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Done and Done
« on: December 15, 2004, 02:17:05 PM »
Well I just ripped off my bandages and foam padding to see the final results and I am very pleased.  I am now in the possession of a normal looking chest which is all I ever asked for.  Things are still a bit swollen and I must say, I was in no pain at all until I ripped off the foam pads.  Holly shit did that hurt.  Word of the wise; Consider shaving your chest before your surgery.  I'm a pretty hairless guy but what little hair I did have on my chest is now on the foam pads.

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Re: Done and Done
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2004, 02:50:24 PM »
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I was in no pain at all until I ripped off the foam pads.  Holly shit did that hurt.  Word of the wise; Consider shaving your chest before your surgery.  I'm a pretty hairless guy but what little hair I did have on my chest is now on the foam pads.


Thanks for the heads-up.

I have enough chest hair that I know it would be painfull if it were ripped out. So.... I will shave prior to my surgery.

I'm surprised that the hospital staff don't shave your chest prior to surgery.  ???
Surgery: February 16, 2005. - Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Surgeon: Dr. John Craig Fielding   M.D.   F.R.C.S. (C) (416.766.8890)
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Re: Done and Done
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2004, 06:14:42 PM »
where did you get your surgery done?

Re: Done and Done
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2004, 07:50:40 AM »
If you haven't ever shaved your chest before, beware!  I did it once years ago and the itching as it grew back in was so bad it kept me awake at night.  And that was with nothing stuck to my chest.  For me, having the hair grow back under the bandages would be torture and the itching caused by the bandages was bad enough.  You might even get ingrown hairs.  I think this is why they don't shave the whole area at the hospital.  A few moments of pain is better than days of itching, IMHO.  

Did anyone here shave before going in?  

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2005, 03:28:54 PM »
Dr. Fielding suggested not to shave before surgery as the itching would be worse than the brief pain of the hairs being ripped out by the bandages. Well, we'll see. I have shaved my chest before and the itching wasn't all that bad.