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Hi, my problem is not weight loss but simply estrogen loss. I am very fit and recently had small Implants (which i love) but the top of my arms (which used to be beautiful through swimming) now have sagging skin from the armpit. Yuck! Now i dont want to wear short sleeves and yet my figure is great and I want to show it off.
These arms make me look old (I am 56 but I feel young in myself when I dont look at my arms). From reading all the messages here it seems predominately weight loss that has caused the desire for arm surgery.
Is there anyone with advice on age related sagging? I am thinking a mini would solve this problem since I wont look 35 again no matter what so just removal of excess skin at the top would make me feel great.
I have had a few surgeries in the past 3 years so I know that it takes longer than you ever think to heal (except for the boobs which was a breeze) but arms concern me somewhat since I work on the computer.
Thanks in advance for your response! I love this supportive site. MamaJoe
I had a full armlift from weight loss, but in my opinion, an armlift is an armlift (whether it's from weight loss or aging) because it is a procedure that is done when there is excess skin and/or skin has just lost its elasticity. As you know, as we age our skin becomes less elastic and the cursed "bat wings" are a common complaint amongst women.
If your skin is truly at the tops of your arms then a mini would probably be beneficial. A mini does offer a less involved recovery than a full. You most likely would be back at your computer within a few days. Swelling is a side effect and some women do swell even down into their hands, but it's not very common and something that is more likely with a full armlift as it's more invasive (more cutting).
I would definitely go on a consult.
Keep me posted.
Forum Moderator Summer 2011: ETT, armlift, thigh lift, BL/BAand a few revisions along the way..... A worthwhile journey takes time! Patience and humor are required.
Hi MamaJ I have the same problem I'm fit and look great but for the skin on my arms and if I just pinch about a 1/2 inch under my arms it fixes it. I'm going to swap out my implants in the fall and see if I can get this done at the same time. Just pull up 1/2 inch of skin to me would change my world as far as my arms. Please keep us posted if you do a consult.
Hi Mama, I am 57 years old and have always had a great figure. I competed in fitness when I was 50 Down hill my skin went after menopause. Never a weight issue. I started hiding my arms a year ago and hated my self so much, It made me feel so old. I had full bracioplasty 5 months ago and am so glad I did it! Only 5 months post op and with a little spray makeup I go sleevless. I went to Mexico and had a great surgen at a great price, no pain. Reveert in Puerto Vallarta. Im really happy with my choice. Do go to a few doctors here in the states and get opinons, then leave the country for better care and better prices.
Bonzi wrote:I highly re commend HD VaserLipo Sculpting. No/hardly any pain, only discomfort and most important, NO scars at all !
I just have a hard time thinking that the excess crepey skin could be tightened with this this procedure. I had vaser shape and it did nothing for the crepey skin. So if fat is removed yr gonna have more skin?
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