Smart Lipo Upper Arms - Pasadena, CA (Very Happy, Thank you Dr. Martin O'Toole)

Here we go, I had such a fantastic experience with...

Here we go, I had such a fantastic experience with my Smart Lipo of the Chin & Neck... the results have been amazing. I am very pleased. I have now scheduled to have Smart Lipo of the Upper Arms! My personal goal is to feel good wearing a tank top or short sleeves. What I have learned out of this, is not everyone has the same results and there are always risk factors. The key for me is trusting the doctor and staff who will be providing my care.

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Hi there, welcome and thanks for sharing your experience with us.

Good luck with your upcoming procedure, I hope it all goes well for you. Please do come back and let us know how you're doing!

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On December 21, 2012 I had Smart Lipo of the the...

On December 21, 2012 I had Smart Lipo of the the upper arms done, immediately after the procedure I noticed change. There was just about 500ml (=to just about 1 pound) of fat removed from each upper arm. There were a total of 4 incisions in each arm with bruising noted immediately after procedure. Pain during the procedure was at most a 4/10 on a pain scale, which is less than I expected because the upper arms are sensitive to begin with. I don't want to forget, your arm compression gear needs to be woren 24/7 till cleared by the doctor. That's just about 2 weeks! Day 1 the pain was tolerated with 1 Percocet every 6 hours. Day 2, my biggest challenge of the day, was wiping after using the restroom. And because I had to work nightshift, 12 hours, I could not use Percocet (so I brought along the Tylenol, which I only had to take once for the entire shift). Arms are sensitive to pain, and because it's the holidays people, needless to say I got alot of hugs. :)! Day 3, just woke up and felt compelled to write about where I am now. Right now, pain is about 1-2/10. I am able to cross over each arm without difficult, and no issues wiping. Swelling is minimal, but I contribute that to wearing the compression gear 24/7. Bruising now is primarily at the upper and lower part of the upper arm, the entry site to the procedure. I am very pleased!

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I am so glad I came across your posting. I'm am having my upper arms done 01/15 and I have purchased two xtra compression garments to ensure that I keep them on 24/7. Your results are real noticable and your arms look great! Please keep me posted and I will do the same.......
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Day 6 (December 26, 2012), I woke up concerned...

Day 6 (December 26, 2012), I woke up concerned about my arms warms to touch with increase increase in pain. I called the office, and a prescription was called in within a few minutes. (The attention and service was amazing, thank you Sarah).
Day 10, I noticed that my swelling had started to go down and no more bruising... I made the mistake of not sleeping with my compression garment on... and woke up an increase in upper arm swelling.
Day 13, Follow-up appointment: stitches removed & cleared from wearing compression garment. Minimal swelling noted on the upper arms. Dr. O'Toole spent over 30 minutes with me discussing care and making sure I understood everything necessary. (His bedside manners are awesome! He is well respected amongst his peers.)
I am now at 2 1/2 weeks, back of the upper arms are still sensitive (this is to be expected) to touch and sometimes I have noticed that this discomfort makes it difficult to sleep. I was given a prescription of Percocet for 20 tablets prior to the procedure... I use these only on nights when the discomfort keeps me from falling asleep. If I have any discomfort during the day, Tylenol is able to relieve the discomfort.

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It's just about the 3 month mark! Ok, here it is... I never fit right into tops/jackets, I went from an extra large top/jacket to medium top/jacket! No sagging arms...Yes they are still slightly sensitive to touch. Am I SO HAPPY I HAD THIS DONE!
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Just curious...Did you see a noticeable difference in your arms right away? If not, how long did it take for you to see a nice change? I'm a week post-op and not seeing a big change in my arms. Just need a little vote of confidence, but it appears from your pictures that a noticeable change was around the 2 week mark? Would that be a fair assumption?
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NO, those pictures was taken 1 day post-op it haven't even been 2 weeks for my arms until this Friday. I notice the difference immediately, now i'm not seeing as fast of results with the abs, flanks, and etc. like the arms............
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