If you have sagging skin under your arms, arm lift surgery could be the
procedure for you. During this
plastic surgery, which is also known as brachioplasty, excess skin and pockets of fat
are removed so that your arms look more toned. If you’re considering
this procedure, here is a look at what you can expect before, during,
and after the surgery.
Before Your Arm Lift
Before you have an
arm lift, you will have a consultation with Dr Jennifer Geoghegan, who will determine
if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. She will review your
current medications and any conditions you have that could interfere with
the surgery or your recovery. You may need to have blood work or other
lab tests performed. At this stage, it is also important to review your
treatment goals to make sure an arm lift is the right procedure to achieve
the results you want.
During Your Arm Lift
Arm lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. After
you receive anesthesia, Dr Geoghegan will make an incision to remove the
excess skin and fat deposits. Next, she will use internal sutures to tighten
supportive tissue. Finally, the incision is closed with stitches that
will be absorbed by the body during your recovery. In some cases, liposuction
is combined with arm lift surgery to address larger areas of fat.
After Your Arm Lift
Most arm lift patients return home the same day as their surgeries, though
patients with longer procedures may stay in the hospital overnight. You
will have dressings over your incision and your arms may be wrapped in
elastic bandages. Dr Geoghegan will tell you how to change your bandages
and dressings. Most patients can return to work within one to two weeks,
but must avoid strenuous activity for three weeks.
Arm lift surgery is just one cosmetic procedure offered by
Scottsdale plastic surgery practice Oasis Plastic Surgery. Find out how we can help you feel like your best
self with safe and effective surgeries and anti-aging treatments by calling