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Allison’s Story

Allison, a patient from Bella Vou

Allison's Story

Age: 47
Location: Kent
Treatment(s): Arm Lift

“My husband couldn’t believe his eyes when he took me shopping and I bought a sleeveless top, which would have been unthinkable before my surgery!”

Allison before her Arm Lift Allison two months after her Arm Lift

What motivated you to consider Arm Lift?

My drooping bingo wings have been a source of great distress for me ever since the birth of my eldest son a decade ago. After my first pregnancy, and indeed with all three pregnancies that followed, I put a lot of weight on.

While I was able to lose my baby weight from most of my body, the tops of my arms remained stubbornly flabby despite regular exercise and dieting. I'm not a vain person but I've been really depressed about my arms for many years.

My flappy 'bat arms' were really difficult to hide and it's always had a great impact on my self-esteem and my ability to enjoy things that many people would take for granted. I didn't like going shopping and had to buy clothes that fitted my arms rather than my body. I wouldn't wear sleeveless tops, go swimming or even wave to friends, as my arms would jiggle about so much – it made me so anxious.

It got to the stage where my arms would make me feel sick every time I looked in the mirror. I decided arm lift surgery was the only way I was going to achieve the slender upper arms that I desired.

I did plenty of research into the procedure and surgeons who specialise in arm lifts – I wanted to make sure I had as much information to hand as possible. During my research I came across Amir Nakhdjevani and Bella Vou; I watched videos of Amir on YouTube, read reviews by people in a similar situation to myself, and I was very impressed and encouraged by what I saw.

I decided to book a consultation with Amir to discuss my options in more detail and I'm so glad I did! Amir is such a reassuring surgeon, from the moment I stepped into his office he was courteous and professional, but he was clearly confident in his abilities and he was sure he could do something to dramatically improve the appearance of my arms.

The most reassuring thing was to hear that I was not alone, that there was a surgical procedure that could correct the problem and that it was OK and perfectly understandable for me to want to do something about it. Amir was also very honest about the surgery, and took time to explain the scarring and recovery times that I should expect. After talking things through with Amir he asked me to think things over and after a couple of weeks' contemplation I decided to book in for the surgery.

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