Patient Stories

Arm Lift Story - submitted by JudyRV

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

My breasts were saggy after having breast fed 3 children. I recently lost 60 pounds and my breast got even saggier. I thought about having a breast lift for sometime, but after losing the weight I decided that I would go ahead with the procedure. I also decided on a mini arm lift. 

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

My family consists of two daughters ages 25 and 18 and a son age 10. My daughters were all for it, they both knew how bad my breasts were especially after my weight loss. As for my son, he was not aware until after the surgery. He asked me why I went through with the procedure. I told him that after having children and breast feeding, some women tend to lose the shape and firmness of their breasts. I explained to him that it happen to me and I felt very uncomfortable. Although he is a young boy he seemed to understand and was okay with my decision.

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

Dr. Kapoor was the doctor that was recommended to me by 1800mySurgeon. On the day of my consultation I was very happy with him. I did see other plastic surgeons, but was not as happy with them as I was with Dr. Kapoor. He is very friendly and has very good manners, which is very important to me. I also had a good experience with his assistant Lizbeth, who was a very attentive, polite young lady.

 

Can you describe your surgery and recovery?

The surgery went well. I was in some pain for the first 3 days, and after that all I would take was extra strength Tylenol if needed. My recovery was good, the only thing that was a bit uncomfortable was using the braziers that were for the arm lift, because they were tight, but within a week I got used to wearing them. In fact, I wore them for 4 weeks. I know that we all heal differently, but I am extremely happy with the way my breast scars have healed. I am also happy with the healing of my arm lift scars.

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

Before you make the final decision, consult several doctors and go with the one that makes you feel the most comfortable. Choose one that has patience and that answers all your questions. Do not feel pressured to make a decision at that moment and do not go with a doctor that asks for a non-refundable deposit.

How do you feel about your result?

I am very happy with my results. If I ever have the need to have another procedure I would definitely select  Dr. Kapoor again.

find out more about this procedure: breast lift