I'm so Impressed...

  1. ...with a plastic surgeon's work. I had a 33-year-old patient who underwent a panniculectomy...he removed 70-lbs of an 'abdominal apron' that she was tripping over. It hung a foot below her knees. She weighs 495 pounds. EBL was 3000 cc.

    I got the pleasure of changing the surgical dressing...which very much surprised me because those plastics guys are usually so very anal about that surgical dressing. I even called him to be sure he wanted ME to change the first dressing after he had written the order to 'wash incision' and the original dressing was still intact.

    This incision was gorgeous...ENORMOUS...but what a wonderful job he did! It took two of us to apply a new dry dressing; OMG, I have never seen anything so big. I lost count of how many 4x4s we used to cover it. But what a job he took on it and did. I'm truly impressed.

    {but the day was very hard trying to keep her comfortable...the incision was painless for her but she had so much back pain and of course she can't lay down because of her enormous weight...and to make things even better, she was having her period. ewww, what a day!}
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   nursegoodguy
    Has anyone ever had plastic surgery themselves?
    If you could, would you?
    I definitely believe in plastic surgery! Hey, if you had enough money to do it and wanted something Uhhhh changed then why not?
  4. by   Beach_RN
    I would have plastic surgery in a heart beat! and I'm not embarassed to say it! I told my husband for my 45th bday I want an eye lift and perhaps a tummy tuck! My sis got hers for her 40th... she looks great!

    I already looking into BOTOX.... I'm just vain.....

    I had plastic surgery done on my ear... From wearing heavy earings in the 80's the ear lobe had started to tear..... before it got bad I had a plastic sugeon fix it up......looked as good as new!

    and when my son... walked right into my brother coffee table and sliced his forehead open.. I requested a plastic surgeoun stich him up.. and you wouldn't even see the scar there now! it's perfect!
  5. by   nursegoodguy
    I plan to work my... off just so I can always look 40!
    Something just didn't sound right with that?
  6. by   Beach_RN
    Hmmmmm ya think! LOL!

    I'm all for age defiance!!!!!!

    Brenda
  7. by   live4today
    Yes....absolutely! I would have plastic surgery in a heart beat on the boobs, the buns, the thighs, the belly, the lips (I have none :chuckle), and maybe add six inches to my short frame. :chuckle Just let me win the lottery......no one will recognize me by the time the plastic surgery job is done. :chuckle
  8. by   Brownms46
    I have seen a several of the "stars" who have had plastic surgery...and I think they should have left well enough alone..:chuckle! Some of them look pretty gruesome..
  9. by   Lausana
    oooh yes, I would have something done. I love watching the operations on TV, boob jobs are frightening to watch though...ouch, ouch, ouch.

    I hear plastic surgery's addicting though :chuckle Well...Joan Rivers...need I say more
  10. by   Brownms46
    :chuckle...funny she was one of the ones I was referring to..:chuckle Another is I think her character's name is Jackie...but not sure....on General Hospital! Her neck looks AWFUL and doesn't go with her face!
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    I don't think I'd ever have any cosmetic surgery.
    I was born ugly and plan on staying that way.
    -Russell
  12. by   Zee_RN
    In a heart beat! All I need is the money -- enough for the surgery AND enough to not have to work while fully recuperating!

    Tummy tucks take like six weeks recovery time and a Jobst type garment. It's pretty major surgery. I did look into it. (Having triplets really did a number on that flat belly I used to have.) The cost of the surgery I could manage; the time off I could not.
  13. by   BadBird
    No way would I have plastic surgery, I figure I have earned every wrinkle I have. I proudly wear them.
  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i resounding no for me having surgery!

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