If you read my last article, you’re probably thinking twice about brachioplasty. And for good reason because arm surgery is no walk in the park. Having your arm cut up is both costly and time consuming. Also keep in mind that your arms could end up looking worst after the surgery because of the lengthy scars.
Once you take everything into account, brachioplasty doesn’t seem so attractive anymore. Here are 3 more things the doctors aren’t telling you:
- The results are permanent. I hate to break it to you, but you’re going to have to read the fine print on this one. Surgery doesn’t teach you how to solve the problem, it simply cuts it away. It’s like putting a band aid on a leaky house—it may work for a short while, but eventually that band aid is going to come off. But don’t take my word for it, according to Richard P. Rand, MD:
“arm skin is very thin and doesn’t have superb elasticity in patients who need arm lifts in the first place. Consequently, retained fat will tend to stretch out the result much more than if the fat has been lost prior to surgery. Weight gain and loss after surgery can also compromise the result significantly by stretching the skin again. Even at its best though, nothing is permanent…”
Notice that if you gain or lose weight after the surgery results will be significantly compromised. Do you really want to be stuck at the same weight you were at during surgery for the rest of your life? What if you go on vacation and gain some weight, or what if decide to lose weight for an upcoming reunion? You’ll be very lucky if the results last over a year.
- Brachioplasty is the quickest way to get rid of flabby arms. Not true. While the surgery itself doesn’t take very long (couple hours), you have to spend months before the surgery losing weight and then months after the surgery in recovery. And with a little bad luck you may even end up with a botched surgery that requires follow up procedures. When you take all this into account, arm surgery becomes the slowest way to get rid of flabby arms, not the quickest. The quickest way to solve the problem is by doing specialized arm workouts and implementing some nutritional trickery. Both of these will change the physical structure of your arms permanently.
- Surgical results are impressive. The market is flooded with cosmetic surgeons ready to collect their bounty. It’s an extremely lucrative field. But even if you have an endless supply of money, there is no guarantee you will get spectacular results. Just look at all the rich Hollywood celebrities that are walking billboards for plastic surgeries gone wrong. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some women that do get good results, but it’s hit or miss. And I know that you’d feel more comfortable knowing that you are going to get a hit and not a miss.
Well, there you have it, three more things to consider when thinking about brachioplasty. It’s a complicated procedure that requires a huge time and money investment, and there’s no guarantee for lasting results. Many women are under the false pretense that it’s an easy procedure. Nothing could be further from the truth!