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has anyone had very bad results on upper arms after lipo?

  • bingowings
  • Oxford England
  • 3 years ago

I had mine done 2 years ago, initially whilst wearing the garment it looked great after 6 months saggy wrinkly skin appeared this has ruined my life i now can never wear sleeveless clothing am embarrased and £2300 out of pocket, wishing i had never had it done may think about arm lift to rectify problem any help advice comments would be great am from Oxford UK

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Arm lipo will ruin your arms. I had way too much fat taken out by dr scott turner sydney northern beaches. My arms are terrible. They look old and wrinkly. I am very depressed.
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I am so sorry to hear that. My wife had lipo done by this dr scott turner too with terrible results. She also had breast augmentation. BIG MISTAKE. He shouldn't be allowed to do any of these procedure. I wonder how many other lives he has ruined!! Evil doctor.
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yes I have the same experience. I truly did not know this was going to be the results. I didn't need to do my arms but I felt since I was contouring my body I couldn't have big arms so I did it and now I'm worse off than when I started. my arms are HUGE. they are bigger than they ever were. I have to buy shirts with either a stretch sleeve or go 2 sizes up. I constantly have to crop myself in pictures to remove my arms out of the picture. I wish I never did it and I refuse to go thru doing it again and making matters worse
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I didn't have "terrible" results, but they weren't "great" either! I had tumescent lipo performed on my upper arms, lower abdomen, inner thighs, hips and bra bulge. The surgeon gave me an uneven result on my arm so now one arm right above the elbow has noticeably more fat than the other arm. That was 10 years ago when I was 24 and now being 34 I wish I would have just waited until I was done having kids (like I am now ;-D) and had an entire mommy makeover done (ie breast lift/reduction, tummy tuck) and then an arm lift as well. I used to be worried about the scar, but I don't care anymore honestly. I'd rather have my arms look like a normal woman's arms than look more like a football player's arms at this point. Plus, there are so many things that really work for fast scar fading. I have a large amount of fat on my upper arms and upper abdomen in proportion to the rest of my body. After I did lipo it helped a little, but over time it's really the skin that more often than not doesn't return to the elasticity it once had and more than having the fat removed, you need the skin tucked. I realize lipo is not going to get me the results I need (even vaser). If you have a lot of loose skin and rather large arms I would recommend an arm lift over lipo, but I would of course talk to your plastic surgeon for the best advice. I'm just going off my own experience.
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I am hoping some of us find a doctor who can fix a bad lipo job on the arms. I had mine done by Dr. Yily. The left one looks okay, but not much different than before. The right one is deformed and has dents. It is so awful that I wont' wear short sleeves. It has been a year, but I am going to try rolling with a heated marble pastry pin and derma roller to tighten skin while I look to fine someone to do revision. I need someone to take out the fat left around the elbow area and to fill in the dents. I will consider a small lift to tighten skin, but don't think I need much of that. I heal well, so a scar, although unwanted, is much preferable than this. :-(
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You might consider an arm lift at this point so they can touch up the lipo first and then "pull" the skin tighter therefore reducing the dimple look?! My result was uneven, but I'm thankful overall it doesn't sound like it was as bad as your experience :(. I'm sorry and I hope we figure it out.
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The sad thing is, my arms weren't bad at all!!! On a scale from 1-10 needing arm lipo, it was a 2 (3 max). NO (decent, eithical) doctor would perform an arm lift on me. Now I may HAVE to get one because of her, but I will seek a top doctor and save for it. And hide in the meantime. :'(
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Dr. Su in Tampa does revisions and specializes in arm liposuction. Look at his before and afters. Artlipo.com
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It's not good to get the old fashion liposuction on your arms as it will leave the skin sagging. The best thing to do is to get smartlipo (laser lipo) from a highly competent board certified plastic surgeon. This is because the laser not only removes the fat but help tighten the skin so it wont hang.
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I had smart lipo on my arms last summer and they look awful. Has anyone had any success in making them look better?
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I have the same question. One arm, in particular, I have "roping" and you can see where the cannula ended. The shape of this arm is very odd compared to the other. My doctor offered 6 additional treatments using VelaShape 2 to help smooth the skin and correct the misshapen problems (all comped). It did reduce the problem by 50% but she agrees that it needs more work and suggests that we possibly try more Vela treatments to smooth things out further. I hide my arms because they are so odd looking now and am curious how others deal with this. With all of this said, I had Cool Lipo done on my belly and muffin top and was so happy with the results and the easy recovery that I opted for this second surgery. I know that every Body is different. But it is good to search this site to see what other peoples' experiences are like.
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I had smart lipo on my upper arms a year ago and it was a waste of time and money. My upper arms look worse than they did before the lipo.. I call myself cottage cheese arms. I really don't know what to do about it.
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Kiya- I am in the exact same mess. PS appt last wk said other than a brachio and fat fillers in the lumps I am out of luck. I made a bad situation worse by that lipo. Not going for anymore surgery. Ill just hide my arms and broken spirit of shame. Was actually thinking of pulling the mess tighter by using duct tape-LOL.
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I'm grateful to finally to be able to be open and honest. Thank you!
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I had smartlipe on my arms to tighten them up not to reduce in size....since I was another part of my body done. Sent home with ace bandages on my arms for compression garment...not only impossible to rewrap it left lines on my arms. Now one year later lumps, pits and the scar which is aprox one inch long are all visible on the backs of my arms. My arms look like lumps of mashed potatoes. Someone actually asked me if I was in a accident. Now I have paid $1200 for Accent XL treatments and $1500 for Exillis treatments (going for number 3 this week and actually think I see improvement finally) and Fraxel resurfacing. I have spent as much trying to undo the damage the smartlipo did and the smartlipo cost and of course it still looks much worse then it started out looking. If I had large arms I think I would go for the old type of arm surgery with a good plastic surgeon who can leave an incision that is barely visible on my underarm from armpit to elbow knowing with time the scar could become almost invisible rather then risk the lumpy, pitting horrible results you might end up with the so called "smartlipo" on a part of your body that is always visible you already wear long sleeves all the time. SMARTLIPO is last resort for arms.....I am so ashamed of my arms since smartlipo....beachgirl that never wears a bathingsuit or even a sundress anymore :-( I hope the last 2 exllis treatments smooth me down to semi normal...will keep you posted.
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Did you get the results from your after procedures? I am still desperate to rid my arms of the "mashed potato" lumps and waves. Please let me know mystify me. I am sooooo unhappy.
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i had arm lipo with same doctor and it has mentally destroyed me My arms werent so bad to begin with and he convinced me to do it while i was in pre-op for him to correct scar from tummy tuck (which he ended up doing nothing with) I feel so taken advantage of. When I went back and expressed that my arms didn't look good they told me to wait and it will get better and better. Not the case at all! The skin is loose and bumpy, arms uneven, line from the canula. Messy messy job. Funniest thing his office called me to talk to interviewer for article about arm lipo. Told girl how unhappy I was and said someone would call me back....still waiting.
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i had arm lipo with same doctor and it has mentally destroyed me My arms werent so bad to begin with and he convinced me to do it while i was in pre-op for him to correct scar from tummy tuck (which he ended up doing nothing with) I feel so taken advantage of. When I went back and expressed that my arms didn't look good they told me to wait and it will get better and better. Not the case at all! The skin is loose and bumpy, arms uneven, line from the canula. Messy messy job. Funniest thing his office called me to talk to interviewer for article about arm lipo. Told girl how unhappy I was and said someone would call me back....still waiting.
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Let us know if all the supplemental treatments worked??
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NYCgirl12- Did Mastarasso do your arms?
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Yup
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Please email me I want to chat privately PLEASE??? TROTTERLEG@aol.com
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OMG Kiya.
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Certainly do NOT do lipo it will deflate your arms even more with hanging skin. I HATE my arms too and they are lumpy and sagging after lipo from a 5 star doctor in NYC. My arms (just measured are 12.5") After my research the arms brachio seems the only solution, and Im not doing it. There is also a mini lift for the top 6"which is pulled up, tucked and then drawn under ur armpit. The arms are a sensitive area and the after scars of both surgeries look ropey and are it appears difficult to get a nice thin incision line. The lipo will NOT help but make it worse. Just like a ballon with the contents removed. If skin is your issue this isn't the solution- a full surgical arm lift is. Ive decided to just deal with this and it makes me very upset on a daily basis. I decided to go sleeveless when Im in a place no one knows me to TRY and get over the extreme self loathing. I also went to the beach this weekend and wore a swim suit. It takes so much energy to always hide. I do buy only 3/4 sleeved blouses. My arms are from genetics rather than weight loss. I wish you all the best and believe me I understand your pain and trauma. Let me know your thoughts MZD.
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