Upper Arm Lift at a Glance
The arm lift procedure is fairly straightforward: an incision is made and underlying tissues are tightened with internal sutures. If there are pockets of excess fat, they may be excised or removed via liposuction. The location and shape of the incision will depend on your body shape as well as the amount of tissue in need of tightening. The results of your arm lift are almost immediate, though some bruising and swelling are expected during recovery.
Length of surgery: 2-3 hours
Length of recovery: Return to work in approximately 2-3 weeks, 10 lb lifting restriction for 4 weeks.
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Frequently Asked Questions
In most cases, this surgery yields permanent results. However, regaining weight can alter results, and minor loosening of skin is natural with age.
Although everyone has a different pain threshold, most patients report only mild discomfort shortly after the procedure.
Every patient is different and has different needs, but liposuction might be needed if there is excess fat that would otherwise affect the desired contour of the arm.