The lifting of arms procedure usually takes one to two hours and is thus generally an outpatient procedure. However, it may take longer depending on the extent of the surgery itself. In other words, some procedures require additional endeavors such as liposuction that has to be done at the same time.
The surgeon will make an incision usually on the inside of your arm. In some cases, the incision is formed on the back of your arm. As far as the incision size goes, it can span from the underarm to above the elbow, depending on the amount of excess skin that requires removal. People who have lost a significant amount of weight may need a longer incision.
The recovery may cause some side effects such as swelling, bruising, scarring, and seromas. However, those are all to be expected and are mostly mitigated with medications and rest. You may also experience mild discomfort during the recovery phase due to swelling and bruising, but that can also be solved by elevating your arms with pillows to alleviate and reduce some swelling and bruising.
The results of arm lifting are usually long-lasting, as long as you retain your weight and refrain from gaining more suddenly. It’s realistic to expect to lose some of the elasticity and firmness as you age, but that’s completely normal.
Many people who underwent arm surgery usually consider other body augmentations, and if you’re one of those people, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our surgeon!