An arm lift is a cosmetic surgery designed to remove excess skin and fat from your upper arm. It is also known as an upper arm lift or Brachioplasty and can improve the shape of your arms by removing excess fat and tightening loose skin.
How is the arm lift procedure done?
You will be given a general anesthetic and the surgeon will make an incision around your arm. Any excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened with sutures. The incision is closed with dissolvable stitches, which are usually absorbed by your body in a few weeks. You staying overnight in the hospital after surgery.
How long does it take to recover from an arm lift?
The recovery time for an arm lift is about one week. You should be able to return to work after a week, though you may need more time if you have a physically demanding job. You should plan for two weeks off work following your surgery. It takes about this long before you start feeling normal again and can go back into regular activities such as driving or heavy lifting (e.g., carrying shopping bags).
Will I have scars after an arm lift?
The surgeon will determine how much of the scarring will be permanent, but this depends on the type of surgery. In general, however, an arm lift does not require a large incision; therefore there is little risk of noticeable scarring. Scarring is not always bad; some people feel it gives them more motivation to stay fit and healthy because they want to keep their skin tight and smooth. Others prefer to get rid of any unsightly scars as quickly as possible after having a procedure done by an experienced cosmetic surgeon. The choice is yours!