My Cleft Lift Surgery a Success

Discussion in 'Pilonidal Discussions' started by iceman_et_al, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. iceman_et_al

    iceman_et_al New Member

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    Hi All,

    First of all, I want to thank this forum which has really been very informative and helped me find a really good surgeon (Dr. Howard Caplan) for Cleft Lift Surgery.

    I was struggling with this disease for last 5 years or so.

    I hope I have recovered from PD fully. I do not see any signs of relapse. Though I feel hesitant to declare success so soon (its been about 3 months post operation), I have a great sense of relief.

    If you see my earlier posts in this forum, I was quite hesitant to go for Cleft Lift surgery and waited for about more than a year before making up my mind.

    From my experience with this surgery, this is the only definitive solution to the PD problem.

    I had tried open wound surgery and then repeated openings on the scar in the midline went going on and on.

    Thanks to all of you again!! I highly recommend finding a good surgeon first and take it from there.
     
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    ellysparkles Very Helpful

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    Glad to hear everything worked out for your Iceman!
     
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  3. Noble1

    Noble1 New Member

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    Congrats, man! I'm seeing a local doctor about the cleft lift a week from now. How long did it take you to heal up from the cleft lift? I'm trying to time my surgery so that I don't have to miss out on summer if I can help it.
     
  4. iceman_et_al

    iceman_et_al New Member

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    Thanks.

    It took me about one month to go back to work.

    If done right, recovery should be fast.
     

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