44 Years Old Los Angeles Upper Arm Liposuction in One Week
After years of pilates and weight training my...
Two days post procedure: so far so good
Two weeks post: a few photos
At six weeks: so far so good
I reached the six week recovery mark last Friday. I have opted to wear the compression garment for two more weeks, or eight weeks total.
The arm skin is smooth, with no weird lumps or bumps: I really think that's due to wearing the compression garment religiously. The skin still feels tight in a few spots, but I know I'm still healing. The only side effect other than that I've noticed is that occasionally, out of nowhere, even on hot days, I get goose pimples up and down my upper arms, like I'm standing in a freezer. It only lasts for a minute or two, though. I suspect the sensation may have something to do with the nerves under the skin still healing.
My arms aren't tiny now: they were never going to be because of my build. But I can see better muscle definition and a lot of the "wiggle," particularly along the triceps, is gone. Will try and post some photos soon.
Eight weeks: 1.5 inches off each arm's circumference
For me that compression garment was the worst part of the whole experience, as I tend to run hot and it made me even hotter. And it's been 100 degrees plus this summer in LA! The only thing I might do differently had I known was to schedule the surgery in winter so it would have been more comfortable. But that's a minor issue. I also could have taken off the garment at the six week mark, but I chose not to so I could maximize my results.
For the person who asked, the garment was made by Design Veronique and was provided by Dr. Cat's office.
At my last appointment we remeasured my biceps and I've lost 1.5 inches off he circumference of teach arm.
My arms still aren't tiny, but as I said before I went in knowing they wouldn't be. As you can see from the photos the arms are tighter, the skin is smooth, and the muscle definition is definitely more visible now. I have a tiny scar (approximately 1/2 inch long each) just next to each shoulder blade. I'm currently wearing Embrace Scar Strips to minimize those as they continue to heal. The scars in the outside creases of my elbows are not noticeable at all.
The healing will continue for the new few months, so I probably won't see the final results until late in the fall. But I'm definitely happy so far!
A lot of doctors' consults are "wham, bam," but Dr. Cat takes her time. I have decided to go ahead with upper arm liposuction with general anesthesia. Surgery is one week away. I'm not looking forward to recovery, but I'm otherwise excited for the outcome.