I didn't have any pain to speak of from the arm lift. Just kind of tight around the arms and a little pressure. I recovered well. It took a few weeks to get my range of motion back. I took it easy carrying and lifting things for a couple months. I love how my arms turned out. I fit well in shirts and I wore short sleeve t-shirts all summer last year. I just wore a gown to a wedding that showed off the size of my arms and I got lots of compliments. I don't care about the scar. It's been a lot of work to lose this weight and the trade off of scar for loss of batwings is well worth it to me. I'm a photographer and lift my arms to bring the camera up and I didn't like how my arms felt prior to the arm lift. Now I don't even think about it. I can now just focus my attention on my subjects and work when I lift my camera to my face.
Dr. Eggleston is a teacher at heart. He knows how to explain procedures and results in a manner that's almost artful.
He also has an incredible sense of humor. The only bummer about my surgery is that the anesthesiologist put me under and I missed out on hanging out with both doctors. The anesthesiologist he used was really sweet. Both times I've awoken from surgery, Dr. Eggleston has been there making sure I was doing well with pain management and taking immediate action to make me comfortable.