Unhappy with my results of Arm Lift 1/7/2016, how long do I have to wait before I can do the procedure over? (photos)

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Considering revision?

Greetings! I'm sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with the arm lift. I recommend to my patients to wait 6 to 12 months. For the scarring, you should consider Embrace which, I believe, is the best scar prevention out there right now. Speak with your plastic surgeon or getting a second opinion about how to improve your results before committing to revision. Best, Dr. Aldo


Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 202 reviews

Arm lift

Usually around a year, healing to be fully progressed. Revision can be discussed with your plastic surgeon to address your concerns and expectations.

Harry T. Haramis, MD, FACS
Montclair Plastic Surgeon
3.7 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Unhappy with my results of Arm Lift

Good Afternoon

Thank you for your question.  With arm procedures it is common that it takes a full year to heal and see the final result due to continued swelling during the healing process.  I do note that you have some hypertrophic (thick and difficult) scarring that should be assessed.  Please be sure to have a regular follow up with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon so your progress can be tracked.

Best of Luck,

Dr. K.

Julie Khanna, MD, FRCSC
Ontario Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Brachioplasty/Arm lift/Liposuction/ Vaser Hi Definition procedures

I appreciate your question.

I would recommend that you wait 6-12 months between procedures for optimal results.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 91 reviews

Arm lift

Hello, and thank you for your question. As a general rule we like to wait approximately one year and our office to allow the scars to fully mature. I would recommend you discuss this with your treating surgeon. Best of luck.

John J. O`Brien, Jr., MD
Saint Petersburg Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Unhappy with my results of Arm Lift 1/7/2016, how long do I have to wait before I can do the procedure over?

Thank you for your question.  6 months may be a reasonable amount of time.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

Scar revision arm lift

The picture is not very clear. 

A waiting time of  1 year is recommended , indeed.

It may be that you need more liposuction of your arm,  + excision of your scar.

These two procedure usually result in a good scar, although in some case it still may end up stretched ( wide ) or keloid (thick) . Also corticosteroid injections, and silicone padding may be helpful. 

Bert Oelbrandt, MD
London Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

Arm lift

Most patients wait about one year before doing a revision.  I prefer to place the incision underneath the breast rather than where yours has been placed.   Frequently , patients can get keloid scarring in that area ...as I think yours has done.  Best to see a board certified plastic surgeon.

Andrew T. Cohen, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Arm lift - need it done over but when?

Thank you for asking about your arm lift.

Generally an arm lift revision is done a year after surgery to allow most swelling to subside. So schedule an appointment to see your surgeon after the holidays.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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