I did need my husband to help me dress and undress. I forgot how important arms were and it does help if you are able to rest and be pampered. For the first two weeks I needed help with washing my hair because I couldn’t raise my arms.
I am now four weeks post procedure. My scars are healing nicely. The scars are in a position that's hard to notice unless you really go looking. I am wearing a compression vest which I need to do for the first three months. I now feel strange without one. It only comes off for a shower.
My experience was so positive, there was little pain only some discomfort, tightness and a bit of swelling. I can now wear rings on my fingers so that is a good measure of my progress.
My arms do get heavy at the end of the day, but I am a teacher and I do have an hour's drive each way to school. It is to be expected. I do rest when I get home.
Would I do it again if I had to ? Yes
Would I recommend the procedure to someone else who needed it? Yes
Would I consider other procedures, having had the first one? Yes