Patient Stories

Arm Lift Story - submitted by Sharon

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

Around 10 years ago I lost 120 pounds, as the weight came off a ponch appeared under my arms. It was enormous. I tried everything nothing would help make it smaller, it was just empty skin. I was tired of wearing long sleeves to hide my upper arms. My husband finally tried of my cries agreed to the surgery.

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

Everyone knew how embarrassed I was and so the family was very supportive. I did not tell too many friends only because I had made up my mind and did not want any negative talk. My daughter was my biggest hero..she understood how I felt and helped me explain to my husband how important this surgery was to me and my self esteem.

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

I did not know of any doctors that do this kind of operation. So I looked up 1800mysurgeon. And I found Dr. Bottger. As it turns out after I had meet and liked the doctor, I found several people in my area who know of him and only had great things to say, which made me feel great.

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The surgery went smoothly..no problems. The nurses were wonderful. My arms were painful ( what surgery isn't ) for several days. But I could use them right away. It has been three weeks and they look wonderful. I can't wait for the summer....strapless shirts here I come!!!!!! :)

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

Just be sure this is as in any elective surgery what you really want to do. No going back! I know I made the right decision. I am so happy that I did this but everyone is different. I knew I did not want to walk around with long sleeves the rest of my life.

How do you feel about your result?

So far they look great. They are still healing. I have scabs and red marks but I love my arms. They are thin!!!!!! My family can't believe how great they look after only three weeks. Thank you Dr. Bottger

find out more about this procedure: arm lift