can anyone share their brachioplasty results with me?

  • boozer in NH
  • 2 years ago

wondering about the recovery process and what creams used to mininize scaring----------how soon beforeĀ  you went to gym, treadmill etc? i'm 63, any other ladies as young as me having this procedure? THANKS

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Hello Boozer,

I am 51 years old and last week 07/27/2012 had brachioplasty, with a bust lift and implants. I have to see if my doctor will share his before pictures with me.

I wish I could tell you exactly which part of the pain is the direct result of brachioplasty. However I do have a little bit of information to share with you.

The pain I had was almost indescribable. The best way I can think of to describe the pain is that it sort of mimics a blood pressure cuff set on a very high setting and not letting go. Pain killers help me deal with the severity, but by no means takes it away. As I said, I had a double wammy and I believe the extended mastopexy with implants is causing most of the pain. Get a doctor that understands this, and will prescribe you whatever you need.

22 years ago I had lost a lot of weight, and have dealt with my unattractive naked body ever since. All these years later I finally came into some money so I decided to go for the arms which I think may have hindered my life the most. I also figured if I was to have upper body pain, I might as well go for it all. I have to be honest with you, I hated my fatty arms so much I really don't care if I have to deal with the scars for the rest of my life. I am very pleased with the way my surgeon did it. He did a wonderful job in the placement of the incisions. I had fat under my armpit as well as fat hanging over my elbows. He extended the procedure to correct those two areas. Just over a week and I love the freedom of sleeveless even just in my own home. I'll see later how I will address the scars in public, and what I will wear.

I had purchased a liquid called Scarguard, for my scar treatment, so I'll see how that works out.

If you can, allow yourself plenty of recovery time, and don't rush it. Patients is the hardest part of all of this.

Go For It Boozer !!

Best Wishes :)

Hi Boozer,

Did you have brachioplasty with lipo of the arm or just lipo of the arm?


I had Brachioplasty with lipo 6 days ago. Pain is like above stated. Feels like B/P cuff pumped up. Alot of pressure. Incision is stingy. The main discomfort is in my forearms. They feels like a tore muscle and severe bruising. no visible bruise there though. Using compression sleeves to wrist made by Marena. They were 70$ and well worth it. The ace was pinching me.