Arm Lift – The Surgery
Arm lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The incision is placed on the inside or back of the arm and the length will depend on the degree of correction needed. For more extensive procedures, the incision may extend from the underarm to just above the elbow. For less extensive procedures, the incision may be smaller. Working through the incision, the team of experts at the Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists will tighten and reshape the underlying tissues and removes excess skin before closing the incision. If excess fat is present, it is removed with liposuction techniques.
After Arm Lift: What to Expect
Patients will see immediate improvement after surgery, but results will get better as the bruising and swelling fade. Dressings and bandages may be applied to the arms after surgery along with drainage tubes to collect excess fluid. You may be advised to elevate the arms for the first few days and to wear compression garments. Patients generally find that they can return to work within one to two weeks.
Possible Complications of Arm Lift
As with all surgery, there are potential risks associated with the arm lift and these may include excess scarring, bleeding, infection, adverse anesthesia reactions, poor wound healing, blood clots, numbness and asymmetry. Carefully following your surgeon’s pre- and post-operative instructions can help to minimize your risks.
FAQs about Arm Lift
If you live in the state of New York, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists offers Arm Lift among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.