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How soon can you ski after brachioplasty?

How soon can you ski after brachioplasty?

Postby katrinawoo » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:31 pm

I am considering an arm lift possibly in October but want to ski at New Year. Am I being too optimistic?
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Re: How soon can you ski after brachioplasty?

Postby Brachioplasty_2007 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:04 pm

Hi Katrinawoo,

I would ask your doctor for their advice on this one and listen to their most conservative advice. After my brachioplasty my arms hurt to move for a month after the surgery. What you should be more concerned about is the possibility of interrupting the healing process of your scars. I was warned by the nurses that cared for me after my surgery to stop being so active. They said my scars wouldn't heal cleanly and they were right. I had the surgery in 2007 and I'm still trying to improve their appearance.
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Re: How soon can you ski after brachioplasty?

Postby mrsamywright » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:18 am

Possibly - that is tight IMO in terms of timing, but the restrictions for lifting activity are usually the first 4-6 weeks out. I think it would depend on your health, the intensity of the arm lift (with or without lipo), and your doctor's thoughts.
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Re: How soon can you ski after brachioplasty?

Postby katrinawoo » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:39 pm

Thank you. I was worried about scarring and you have confirmed what I suspected so I have decided not to go ahead with surgery, not just because of skiing.

I have a Mabel Plus RF machine and I am going to use it far more often on my arms than I have been. It is boring using it on yourself!
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Re: How soon can you ski after brachioplasty?

Postby mrsamywright » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:00 pm

Arm scarring take a long time to heal. I'm at a year out, and mine are still fading. Most areas are white, but they continue to fade in the spots that aren't. It is def. requires a lot of patience!
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