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Postby tsisgr8 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:14 am

In Sept 2011 I had a arm lift, armpit scar. I have not been happy at all the results. The reason for the arm lift with to get rid of the bat wings that was a results from lipo done 3 years ago. Its been 7 months and I still have bat wings and feel deformed :twisted: I stopped going to my follow up appointments because of my frustration ..I finally communicated my frustration to my surgeon and he wants me to come in and so he can take a look. My question to you is how long is the down time with a revision? If its done int he office how much pain will I experience? Is it worth even considering revision?
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Re: revision

Postby mrsamywright » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:19 am

I am so sorry to hear about your difficulties with your surgery. I had a small revisions in my armpit area (I had a full lift originally) just to get a bit more skin. I felt it was really minimal compared to the original surgery. It really depends how invasive your surgeon plans on being with revision. It is just to tighten you up a bit more? Is he redoing the surgery? Usually revisions are not nearly as bad as the first time unless the revision is essentially a redo. It's good he wants to see you and work things out. Some women are not so lucky and have to battle it out to even be seen. Definitely go see him and ask lots of questions. I know with the armpit scar area only the degree of tightening is not near the level of a full armlift, but if you still truly have batwings, hopefully he can get you a bit tighter.

I say it's absolutely 100% worth it to go. You paid for surgery, you want to be happy with results.

Please keep me posted on how things go.
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Re: revision

Postby Vanessa25 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:14 pm

I had my surgery on Sept 01 2011. My arms are nice and skinny, but went thru a hellish recovery with severe open wounds. Wound clinics, packing, infections etc. Of course they are all closed now, and still red and bumpy, but my main concern is my elbows. They look like there is a extra pc of skin pooched out and it looks very odd. My ps is wonderful and I go back in May so she can reevaluate everything, but wondering if anyone else had these issues? I think the term I've heard for this is "dog ear" elbows" Afraid of a revision, because I'm not wanting to go thru the wound thing again. Also, the wound in my right armpit was so large that when it finally closed I can't lift my arm over my head anymore. Still somewhat painful. I hated having flabby arms, but now still can't wear sleeveless tops because of the scars and the funny elbows?
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Re: revision

Postby mrsamywright » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:51 pm

Hi Vanessa,

Do you mean on the back of your elbows (like when you look at the back of your arms) or on the inner elbow, when you have you arms down at your side and are just looking in a mirror (the side of the elbow opposite your waist).....

I have seen "golf ball" elbows where the elbow juts out way more than it should and is sort of puffy looking. That can usually be fixed with lipo and/or pulling a bit more skin.

I have one elbow (the inner elbow) that is getting retightened in a few weeks. It's a very slight thing, but just a bit too loose there so my inner elbow looks a bit too angular.....

Arm lifts are a real recovery, but in the end scars fade, things soften, skin stretches so you regain mobility. It sounds like you have lovely arms and might need a minor revision, but doesn't sound like anything major at all.

I just wanted to add, I wore sleeveless and tanks and I think you should go for it. Our scars are pretty much impossible to see unless we raise our arms. As soon as I hit 2-3 months out, I started using CoverFX (which is like dermablend) to soften the redness so they wouldn't be so noticeable when I went to the gym etc. I talked to my PS the other day and he reminded me that these scars sometimes take 2-3 years to totally fade... Try to hang in there!
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Re: revision

Postby Vanessa25 » Fri May 11, 2012 6:35 pm

If I put my arms down at my side, its the part of my elbow closet to my waist if that makes sense. A fatty little pc of skin that just pokes out?? My PS is going to fix it...she said it wouldn't be a problem. I had my surgery on Sept 1, but because of all the problems I had, I'm going to wait until October to have it done. It just looks odd. She made my arms so skinny that I think it looks like just a bit of left over skin or something??
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Re: revision

Postby mrsamywright » Thu May 17, 2012 11:18 pm

Yep, I understand what you are saying. It should be a very easy fix. I wouldn't worry at all. :)
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