Goodbye Flabby My Old Friend

I can’t believe it’s been 21 days since my arm surgery! I’ve been a very bad blogger 😦 Coming home has been amazing and overwhelming.

The surgery on my arms is called a brachioplasty or arm lift. It removes the excess skin from your upper arms.

I have to say that the pain is less than the liposuction I had in May. It’s different, but not as bad. The first 3.5 days I have NO recall of. The anesthesia used was Valium and Ketamine. The Ketamine causes amnesia and it sure worked for me!

So here is a before and after. This “after pic is Day 12 post op:


And this is a close up of my left arm. There is still some swelling, but I’m very pleased with the results. My surgeon is Dr. Donato Viggiano. He is awesome and I highly recommend him.


How is everyone else doing? I promise to get back on track with posts about Dukan, Consolidation, Paleo and running (which I can’t do until next week) 😦


34 thoughts on “Goodbye Flabby My Old Friend

  1. Wow Sandi! Can I just say you look so YOUNG and fit? Great job! πŸ™‚ Your doctor must be very proud of you … you’re doing everything they ask of you as a patient … and that will guarantee the best results. Way to go!!

  2. Awesome, you can totally see definition in your arms! And enjoy the time with family & friends, don’t worry about us bloggers, we’ll still be here! πŸ™‚

  3. Yea! Way to be a good role model and take care of yourself FIRST. πŸ™‚ I miss hearing your updates. Just because you’re in the US and not China doesn’t mean you don’t have stories to tell! πŸ˜‰ (How do you like that double negative)?

  4. Sandi, I am so happy for you….you look fantastic. Oh no! I just read that you are still living out of a suitcase. I remember that unsettled feeling and hope that you are able to begin sending out some roots; however, I know that you will bloom wherever you are planted (I plagiarized that from somewhere).

    Can’t wait to see you next week.

  5. Hi Sandi! Welcome back !! Your arms look amazing, glad the surgery went well, sounds like you are having a great time back on home territory!

  6. Sandi what an excellent way to take the VERY BEST care of yourself. Hope your housing situation stabilizes asap. You look terrific —natch. All that good living is radiating out of you like a beacon in the night! xo

  7. I’ve missed reading your blog posts but hope your settling in is going well. Living out of a suitcase is no fun . . . just planning what to wear is frustrating!

    You look absolutely marvelous, my dear!

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