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Brachioplasty and Tummy Tuck Together?

Brachioplasty and Tummy Tuck Together?

Postby suze49 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:54 pm

My surgeon said that he quite commonly does the arm lift and tt at the same time. This kind of threw me for a loop because I thought I'd needed my arms to help recover from the tt, but he said I'd be able to use my arms just fine.

Has anyone else done these two together? Any feedback would be appreciated. I live by myself and will have a friend with me at least one night and more if I need to. I figure I will be on painkillers and sleeping most of the time for the 1st few days, so I hate to ask someone to "watch" me. I will be taking 2 weeks off from work.

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Postby suze49 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:38 pm

Thanks for your reply Barbie. You have given me more to think about. It is a big decision and a personal one. When he first told me he combines these two procedures all the time, I asked about using my arms to help with the tummy and he said I will be able to use my arms, but it does bother me.

The combined surgery will be about 4 1/2 hrs, so it is not overlyextended. The positives are saving quite a lot of money ($1200) and vacation time off work. If I don't have them together, I may have to wait until next year to be able to take another 2 weeks off in a row. Ugh -I sometimes wish I didn't have the option! I am currently scheduled for March 16th and have my pre-op next week, so I still have some time to think about it.

The reason I chose this surgeon is because 3 other women I have met used him and all did 2 procedures at one time, just not the combination I'm doing. One had the thigh lift and the arm lift at the same time and she said the thigh lift was worse than a tummy tuck, so she thought they'd be ok to do together. No wonder I can't decide.

I appreciate you listening to me!

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Re: Brachioplasty and Tummy Tuck Together?

Postby RebeccaJVK » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:59 pm

I was wondering how your surgery came out. I'm thinking of doing the same combination and was worried how I'd be able to get around if can't use my arms. I don't know where this is going to post but if anyone has had both surgeries together I would appreciate your input. Thank you
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