I am a 46 y/o female, who has lost only about 22 pounds, and has another 15 lbs to lose. Nevertheless, I decided to undergo a brachioplasty. I am.getting married in June, and after seeing photos of me on various wedding gowns I tried on a couple months ago, I knew I wanted the procedure done in time to be relatively healed before my wedding.
The surgery took about 3.5 hours, and included some lipectomy of the area, as well as the lift. Even years ago when I weighed 30 less than I do now (currently at 145 @ 5' 2"), I had huge upper arms! I chose the same plastic surgeon who did my abdominoplasty, after having giant 7 pound twins. Dr. B is known for being maticulous.
I am feeing great this next day. I haven't needed my prescribed pain mess or anti-nausea meds. It just stings a little. Like I cut myself shaving. I do have swelling in my hands, but got permission to loosen the compression bandages. I am a tecber on spring break, and can't wait to return in 2 weeks with skinnier arms!