The main objectives of an arm lift include the following:
Some of the primary reasons for sagging or drooping upper arms are extreme weight fluctuations, heredity, and aging. And it is typically difficult to correct this condition through diet and exercise. Hence an arm lift serves as an effective solution.
Dr. Feldmar has sufficient experience in arm lift surgeries and has helped several candidates achieve the toned arm appearance they had originally envisioned.
An arm lift procedure typically involves the surgeon creating markings on the patient’s arms, armpits, and elbows. The decision regarding the length, direction, and the location of the incisions are dependent on the preferred type of arm lift. The surgery is usually performed under the effect of general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, whichever is recommended by the surgeon (and according to the comfort of the patient).
Most arm lift patients rest for almost a week before resuming work after the surgery. In order to aid healing and recovery, your cosmetic surgeon will likely suggest wearing a special compression garment. This helps in minimizing swelling and also offers support to the arm tissues. The incisions are usually covered in dressing after the arm lift surgery. You will find that most of the stitches end up dissolving, except the ones which aren’t self-absorbing. The latter may be removed in a week or so.
To fasten your recovery after an arm lift, allow the arms to rest in an elevated position and avoid lifting any heavy objects for a couple of weeks following the surgery. It is natural to experience some amount of soreness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, and redness during the healing period. Your surgeon may prescribe certain pain medications to reduce the temporary discomfort in the initial days of recovery.
After the arm lift surgery, you would likely be able to notice tighter and smoother arm contours almost immediately. The little bruising and swelling might obscure the initial results in most cases. Arm lift surgery results are usually long-lasting, though you would need to maintain a steady weight by following a healthy, well-balanced diet and through routine exercise. Also, with gradual aging, you may naturally lose a bit of the firmness and smoothness that was originally restored through surgery. Even then, the majority of the surgery improvements will be fairly permanent.
Dr. Feldmar schedules an initial consultation with each arm lift candidate prior to the surgery. During this appointment, you would have the chance to talk about your specific cosmetic goals and also ask all kinds of questions that you may have about the arm lift procedure. This consultation will give the surgeon an opportunity to thoroughly evaluate your candidacy for the arm lift surgery. It will also involve an assessment of your medical history and existing health status.
Hence, patients are usually advised to be prepared to answer some basic questions in this area. Some examples of these questions include the following: