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Surgery Day! and beyond: Part 2



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I'm so happy you're doing well. I'm not going to lie though. The thought of pit staples just made the hair stand up on my arms and I might have just died a little inside.
It's definitely weird to look at. I've never had staples before so I hope they don't hurt coming out. =/

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3 hours ago, mousecat88 said:

anyone considering an arm lift or had one recently should buy this BRABIC Upper Arm Shaper Post Surgical Slimmer Compression Sleeves Humpback Posture Corrector Tops Shapewear for Women (Beige, S) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2TWL6F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2Wz3DbE7DE8XR

I got two separate arms that hooked in the back that were crap. This is so much better and looks like a sleek off shoulder blouse. lol. And compresses the pits.

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Thanks for the tip! So you got the small? What size shirt do you wear? (want to gauge what size I would fall under...)

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Thanks for the tip! So you got the small? What size shirt do you wear? (want to gauge what size I would fall under...)
I wear a size 4 or so. I would go based on bicep circumference since you want to ensure you have good compression. This thing is amazing though. My surgeon asked the brand because he liked it so much they may switch to it.


Update:
got mah toobs out and the surgeon said it looked just like the rice noodles he had last night. i love him. lmao. also got the stitches off my belly button so hopefully that stays attached.... monday i go get my pit-staples out. then one more followup and i am done until my 6 month.

gunna max chillax today so i can maybe do a thing this weekend. it's legit been only 8 days since surgery wtffffff. it feels like forever!

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59 minutes ago, mousecat88 said:

I wear a size 4 or so. I would go based on bicep circumference since you want to ensure you have good compression. This thing is amazing though. My surgeon asked the brand because he liked it so much they may switch to it.


Update:
got mah toobs out and the surgeon said it looked just like the rice noodles he had last night. i love him. lmao. also got the stitches off my belly button so hopefully that stays attached.... monday i go get my pit-staples out. then one more followup and i am done until my 6 month.

gunna max chillax today so i can maybe do a thing this weekend. it's legit been only 8 days since surgery wtffffff. it feels like forever!

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Seriously, I am really hoping my recovery is like yours! I had already written off any New Years' Eve partying this year due it falling so soon after surgery, but if I can come out 2 weeks later like you did in just 8 days...I think I may have to start shopping for some party clothes now, just in case 😎

P.S. thanks for the compression garment tip, again. I think I am going to order a few different brands cuz based on the size charts, I am not convinced this will fit properly on me...

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Day 8 pics. No drains! Woohoo! Look. I have a bicep. lmao.

I think I may order a third set of arm garments. The hospital ones I am never wearing again and the ones I just got stank so quickly. 20191127_190347.jpeg 20191127_190300.jpeg

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theres better pics for comparison. 20191127_191849.jpeg Collage%202019-11-27%2019_16_43.jpeg

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On 11/19/2019 at 3:17 AM, mousecat88 said:

Today is the day! Leaving at 5am for a 6am arrival. Surgery scheduled at 7:30! I am the first and only patient of his of the day. I'll post frequent updates and all post-op everything here! I have my recliner bed all set up, my Percocet, Keflex, and Celebrex near the "bed". I have given the cats a stern warning about jumping on me. I've done all I can. Wish me luck!

#abdominoplasty #brachioplasty 20191119_041408.jpeg

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Congrats and speedy recovery!

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Congratulations Mousecat!!!!!! Already looks amazing![emoji108][emoji108][emoji122][emoji122]

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Got my pit staples out today. One was bent so that was pinchy. I have some separation at my belly button but it's internal so the scar won't be visible. It isn't infected... just where they reattached it on one of the four spots pulled away a bit so it's a little thicker scar. Need to coat with Aquaphor and gauze for a little while.

Other than that, all is awesome. I went clubbing Saturday and danced for 3 hours - no pain. I told the surgeon and he just laughed and said moving is great just don't do it if it swells or hurts... but nothing about this has hurt. Great experience so far!

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6 minutes ago, mousecat88 said:

Got my pit staples out today. One was bent so that was pinchy. I have some separation at my belly button but it's internal so the scar won't be visible. It isn't infected... just where they reattached it on one of the four spots pulled away a bit so it's a little thicker scar. Need to coat with Aquaphor and gauze for a little while.

Other than that, all is awesome. I went clubbing Saturday and danced for 3 hours - no pain. I told the surgeon and he just laughed and said moving is great just don't do it if it swells or hurts... but nothing about this has hurt. Great experience so far!

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That is amazing. Glad you're recovery is so easy so far!

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47 minutes ago, mousecat88 said:

I went clubbing Saturday and danced for 3 hours - no pain.

what the...?!?

That's it. I'm gonna go plan to go out for New Years, dammit.

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got the staples out. but how do i shave my pits..... lmao. it's wintertime so i guess it's okay. 20191203_102616.jpeg

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Wow...you are healing really nicely. The part of the incision closer to your elbow is already fading! It's been like a week!

P.S. Your arm is tiny!

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On 11/26/2019 at 1:44 PM, mousecat88 said:

anyone considering an arm lift or had one recently should buy this BRABIC Upper Arm Shaper Post Surgical Slimmer Compression Sleeves Humpback Posture Corrector Tops Shapewear for Women (Beige, S) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2TWL6F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2Wz3DbE7DE8XR

I got two separate arms that hooked in the back that were crap. This is so much better and looks like a sleek off shoulder blouse. lol. And compresses the pits.

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@mousecat88 thanks for the tips! I'm having my extended arm lift on the 16th so this is very helpful.

@ms.sss remind me, which surgery stress you having and when?

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