it has been four months since my tuck and although I should be exercising now, I just can't seem to get motiviated, even though I promised myself after I had the tuck that I would.  I think you have to be dedicated and motivated to keep the pounds off, I am gaining weight in other areas now, so watch out.  I love my stomach and how I feel more comfortable to undress in front of my husband.  So good luck during and after!

 
April 24, 2006, 11:27 am CDT

How Plastic Surgery Has Changed My Life

Quote From: momakababe

You see it doesn't matter what your message is when you're screaming people just turn you off, tune you out & stop reading your message.  I forced myself to read part way into several of your posts to figure out what the heck you are talking about, but past that I stopped.  I simply cannot tolerate a post that is almost entirely in upper case letters.  1st it's so difficult to read and follow and of course upper case is considered yelling in the internet world & well yelling and screaming when people don't even know you is just extremely rude.  So just like me I'm sure there are many that figured you're just some irrational manic because you'd had a bad experience with plastic surgery/breast implants.  I know this probably isn't the case & you're just trying to look passionate as you're putting out a warning as loud as you can, but I'm telling you that you need to tone it down.  I know your intentions are good & I still can't get myself to read your entire post because I don't let people yell & scream at me.  I won't tolerate it. 
In Cindy's words "AMEN".  I couldn't have done a better job myself !!  It's time for Cindy the crusader to put a lid on it !!
 
May 8, 2006, 11:48 pm CDT

Interesting about the screws

Quote From: urfriend

  

  

there is always hope! 

KNOW YOU ARE BLESSED,AND SHALL BE MORE SO! 

 REMEMBER, WE ALL NEED HOPE TO COPE! 

THERE IS MUCH HELP,HOPE FOR YOU.SWEET SISTER,HOPE! 

  

 i am here to help you in any,every way i can.i sent you an email, 

please let me know if you got it,thanks. 

  

love ur friend 

  

NOTE TO ALL 

 ITS ONLY ON TV WE SEE TEMPORARY SUCCESS STORIES 

THERE ARE LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS PLUS MORE 

TRUE HORROR STORIES YOU WILL NOT HEAR ABOUT OR SEE 

ON TV; THE CONTROLLED MEDIA. 

I had major surgery about 20 years ago and I  also have screws. In fact I have nails as well where the doc threw in a chin implant. Wow you should see my xrays of my head .  My surgery was 8 hours and went well. It was a long recovery but I had a wonderful doctor. I did my research by talking with some of his patients.  I am thankful that all went well so very happy with the results.  Since my teen years I was made fun of for my looks and finally did something about it. I am so glad I had things corrected.  It was a very positive thing for me.
 
May 10, 2006, 5:31 pm CDT

need dental work bad

Quote From: musictatte

 Dear Dr Phil,
My name is Robbie, and I live in Commerce Georgia and 13 years old.  My mother has bad teeth. She complains about her teeth hurting alot lately and takes ibuprophin, and my tylenol 3. We don't have enough money for dentist to get them fixed. She hasn't been to a dentist for over 10 years. Only twice, once to get one pulled and another time for a cap but can't afford to finish the work.  Dr Phil please help my mother smile again.
Your fan
Robbie
Does anyone out there have any advice for people who cant afford the dental bills, but have bad teeth? I have three kids and no extra money for my own dental!
 
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