Celebrating 50!! - Halifax, NS

I tell this story...not because it is MY story,...

I tell this story...not because it is MY story, but because it is a story worth telling! Imagine a 200 lb 12 year old with arms etc stretched out of shape for the rest of your life (other areas too but this is about my arms). Imagine your daughter's wedding in the near future and you need a dress. With an 'A' shape figure (size 14 -16 on the top and 18 on the bottom) it is impossible to walk into a shop and pick a dress off the rack. So, "custom order online" you say....well, when custom ordering, because of the flabby arms, you don't want to choose a sleeveless dress, and guess what... they don't ask arm size when custom ordering...so impossible to fit the big flabby arms into any 'custom order' dress!
Well, Feb 4th changed all this. One of the procedures I had done was the Arm Lift and have been super delighted with the results. First off, the incisions were put in a perfect spot, and on a curve..... you can't see them from the front, rear, or side profile. They are only visible if I were to put my arms in the air directly in front of you! Awesome, awesome placement Dr. Bendor-Samuel! I think success with an arm lift starts with the doc, but continues with the aftercare. In my case, I wrapped for 10 weeks and compression sleeved for 3 additional weeks. The scars are minimal, and have been treated with gel silicone and are currently still flattening out with 'sheet' silicone. Sooooo pleased!!
Back to the story... :)..... The wedding day was a magical day....(August 9th)... my daughter's day..., however I was soooo proud of my 'custom ordered' Mother-of-the-Bride dress that fit perfectly....the wee jacket could easily been taken off and thrown to the side to 'show off' even more....but it was HER day, not mine!! Because of additional ps work done at the same time as my arms, I didn't even need to wear a bra (nor did I!! ). So folks, if you are thinking about an arm lift....go for it!! Dr Bendor Samuel (The Landings, Halifax, NS)....now dubbed 'King of Arms' in my mind, is a great place to start! :) ep

Before and after pics as requested

Before pics were taken Nov 2013. After pics are 9 months post op. I understand it takes up to 2 years for the red color to dissipate...however, I am very pleased with the results so far! :) ep

1 Year pics !! ~Arm Lift

Not sure why pics always seem to appear more 'red' than real life, but these will do for 12 months post op. So far, so good... continue to use 'sheet' silicone at night and 'tube' silicone by day. Tried stopping the silicone treatment at approx 11 months, but red ropeyness (don't think there is such a word, but you get the idea lol), started coming back... also a slight burning sensation. Small tradeoff for the new arms I am enjoying! Happy life !! :) ep

Rear view ... scar expectation

I post these pics just incase someone out there is curious about arm scar placement and visual aspects. I would much rather a bit of scaring show from the rear view than from the front.. but everyone is different ! I hope these help you decide what placement is good for you... you can't really go back and redo it !! :) Cheers !! ep

2 year pics!! Happy Happy

Just in case someone out there would like to see what arm scars look like 'down the road', I thought I would reactive my profile and post a few pics. This surgery is sure worth the coin! The scars are absolutely NOTHING compared to the joy of being able to order a Lulu hoodie and know it will 'go on' and fit your arms beautifully. The delight of being able to buy a skinny minny armed jean jacket that wouldn't even fit on your forearm before is beyond words.... and don't even get me going on selecting sweaters that have very little (if any) stretch to the arm area!! :) Enjoy the pics, book your surgery, and thank me later!!

Fav skinny arm pics

See what I mean? Only those who have, or have had, the 'big arm syndrome' can truly understand why these pics are soooo EXCITING!! :) ep
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