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arm lift - any regrets?

Re: arm lift - any regrets?

Postby kelly.j » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:44 pm

Hey Everyone,

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Re: arm lift - any regrets?

Postby Blackcrat » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:46 am

How are the wounds going to look like after the operation? How long will it take for them to fully heal?
"But I'm going to focus on salvation as well as physical healing." - Benny Hinn
I study wound closure because I recognize its importance in real life.
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Re: arm lift - any regrets?

Postby mgaudier » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:12 pm

I am a 55 year old woman who underwent lap-band surgery about 4 years ago and lost about 80 lbs initially. Last year I had a total body lift that removed another 20 lbs. I have always hated my arms, they became wrinkled and saggy and I had fat pockets on my sides which gave me "back boobs". One week ago today I had a brachioplasty with excision of sides. While I am still extremely swollen and bruised, I have to say I'm thrilled that I had it done.

I had the gauze bandages for the first few days and then put on the compression garment I purchased thru this website. I'm returning it because it is exceedingly uncomfortable. I think I should've gone a size larger, but it also closes in the front and puts pressure where the lap-band is and makes it difficult to eat. I purchased another garment that velcroes in the front and does not have a "bra" portion (boobs are out). I hope it will be more comfortable as the bandages were a pain in the ass, constantly loosening up and bulky. Based upon how I felt with my last surgery, I wore compression garments for months after my body lift. The swelling can take several weeks (with me at least 2 months), so I wanna be comfortable.

I'm not concerned about the scarring, I'm lucky to be a good healer. However, the scar creams and products I used from this site have been phenomenal. And good ol' Neosporin is awesome in the beginning while the scars are really fresh. I live with my sister, so I am lucky to have full-time help. I am also VERY independant and have already started to do some things on my own as tolerated. There are still some moves that send me to the ceiling in pain! But generally, it just burns and stings from time to time, very tolerable.

I enjoyed reading everyones experience, there is not alot written about this procedure which is why it's still pretty frightening to alot of women. This is my LAST surgery, I finally look in the mirror and feel like the woman I've been inside all along. :wink: Best of luck to everyone!!! And........thanks.
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Re: arm lift - any regrets?

Postby healinghope » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:10 am

Idahbelle wrote:I had my arms done in a year ago and the scars are ugly. I did not have large sagging arms, just very wrinkly arms from yo-yo dieting. The wrinkles are gone, but I am still hiding my arms because of the scars. Today I would say I would not do it again.

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I am aware of how old this thread is but I feel like I need to talk to someone who can relate to me.
I lost an extreme amount of weight through exercise and healthy eating and decided to have FTT and thigh lift which I am extremely happy with.
I also had my arms done with the same PS,(I was always unsure about my arms because I didn't want any visible scars) he told me that he would make the scarring discreet and neatly into the arm pit...I feel cheated because I now have scars down both arms and I am more conscious than I was before the procedure.
I did everything by the book and I don't know what else to do about it?
I find that I am obsessing about it and constantly looking at them feeling full of regret.
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Re: arm lift - any regrets?

Postby RomonaCokley » Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:56 pm

I didn't have nay regrets after doing an arm lift. My Doc Sammy Silwin took great care of me throughout the surgery. His technique was to take a petty long incision form my elbow under the breast and down the side of flank. I selected him based on many reviews from realself and goodsurgeonbadsurgeon.com. Did homework and now it is proven that my home works were worthy.
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