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A Tale of Two Arm Lifts (rs & ms.sss)



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Found out last month that both @rs and I had Arm Lifts scheduled for the same week, just two days apart. @rs got the deed done yesterday, and I'm heading in for it tomorrow morning. We thought it would be fun/interesting/just-something-to-do to start a thread where we both could post to document our progress for a one-stop view of two different experiences of the same procedure.

So here we go!

@rs @ms.sss

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Oh wow!! Can't wait to hear from you guys!!

Congrats to both @rs and @ms.sss (don't know why wouldn't link) on your new sleek arms!!!! I know you'll both do amazingly well!!!! Woooohooo!

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i know I'm going to need plastics, especially on the arms so this will be interesting. Cant wait to see the progress! Congrats!

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Looking forward to your posts to see how it went and the progress you make. Very interested in this.

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Can't wait to see!!! Wishing you both safe surgery and speedy recoveries!!![emoji176][emoji176]

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K, just got a chance to take some before pics of my arms (see below).

And here are some background details:

  • 5'2" female, 14 months post op, weight stable +/- 5 lbs for about 7 months.
  • Today's weight 115.7 lbs, 21.2 BMI, 13.7% body fat
  • Procedures, as listed on procedure form: BRACHIOPLASTY (aka Arm Lift) + BILATERAL BREAST REDUCTION REVISION (aka Breast Lift).
  • I am getting the Breast Reduction Revision mostly for the fact that it addresses my excess side boob skin. The actual boob lift aspect of it is just an added bonus.
  • In June 2019, when I booked the procedures, the cost of these two is/was $10,000 CAD (plus 13% taxes), and it includes all costs associated with the procedures, including 2 overnights in a private room.

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2 hours ago, ms.sss said:

K, just got a chance to take some before pics of my arms (see below).

And here are some background details:

  • 5'2" female, 14 months post op, weight stable +/- 5 lbs for about 7 months.
  • Today's weight 115.7 lbs, 21.2 BMI, 13.7% body fat
  • Procedures, as listed on procedure form: BRACHIOPLASTY (aka Arm Lift) + BILATERAL BREAST REDUCTION REVISION (aka Breast Lift).
  • I am getting the Breast Reduction Revision mostly for the fact that it addresses my excess side boob skin. The actual boob lift aspect of it is just an added bonus.
  • In June 2019, when I booked the procedures, the cost of these two is/was $10,000 CAD (plus 13% taxes), and it includes all costs associated with the procedures, including 2 overnights in a private room.

actually, your arms looks pretty good, even in the before pictures!

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My stats:

5 ft 6.5 in. Sleeved Aug 2018. In maintenance about 4 months, at ~145 lbs.

Had an extended arm lift (brachioplasty) yesterday 12/16. Incision is from elbow through the arm pit area and down to about the bottom of my bra line which should also help with the side boob excess skin. Cost is $9600. Includes everything - surgeon, anaesthesiologist, facility, etc etc

I'm wearing a compression garment that's sorta like a really tight crop top with long sleeves. I also have two drains which I have to empty 1-2 times a day and log the amount. The doctor will remove the drains at my one week post op appointment. Between the tight garment, the drains, and general incision pain, I'm pretty uncomfortable. I'm taking the pain meds as often as prescribed which is helping though.

The Dr said he removed a lot of skin (nurse said almost 1 lb!) and that I'm going to be very happy with the outcome. I really like him. You can tell he really likes his job. He gets excited talking about it. And he's confident in what he knows because he's been doing it a long time.

Ok, I'm going to lie back down now. Will check in again later today and post some pics.

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Excited to follow this thread & see your progress.

I agree, your arms look great already @ms.sss. Wish mine looked this good.

I’ve been anti surgery for me because I scar badly (keloid) and felt the loose skin was better than any hideous scars I might end up with. So I’m interested to read about your experiences.

Love you have a Dr who gets excited about removing loose skin @rs.

Good luck with your surgery & recovery.

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Hi all. Thanks for starting this thread. I’m going in January 22 for an arm lift. I’m excited and scared at the same time. Can’t wait to see your after pictures.

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All packed: button front top, joggers, zippered hoodie, underwear, sports bra, socks, crocs, toiletries, lip balm, gum, biotene throat spray, laptop, chargers, headphones, electrical power bar, hugging pillow, Protein Powder, beef Jerky.

Tomorrow’s clothes laid out to wear.

Alarm set for 5:30 am.

Surprisingly calm.

Will try to check back in here whenever I get the chance :)

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