My arms have been bad since college, yo-yo...
11 Jul 2014
2 months post
My arms have been bad since college, yo-yo dieting/weight gain didn't help but Mom has the same problem. After I lost 65lbs, went from a 22Womens to a 14-16Misses in my clothes but was frustrated that my hard work in body shaping did nothing for the arms. I finally found a wonderful PS who said I was the perfect candidate for the arm lift. 10 weeks later I still have some swelling but I wear the compression garment when I'm home and sleeping. I think the worst is the nerve damage I have in my right arm below the elbow - feels like a huge wad of something under the skin when I rest my arm on a table, don't have it on the left side. My incisions look great, still some redness with the ones armpit down but maybe my bra is just irritating that area a bit. I didn't go into this wanting to go sleeveless, probably still won' but to be able to go shopping and buy a L or XL top/jacket instead of the next size up just so the arms fit is a great feeling (hubby doesn't see the shopping charges, LOL!) I have more tingling going on so I know the nerves will come back. I do have some indentation just above the elbow a bit above the bend in the arm but the PS told me right up front that "mother nature will take her sweet time in making everything perfect, you just have to be patient"...easy for him to say to someone with little patience to begin with :) I think my arms look a little better each week so hoping that by this time next year I can be in a swimsuit at the pool in Vegas having the time of my life! Curious if anyone else has the nerve damage problem too...
From the doctors office
26 Sep 2014
4 months post
Surgery was 5/1/2014. We took a picture on 3/25 at the consult, 1 month 10 days after 6/11 (brown tank top) and at my final visit on 8/25. Amazing to see the before pictures now...