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Anyone Up On Lipo?

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We recently came into a bit of money, and I am toying with the idea of exploring something I've been dreaming about for years. Yes, liposuction. Kind of embarrassing even saying the word, let alone admitting I think about it, but I have had enormously huge upper arms for many, many years. They are, I believe, deformed looking, because I am slim everywhere else. I am extremely active and have had a regular strength and resistence training program for several years. So, I am muscular...but I have a LOT of fat on my triceps. My mother had exactly the same trouble area. Has anyone had lipo done, or have some knowledge/advice?


Emily

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A couple of my family members have had lipo (one more than once).

You should know that it is extremely painful, and really a temporary solution unless you keep up with working out to maintain the new look the surgery gave you.

One of my family members had lipo on her under arms, and while it looks better than it did, she still has a lot of loose skin and stretch marks there.

I'm by no means against cosmetic surgery; I've had cosmetic surgery myself, but I don't know that I've ever seen any have lipo that truly showed amazing results.

But you should certainly go to doctors and research it if this is something you want to do. If having your arms done will make you feel better, more confident, ect... then go for it!


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Check it out with doctors. The only bad things I have heard about it only happened with "back alley" surgeons. If getting your arms done is something you want to do, then please just make sure you have a good, reputable, licensed doctor.


Dessa

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Hi!

First of all don't be embarrassed, I honestly don't think there is anything wrong with wanting to look our best. I've had a bit of cosmetic surgery (my nose when I was younger and recently my upper eye lids) and my goal is not to try and look 35 but just to look darn good for my age.

I can tell you a bit about lipo because my 2 closest friends had it and I was the person that went with them for the surgey and took care of them. Both had fairly extensive lipo done to their mid area (tummy, hips, rear and one also did the top of the thighs).

Very important in any sort of cosmetic surgery is finding a good doctor. I tend to lean towards board certified Plastic Surgeons but other sorts of doctors do lipo (dermatologists, especially). The very most important is getting a doctor that specialized in the sort of surgery you want, one that does more lipo surgeries then anything else. When it comes to cosmetic work, experience counts and you may have to travel to find the best doc. Its worth it. I'm on a forum for cosmetic surgeries and if you go there they have an entire section on lipo, read back a bit and you will see the names of certain doctors come up again over and over. After you've read back if you have a question post it. Mostly its a very friendly group. The forum is: http://www.yestheyrefake.net/plastic_surge...sage_boards.htm Also I'd interview 3 different doctors about the same surgery and see who you like best.

Now on to the stories of my friends and a bit more info. Actually arms are a bit harder then say a tummy, because depending on your size and the amount of loose skin some times they need to take off that excess skin (each case is different) and there is no where to hide that sort of scaring on your arms, they do put the scar on the underside so its less noticable. However if your skin has good elasticity, if your fairly young, if there isn't too much fat to be removed you can get lipo to that area. I would guess compared to the lipo both of my friends had that just doing the arm area is pretty easy.

Here is why I say that: I flew to Florida for my best friends lipo. We went in the morning and by 3 pm I was bringing her home. She has a lot of lipo and a modified tummy tuck (very tiny scar) and she was drowsey and slept for a few hours after we got home. About 8 pm she woke up and was fine (ie clear headed). She took the pain meds, not because she was in pain but because the doctor told her not to get to the point where the pain is there becasue its easier to head it off at the pass then get rid of it once its there in full force. She said she was feeling pretty good. I fed her some soup and we talked and she went back to sleep. The next morning she got up and was moving around, slowly and bent over but was at least moving. She took the pain meds for 2 days. On the 4th day we went out to dinner! She said the pain/discomfort felt like a serverly pulled muscle.

My second friend had just mid area lipo and like the first friend was knocked out for the surgery. She suffered more from the anesthesia then anything else. She was dizzy from those drugs for about 2 days. On day 5 she went out to lunch with my boyfriend and I!! She tired easily was very black and blue in the mid section but just like my first friend, she said it was pretty sore but not painful.

Both were black and blue, both had a drain in for a couple of days (keeps the swelling down but i'm not sure if they do that for a small area like arms) both took the pain meds for the first few days, both went back to work in less then 7 days. I don't happen to need lipo at this point but after being their nurse for their sugeries I would certainly do it. The certainly didn't suffer and I've got to tell you, both are over 50 and have the flattest stomachs you can imagine!

good luck,

Susan

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That is fabulous info, Susan, thanks! I appreciate the time you took. I'm in Ottawa, and have gotten the name of a plastic surgeon here. I have my checkup with my GP in a month, so I will feel him out. I will get on that forum for sure.


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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