The good candidate for arm lift is the one’s seeking improvement in arm contour and firmness.
Technical aspects of arm lift surgery
This surgery can help people with skin laxity secondary to weight change. 2 incisions are possible: the mini incision hidden in the armpit or the longitudinal one. Excess of tissue are removed and skin is lifted. The surgery is done under general anaesthesia.
Convalescence from arm lift surgery
Dressing is removed in 24-48 hours, and shower is taken unless a drain is left. Wound management as instructed.
Getting ready for arm lift surgery
All patients need to stop smoking, taking blood thinners medications. Nothing to eat and drink before the surgery. The skin needs to be cleaned with antiseptic soap.
Bleeding, infection, wound opening, visible scarring, prolonged swelling in the upper extremity.