Day 8 post op. Will my arms tighten up? Get smaller? Still feel kind of droopy. (Photo)
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Recovery from arm lift
Congratulations on your surgery! At only 8 days post op you are still very early in the recovery process. You are still swollen and your tissues are still healing. You can expect changes to continue as you heal. I know it's hard to be patient, but that is the best thing to do. Follow your surgeon's instructions and keep all follow up appointments.
All the best,
Whats the scoop on the droop?
After surgery, the surgical site usually swells and remains that way for quite some time. It can take months for swelling to go down. I tell my patients that as time goes on their result will get better and better as the swelling goes down. That being said, I although the pictures are helpful, I cant give you a completely accurate answer without being able to evaluate you in person. I would need to assess your skin quality and laxity.
I typically combine liposuction and arm lift together. I feel like this can give one better contours and a better result. Also, with liposuctioning the remaining portion of the arm you can get some extra skin shrinkage/tightening.
You should definitely bring up your concerns with your plastic surgeon and see what his opinion/recommendations are. Wish you all the best in your recovery!
Ankur Mehta MD
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Arm lift - is the result ok?
- Your photos suggest you are getting a very nice result.
- At 8 days, you are still swollen -
- Just be patient, wear your arms wrapped if your surgeon recommends it and give your body time to reveal your final result.
- It should steadily look better with time.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Day 8 post op. Will my arms tighten up? Get smaller? Still feel kind of droopy
Day 8 post op. Will my arms tighten up? Get smaller?
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