Patient Stories

Arm Lift Story - submitted by Dagles

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Share your story about why you considered and ultimately had cosmetic surgery.

In May of 2010, I had gastric bypass surgery and I lost 120 pounds in a year. Due to losing so much so fast I had a lot of extra and loose skin. After losing all the weight and still not being happy since I had all the skin I decided to remove it. seemed pointless to get to my weight goal and still not be able to wear a bathing suit and lay out comfortably.

How did your friends and family feel about your decision to have a procedure?

They were excited and happy for me. Though they were scared for the actual surgery and recovery, they knew how happy it would make me and that it was sort of a last stage in my weight lose process. They knew it was necessary.

How did 1800MySurgeon help you through the process of finding a qualified plastic surgeon?

After signing up online at I received an email and call with information on the closest doctor to me. I called the office and made an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Weil for the next day. Everyone was so nice and helpful and consistently followed up with me. I felt very reassured and safe in his hands.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

Surgery was 7 hours long. I don't remember getting home from the surgery center but I did get several calls from the doctor and his staff to check up on me and they made me feel very comforted the entire time.

What advice would you give to another person considering your same procedure?

Do it! It is beyond worth it. Yes it is painful and yes recovery sucks but in the end it is worth all of that. Stay honest with your doctor at all times and don't push yourself. It will only delay your healing.

How do you feel about your result?

Still in the healing stages but I am happy with what I see so far. Nobody is ever going to have q flawless body. But I am happy with my decision and would do it over in a heart beat. I can't wait for the swelling to go done and to be healed so I can really see what my new body looks like.

find out more about this procedure: tummy tuck