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6 weeks ans still having pain

I live in Toronto and had an arm lift as well as a...

I live in Toronto and had an arm lift as well as a breast lift 15 days ago. My breasts are good but my arms are far worse then I every expected. I went back to the PS yesterday and she put me on antibiotics. I reached with my left arm today and it's quite painful but not just on the incision - on the back of my arm as well. When I straighten my arms it hurts around on the inside of my elbow - maybe it's the swelling. I'm 56 years old so I guess we don't heal as well as we do in our 30s.

Anyway, how long did you take pain meds for - how long before you could not feel pain that is uncomfortable. Did you incisions look red and angry? Anyone with an infection?

Thanks - it's good to be able to ask.

It's now 6 weeks and I still have an wound about...

It's now 6 weeks and I still have an wound about the size of a quarter on my right arm and I'm in a fair amount of pain. I never expected this type of recovery. At least now I think I'm slowly getting better since up until this week I wasn't sure. I still have a long way to go. I saw my dermatologist for something unrelated and she was surprised at how slow the incisions were to heal. The skin on my elbows is quite tight - hopefully this will get better once the swelling goes down. On a positive note, my breast are good.

It's now been 10 1/2 weeks and I'm still having...

It's now been 10 1/2 weeks and I'm still having some pain. My incisions looks really red and thick. I would love to start scar therapy - would love to hear what others are doing for scar therapy and when did they start?

I saw my PS last week and she wants to re-do the...

I saw my PS last week and she wants to re-do the procedure. She was surprised and how lose my arms are. I have a bulge on both arms at the end of the incision near the break in the arm. My incisions are quite red and ugly and I just started the massage and silicone strips last week. She want's to wait a year from now to do the surgery so that means I have to live with bulge for a year and then it will be Spring/Summer and I'll be having to wear the compression garments and healing all over again. Not happy so far.
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