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Old 04-16-2008, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default Plastic Surgery Article: Bingo Arms

I know we've talked on the board about this before but I thought it was an interesting article:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1879

The fleshy upper arm cruelly dubbed the Bingo Wing has vexed millions of women who have tried hard to disguise this all-too-visible sign of ageing.

Now, salvation could be at hand with a technique called a brachioplasty.

But it is painful and involves hundreds of stitches. Is it worth it? SADIE NICHOLS speaks to Alisha Hussain, 33, a trainee beautician, from Birmingham, with four children aged seven to 15, who dared to go under the knife.

This is Alisha's diary ...
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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That is one surgery I think I might do. I have a lot of loose skin on my arms. I can deal with the tummy, but the upper arms are icky - especially knowing how great my arm muscles have become!
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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I'll have elective plastic surgery the day that surgeons stop saying "Well, you know, all surgeries have some risk."

I'd just never risk a general anethestic and the risk of infection for the sake of better arms, or boobs or whatever.

My 43 year old body is just going to have to do the best it can with what it's got.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:59 PM   #4
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I'll have elective plastic surgery the day that surgeons stop saying "Well, you know, all surgeries have some risk."
I'd just never risk a general anethestic and the risk of infection for the sake of better arms, or boobs or whatever.
I do understand what you're saying, but ...

To me that's like saying "well, I'll get in a car and drive the day that the auto industry says there's no chance my car will ever crash". Life is inherently risky. You put your life at risk every time you step in the bathtub. Every time you get in a car. Every time you walk across the street. Every time you eat food that wasn't grown by your own hand (and even then you could choke to death on your own home grown grape tomato!).

If you get all the information available, properly assess your risk factors, and make an informed decision, surgery can be no more or less risky than any of the things you do daily.

There are no guarantees in life. Be smart, be careful, make informed decisions ... and then enjoy the rest!

And yes, I plan to have at the very least a tummy tuck after I'm doing losing all my weight. 103-ish lbs and I know I"ll need it.

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Old 04-16-2008, 09:11 PM   #5
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Yikes! That scar is a little scary to me! I don't know if I could really handle it, but if my arms didn't shrink I might think about it... weight loss is so complicated, never mind losing weight, but thinking about the skin factor. My goodness!

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Old 04-16-2008, 09:32 PM   #6
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Everything on me shrunk back but my belly. I want to get a tummy tuck someday.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:53 PM   #7
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That is one intense looking scar!

I have thought about cosmetic surgery knowing that chances are I will have excess skin that will not recover (looking at a total weight loss of 140+ pounds and being close to 30) and I have definitely thought of getting my arms done. My stomach and breasts I can live with being droopy and baggy because clothes will fix that, your arms though they are just out there! My "bingo wings" have been my most hated part of my body for awhile now and losing weight hasn't made them better but more the opposite. Everything seems to be improving, my arms just seem to hang even more -LOL-

But the reality of if, the price and the pain (especially the price!)... I figure I have lived with them this long does it really matter? Guess I will just have to wait and see.
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I'll have elective plastic surgery the day that surgeons stop saying "Well, you know, all surgeries have some risk."

I'd just never risk a general anethestic and the risk of infection for the sake of better arms, or boobs or whatever.

My 43 year old body is just going to have to do the best it can with what it's got.
I am with you on that, I'll learn to love my flappy arms. I don't hate them, so now it's just getting used to that look.
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