1 week post op Brachioplasty - amazing results but itching like a crazy person.
- Pewaukee, WI
- 6 months ago
I had Brachioplasty last Thursday, July 14th. I had huge arms following 152lb weight loss and my arms bothered me the most. I found an excellent plastic surgeon here in WI and immediately decided I was moving forward. She was able to get me in quickly because most don't do this surgery in the summer time.I woke up after my surgery and my arms of course were in their compression garments. They are tiny, beautiful well defined arms with no cellulite left! I could not be happier. I did have one really bad night of pain but other than that it has been very tolerable pain wise. Unfortunately I have been itching on both arms on the whole arm since day 1 post op. At first we treated it with Benadryl every 4 hours but that itching, tickling has not gotten any better. It feels like there are little bugs crawling in there. The only thing that seems to help is keeping them constantly iced and rubbing them when they get out of control which is every few minutes. My surgeon believes the nerves are just irritated and by rubbing them gently it helps them remember their job which they clearly are out of whack. Has anyone else had this experience and if so, are there other tips that might help?