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I am seriously considering round 2 of plastic surgery! 😃

I'm interested in an arm lift. But I am hesitating over the scars and the healing/recovery process. I'd love more insight from those who have gone through this already. I know recently there has been @ms.sss, @rs, @mousecat88, but I know there are more!

Experiences and pics would be much appreciated!

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my scars aren't noticeable unless I hold my arms up in the air - which I almost never do. The scar lines are pretty thin, too...

in retrospect, I'm not sure if I'd get an arm lift again. My batwings really weren't that bad to begin with. My arms do look better now, but I didn't get the same "wow" factor that I got from my LBL and my breast lift. But then if you have pretty major batwings, you'll likely be pretty happy with an arm lift.

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Thanks @catwoman

I don't think my arms are totally awful. The bat wing part isn't a major concern, because I rarely raise my arms like that. It's the draping when wearing short sleeves that I'm self conscience about.

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So you can't see your scars in just everyday movements?

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Several years ago I read about a doc who was doing them by making an X in the armpit. I remember thinking that might be worth it since it would be far better hidden. I haven't been able to find any info on him recently, sadly. But you might do some research. Best of luck!

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There is a crescent lift technique for arm lift, that only leaves a small scar in the arm pit area. When I was doing consults for my LBL I inquired about it. I was told that I wasn't a good candidate. It only works for people with very little extra skin, and only if it is primarily located on the upper part of the arm. :(

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I can't remember if I had the crepe-y-ness or not. I did have bat wings, though. Here are some before and after of my arms. The "after" were taken two months after surgery, so there'd be more scarring and swelling there than there is now - although it looks like it's pretty minimal in these pictures, actually.... (UPDATE: I did see one photo where I could see crepe-y arms (in the before) - but it wasn't too bad. I don't have an after one that shows that it's gone, but I definitely know I don't have that anymore. So yes - it took the crepe away!)

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btw - your crepeing isn't bad. You may just be swapping one minor issue (minor crepeing) for another (scarring)

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Thank you for the pics, your arms look great.

10 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

btw - your crepeing isn't bad. You may just be swapping one minor issue (minor crepeing) for another (scarring)

Yes, this is my concern. :(

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Following this thread as I've thought about arm lift and/or thigh lift for round 2 someday, but am also concerned that I'm just trading flab for a scar and that I won't have a great result.

Ever see the Shark Tank episode with "Skinnies" which were stickers for an instant arm or thigh lift. My guess is they don't work, but I wish that technique would work for surgery, pulling it all up without the vertical incision. I'm great at pulling my skin up, just don't have anywhere to put it. LOL!

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I decided not to pursue a thigh lift because a couple of people who said their thighs weren't really that bad to begin with said they probably wouldn't have had it if they had to do it over again. Like my arms, yes - their thighs looked better - but not "better enough" to warrant the cost, pain, and recovery. On the other hand, people with mounds of loose skin hanging from their thighs are probably really glad they had the thigh lift.

my thighs were never that bad. I carried my weight high - chest, waist, abs (I was an apple shape). So I had tons of loose skin on my torso, but not all that much on my thighs. I have SOME loose skin there as well as cellulite, but it's not awful and besides, at 60 years old, my mini skirt and short shorts days are long gone...

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1 hour ago, catwoman7 said:

I can't remember if I had the crepe-y-ness or not. I did have bat wings, though. Here are some before and after of my arms. The "after" were taken two months after surgery, so there'd be more scarring and swelling there than there is now - although it looks like it's pretty minimal in these pictures, actually.... (UPDATE: I did see one photo where I could see crepe-y arms (in the before) - but it wasn't too bad. I don't have an after one that shows that it's gone, but I definitely know I don't have that anymore. So yes - it took the crepe away!)

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agree with @sillykitty! You got a great result.

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I may be in the minority but i prefer my scars over my flappy skin. ...and my scars are pretty significant (I normally scar pretty badly, so it was expected)

Cant see them when I have my arms down, but yeah, when i lift my arms, they are pretty noticeable. And i tend to raise my arms alot...I admit, I’m a Woo-girl, lol.

Based on past experience i know they should fade for ME in a year or two. But you will likely fare MUCH better cuz u heal beautifully!

You’ve probably seen this before, but I’ll just include it for reference anyway:

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I cannot wait until I get my epic bat wings taken care of. They bother me way more than my saggy belly or boobs. I want these GONE and will be happy to have my scars.

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2 minutes ago, kristieshannon said:

I cannot wait until I get my epic bat wings taken care of. They bother me way more than my saggy belly or boobs. I want these GONE and will be happy to have my scars.

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oh yea - I think you'll be thrilled with your arm lift. Kind of like I was with my lower body lift. I looked like a new person!

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On 7/6/2020 at 4:28 PM, catwoman7 said:

I decided not to pursue a thigh lift because a couple of people who said their thighs weren't really that bad to begin with said they probably wouldn't have had it if they had to do it over again. Like my arms, yes - their thighs looked better - but not "better enough" to warrant the cost, pain, and recovery. On the other hand, people with mounds of loose skin hanging from their thighs are probably really glad they had the thigh lift.

my thighs were never that bad. I carried my weight high - chest, waist, abs (I was an apple shape). So I had tons of loose skin on my torso, but not all that much on my thighs. I have SOME loose skin there as well as cellulite, but it's not awful and besides, at 60 years old, my mini skirt and short shorts days are long gone...

My LBL did wonders on my thighs. Not perfect, but I'm also glad I didn't get a thigh lift

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