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Seekin' info 'bout mini incision arm lift/brachioplasty

Re: Seekin' info 'bout mini incision arm lift/brachioplasty

Postby Quasimodo » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:46 pm

Hi Free:

WOW! Man, do you look great!

I had those ugly tight stitches too. Thanks for the reminder, ugh! I hated not being able to lift my arms to open blinds. No one told me and I panicked thinking what the heck did I do that I was never going to lift my arms again.

Incidentally, the surgeon, who is being sued currently, is the one who did the surgery. She called me a big baby when she was pulling out the stitches. It hurt like the dickens. She was nasty. I'm glad she's being called out on bad practice.

One underarm side looks really great while the other side, eh, not so good. The scars are fading though.

The AHA lotion is alpha hydroxy lotion. I've only been able to find it on Amazon. I think retinol replaced it, but it used to be everywhere and it was all the rage. It makes your skin red and peely, but I've noticed considerable fading of the scars. I'm supposed to use a clear tape at night time, but I don't have the patience for that and besides that how are you supposed to put it on undearms? AHA lotion once or twice a day is all I can do, no tape.

Thanks for sharing pictures. You do look really FABU!


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Re: Seekin' info 'bout mini incision arm lift/brachioplasty

Postby Happydebb » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:14 am

I am about 5 weeks post-op from my mini arm lift. I was able to do everything for myself from the next day on. I have made myself not stretch too much, but I can without problems when I need to. My hands only swelled for about 2 days and that was it. I also had lipo to upper arms. I lost 1.5 inches in each. My arms are not perfectly tight, but certainly a very good trade off for not having a visible scar. I think with some bicep/tricep toning they should be pretty good. I did not have drains and I am still wearing compression sleeves. PS said I only had to wear 4 weeks, but I figure a little longer can't hurt. I still have some numbness and discomfort (slight) from lipo and it feels better with the compression on. I have some pics in my album
http://www.makemeheal.com/pictures/brac ... f-3-a14293
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Re: Seekin' info 'bout mini incision arm lift/brachioplasty

Postby Pleasehelp » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:19 am

Happy Deb, Your arms look great!!! I am considering a mini arm lift. Not sure if a mini will do or if I need a full arm lift. My issue isn't from weight loss it is due to aging. My arms lost their firmness and they are sagging like a much older person's arms. I just turned 53 and all my friends my age still have firm arms. I use to work out all the time and I quit going because of my arms. What state do you live in?
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