No More Batwings...

After losing 100 lbs I found that not only were my...

After losing 100 lbs I found that not only were my arms sagging but they were wrinkled so bad I looked 100 years old. One week after my surgery I was home watching a morning news show when they announced athat the newest craze in plastic surgery was having a arm lift and that the procedure was up 800% in the last few years...I thought to my self that is nuts, as I was in so much pain as the under part of the arm is very delicate. And there is a huge scar running down both arms. I know the scar will get lighter over time but this is one surgery that I do not recommend unless it is really necessary as it is body altering for sure. For me I am delighted with the results but it was really needed, I wish it wasn't but it was....I am so happy with my surgeon and my outcome.

No more bat wings...

This was the right surgery for me as it was totally needed and I had a very good surgeon. I know everyone says that, but I have looked at the pictures and some of the scaring is horrible. I have a very thin pencil line scar. After 5 months it still is red but it's getting better daily. The photos above are 2 months before surgery and 2 weeks after surgery. I would suggest losing all your needed weight first and then see if you really need skin removal. Many times lipo is also done when the skin is removed, but for me it was not needed. This is a great life changing surgery when it is truly needed...And I do love my new skinny girl arms...

Arm surgery with Dr Quiroz

Here is a photo I took yesterday it shows everything I had done in April 2013, face, neck, arms and breast lift and saline implant....5 months out everything is healing nicely....

Six month mark....may need atlitte fix at the bottom

this picture is a little hard to see the arm since I took it in the mirror but it shows the arm with the bunching at the bottom. Looks like a little fix will be needed there. The rest of the arm is healing nicely and the scar is nice and thin.

I will be having some sort of revision

Not sure how much I am going to have done just yet. I will need to have the "pulled area" at the bottom of each arm fixed. Second PS said the cut should have come all the way to the elbow since there is still extra skin and I should have had a little lipo and then they could have been pulled tighter. But when showing me just how tight they could be, the upper arms becomes smaller than the lower arm (below the elbow) and that just might look alittle weird...I most likely will just have the bottom area recut and fixed as I have a really nice scar on the rest of the arms and would hate to mess that up and also the thought of all that pain and recovery is not a option....I am planning on using my original PS to correct this, I just thought it would be good to get a over all second opinion on just what work he would suggest I have done such as how to do the lower body lift and legs and so he also checked out my arms while I was there...He did say my face looked really good and that he would not have known I had had a face lift. So I thought that was really cool that a PS could not tell just by looking at me...

9 month photos

Left arm looks great scar is very light and thin now, right arm is the one with the "pulled" area at the lower portion. Looks like a little fix will be needed when I go back for other work.
Mexico Plastic Surgeon

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Looking good, chica!
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Thanks, I wish I had the right arm already done since the scars are so light now, should have gone back and had it fixed
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Oh, well, times passes quickly and it will fade again. Until then you can use airbrush makeup.
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Oh, and I love to wear sleeveless
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It looks good. I wish I could have an arm lift too. Can't afford it right now.
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Looks great!!
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I can see what you are talking about...let's hope your surgeon is able to correct the puckering when the time comes! As for me.....I think I am starting to panic about getting my 'bat winged' corrected next Thursday...either that or the ache in the pit of my stomach is not a good sign! I think that what concerns me the most is how do I get up and down off of things....since I will be having a TT, lypo and Brachioplasty.....if I said I think I'm scared...would you understand?
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just a little 2 inch cut should fix it...I don't want them redone, I don't want to go though the healing process again...I understand completely, hopefully you will have help to move around for the first couple of weeks. Wearing the support sleeves really helped me, they gave me a nice tight feeling so I was able to move around better. My PS didn't give them to me, I ordered them online...
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I am pretty sure that I will be able to get them either from my surgeon or from the store that he deals with. Thanks so much for the encouragement!
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There was a good doc Q&A on arm aesthetics....the upper arm should not be smaller than lower..... http://www.realself.com/question/disappointed-brachioplasty
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Looks good I will post my revision pics tonight
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Hi! You look wonderful and congratulations for losing and keeping your weight off. Thank you, too for your encouraging words and helpful Dr name.
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My upper arms were pulled very tight and now smaller than the elbow. My incision goes to the elbow, so I am hoping that this is just swelling in the elbow. I am only 4 weeks out. I plan to ask my surgeon at my 6-week post op.
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Dee have you seen what happened to my arms http://www.realself.com/review/ramsey-nj-arm-lift-flankplasty-breast-lift-body-lift-medial-thigh-lift
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I just saw them, hopefully when they heal it will not be noticeable. Mine healed pretty well with the exception of the gathered or pulled looking area at the end (elbow) of both arms. The other PS said I need a revision with lipo of the whole arm that there is still loose skin! I have heard it is not uncommon to have two arm procedures I was really hoping not to be one of those. For me the pain of healing was the worst. The support garments really helped with the pain and the feeling that I was pulling something...
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I am not using a support garment and I won't if thwt would have prevented what happened to my arm. As far as two surgeries to correct the arm, I have not heard of that. However I have needed revisions to my tummy tuck and mons to get them to where I liked them. I suspect I will need revisions to the new work that I just had done.
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I meant to write that I WONDER of the compression sleeves would have prevented the arm wound...
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I believe they helped me, everything just felt so much tighter when I wore them. It was hard to give them up....I wore them for almost 2 months, they were like my baby blanket. Like I mentioned my PS did not tell me about them I found them on my own, he saw that I was wearing them and did not mention them to me???
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I asked my surgeon if wearing the compression sleeves would have prevented the arm wound and he said he did not think so. I really wish that I had worn compression on my thighs because they look like crap now and they were gorgeous after surgery. I sure hope it is swelling and my thighs will look as nice as they did before.
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Thanks for posting that...the scar looks great ...i do agree though you will need a little revision there.. What did doc say about it? You look gorgeous and beautiful BTW!! xx
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Thanks, This is something that can be fixed in the dr's office. I believe a new cut about 2 inches or so should be plenty to fix it, but I'm happy with how thin the scar is, I looked at so many before I had this done...not sure when I will do it, may just wait until I do the lower body lift.
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I spoke with my PS this morning, he says a shot may help, but most likely we will have it touched up when I have my lower body lift next spring...
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Looking forward to seeing some pics~ thanks xx
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Wow this is a great job. do you live in Mexico or traveled there? i have a quote 7,700 for bilateral brachio and bilateral mastoplexy. wonder if its worth it for me to travel there?
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It's very easy to travel there as they pick you up at San Diego airport. I had 3 proceedures done at once to save in costs and recovery time. I traveled from AZ. Then went back 6 weeks later for followup, which many don't do....
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