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#1 mnkedu

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 08:12 AM

i dont know what the area would be called, and i dont know if men get this problem i always associate it with my breast area, but does anyone know how you get rid of this extra flap of skin you get under your armpit that runs around even with your breasts?
and if you can not reduce it enough with exercise when would this area get fixed? when you do a breast lift or when you do an arm lift do they go right down your armpit area and fix this side flap?
i really hate it and it makes bras really uncomfortable with this piece always hanging over
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 08:45 AM

Just get it lipoed when you go for your breast lift. I got my lift and implants and asked my surgeon if I needed it done then and he said he'd decide if it was necessary while I was under. He opted not to do it and I'm incredibly happy with my results, I don't notice it at all anymore :)

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 10:30 AM

side boobs that's what I call it... I squish it into my bra now. Hope it's goes down as I lose more.

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 10:42 AM

Ugh I hate that part of my body. I've only notices since I have started losing. Hangs out over my bra. Rotten!

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 05:49 PM

It only gets worse as you lose more weight. No more sleeveless tops for me until I get it removed. It is awful.
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:01 AM

I believe it gets removed with breast lift, but I plan on asking my PS to address it if he can when I have my arms done next month ( 4 more weeks, I cant wait).
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:28 AM

I had a breast lift without augmentation. My PS did remove some of the excess skin but I still have a bit of an issue. He felt that I would have to have at a minimum a Z-plasty to take care of it. His recommendation though was a brachioplasty with Z-plasty. Lipo would do NOTHING for me since there is minimal fat there. It is all skin.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:07 PM

I had a breast lift without augmentation. My PS did remove some of the excess skin but I still have a bit of an issue. He felt that I would have to have at a minimum a Z-plasty to take care of it. His recommendation though was a brachioplasty with Z-plasty. Lipo would do NOTHING for me since there is minimal fat there. It is all skin.



I had a consult yesterday and the plastic surgeon said that it was a very hard area to get rid of through surgery. He said some of it could be taken care of during a breast lift and some through the brachioplasty but it may not get all of it. Mine is also all skin. The doctor said I was very lean now. Never been called lean in my whole life.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:23 PM

I had a consult yesterday and the plastic surgeon said that it was a very hard area to get rid of through surgery. He said some of it could be taken care of during a breast lift and some through the brachioplasty but it may not get all of it. Mine is also all skin. The doctor said I was very lean now. Never been called lean in my whole life.


It is a place that is hard to get rid of it. I even had some further revisions to that area after my initial breast lift. It's better than it was but it is still there. For me, a lot of the lose skin is also in my axillary area. That's the area that a Z-plasty would help.
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:05 PM

i have never even heard of a z plasty and will have to google it, but from this i fear it will always be a problem area, as it is mostly just hangy skin so if i dont have both the breast lift and the brachioplasty done it will not be as good as it could be
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:04 PM

i have never even heard of a z plasty and will have to google it, but from this i fear it will always be a problem area, as it is mostly just hangy skin so if i dont have both the breast lift and the brachioplasty done it will not be as good as it could be


A Z-plasty deals with the axilla area. The surgeon basically makes a "Z" type incision in the axilla that pulls up the skin from your sides and part of your upper arms. It won't tighten your arms much but it does help to get rid of the extra skin in your axilla.
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 04:27 AM

Less than 2 weeks for me....I cant wait. :D
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