I'm thinking about an arm lift and just wondering what to expect. What's the recovery like after the arm lift? What can I expect in terms of downtime and scarring?
Arm Lift Recovery
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Arm Lift Recovery
This is a very satifying surgery and has a short recovery for the gains you get. Most of my patients need about 2-3 days of recovery and are back at work as long as it is a desk job at about 3-5 days.
Arm movement at the shoulder is restricted for the first 4 weeks. After that there are no restrictions.
Arm Lift Recovery
What I tell my patients always is if you follow the indications properly especially the first week everything should go smoothly from there. The indications I recommend to my patients to follow are , to limit yourself to minimal activities at least for 10 days and no lifting heavy object for a month. As for driving approximately 10 days also. The use of the bandages or garment is very important this is to prevent serious complications like hematomas, seromas inflammatory liquid that could accumulate. Some stitches will be removed in 10 days after the surgery, others are not necessary. The scar tends to diminish in 6 months. I recommend this surgery it has a amazing results and patients leave very satisfied.
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Recovery After Arm Lift Surgery
A brachioplasty is essentially an upper arm lift. In this procedure, the excess hanging skin and fat in the upper arm is removed. Its the procedure used to correct the common "bat wing" of skin that manifests in patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. Most of my patients are able to get back to a desk job 5-7 days after surgery. However, I recommend no heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 3-4 weeks. If an upper trunk lift is involved, I may recommend holding off working out (heavy lifting/strenuous activity) for 5-6 weeks. I generally recommend compression garments for about 3-4 weeks after surgery.
Arm lift recovery
recovery is slightly difficult because it affect both upper arm.
patient feel tightness.
they experience discomfort the first 2 weeks.
off work for 2 weeks.
Arm lift recovery expectations
Recovery of an arm lift (brachioplasty)
The link below shows a fully healed brachioplasty (arm lift).
Brachioplasty (arm lift) recovery
Downtime for armlift
Recovery Time Following Brachioplasty
Brachioplasty recovery varies from patient to patient and depends on a variety of factors including the type of procedure performed, the patients wound healing characteristics and the patients overall health.
The vast majority of patients are able to resume normal activities in 2 to 3 weeks following surgery. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least 6 to 8 weeks following this procedure.
In the immediate post-operative period drains and compression garments are utilized. Drains are typically removed in about a week, but compression wraps are left in place for about 3 weeks.
Wound healing varies from patient to patient and is an important issue because incision sites are hard to hide with this procedure. Under these circumstances the wound healing characteristics of the patient are extremely important because scars are often visible following surgery. For this reason, wound care is extremely important following brachioplasty surgery. If you’re considering brachioplasty, it’s important to discuss after care with your plastic surgeon before proceeding with surgery.
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