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#1 paulinacervantes

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 10:52 PM

i was just wondering if anyone had saggy skin removed from the arms "bat wings" and what the result were. i am considering the surgery but the scar sound unatractivee any suggestionsS?
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#2 SDphotogrl99

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 11:35 PM

Most of the post-ops I have talked to said that they wouldn't do it. They say the scar is not worth it. I on the other hand really think I need it. If you look at the pics I just posted on another thread you can see my arm size has not changed even with 100+ lbs loss. When I hold my arms up I have a lot of extra skin hanging down. I know I will go for it when I go in for my PS. That is just want I think is right for me.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:59 AM

Now I am worried about having Bat Wings myself...

I've seen the scars and they are pretty ugly, but it's on the underside of your arm.

I would think about it, think about the pros and the cons of the surgery... I know I will be faced with this decision later.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 04:07 AM

Holly you are not alone. I know there is a lot involved but later in the feature I am highly considering it. I might have to keep tabs with you to see how yours goes first.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 04:15 AM

Here is a before and after picture from one of my journals of the traditional batwing surgery (brachioplasty). There are newer techniques where the incision is along your axillae (arm pit) and not as obvious. Haven't seen any results with those yet in the journals.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 05:16 AM

I think it depends on how you feel about your arms in the first place. Also, if your arms were a place you had alot of weight.

For me, my weight was more in my stomach and legs. So I opted for plastic surgery in those areas and as time goes by the arms are retracting a bit. I still have wings, but I am also working out alot. They will only improve so much, but I want to get them as good I can before I consider surgery. They have improved with time alone and that is encouraging.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 08:57 AM

It's like anything else...you weigh the pros and cons and discuss it with your surgeon. If you have a good surgeon, he won't push you into procedures that will have bad results. Mine flat out refused to even discuss the brachialplasty with me saying that it wasn't worth it in my case.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 09:14 AM

I had this done and the scar was NOT a good trade off for me, but then, I scar heavily.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 09:35 AM

Thanks for sharing that picture Dyann. That is a pretty big scar. I guess there is always scar removal, right?

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:23 PM

It is a tradeoff of bad scar for improved contour. Maybe the newer incisions will be a better result, but for now I am still doing tons of arm exercises.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 01:56 PM

I saw something on Dateline (or maybe it was the View, I don't know) a while ago where they showed a woman who had an armlift, but, if I'm remembering correctly, they did some lipo on her upper arms, and pulled all of the loose skin into her armpits so that she wouldn't have the huge scars under her arms. They did a before and after, and while there was a bit of a difference, it's not as dramatic as the traditional upper arm surgery. The woman who had the surgery said that it was painful, and several months out she still couldn't lift her arms, but she was happy with the results.

Me - I'm happy to wear long sleeved shirts for the rest of my life - something about pulling skin into my ARMPITS doesn't sit well with me. Call me madcap, but that's how I feel.

After going through all the issues I had with GBS, I don't think I'm going to opt for any plastic surgery. But, when my kneecaps are down by my ankles, I may be singing a different tune.
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