Have your upper arms started to lose tone and elasticity? Arm lift surgery can tone those saggy arms and give them a more sculpted look. One of the questions people considering arm lift surgery frequently ask their plastic surgeon is – What is recovery from an arm lift like?
Tighten And Tone Your Arms With An Arm Lift
Dramatic weight loss and aging can cause the skin in the upper arms to become loose and flabby. An arm lift or brachioplasty tightens and tones the upper arms by removing excess skin and fat from the area between the armpit and the elbow.
Different incision methods can be used to perform an arm lift, but the method chosen will depend on the amount of excess skin that needs to be removed. Surgery time ranges from 1-3 hours.
What Is Recovery From An Arm Lift Like?
Recovery after an arm lift typically takes 1-2 weeks. Normal activities can be resumed after 5-10 days, but strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for at least 4 weeks.
After surgery, the arms are wrapped with dressings and a compression garment is applied to help minimize swelling. Depending on the extent of the operation, drains may be placed in the arms to remove excess fluid and blood.
It’s common to have some discomfort during arm lift recovery as there is typically some post-surgery swelling, soreness, and bruising. Therefore, patients should arrange to get some help at home during the first few days of the recovery process.
For optimal recovery, patients are advised to follow the post-surgical instructions of their plastic surgeon.
Are you ready to shape and contour your arms with an arm lift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Brookline, MA or the greater Boston area, Longwood Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.
You can reach them at https://www.lpsmd.com/, or by calling (617) 749-2715.