Fluctuations in weight, becoming older and heredity can cause upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be improved through exercise and needs surgical correction. Arm lift surgery can reduce the excess skin and fat in the upper arm area and define the arms.
How the surgery is performed?
This surgery is performed under general anesthesia. During the surgery incisions are made on the undersides of the arms. The length and pattern of the incisions depends on how much skin will be removed. The excess skin in the arm area is then removed and the main supporting tissue forming the shape of the upper arm is tensioned and smoothed. Liposuction of the arms may also be performed, if there is excess fat tissue. Tissues are then tightened and secured with sutures.
- Swelling and bruising can occur 1-2 weeks after surgery;
- Stitches are removed 10-14 days after surgery;
- Scars fully heal and become barely visible in 8-12 months;
- Sunlight on operated areas should be avoided for 6 months after surgery;
- Increased physical activity should be avoided for at least 2-3 months after surgery.