The arm lifting addresses the sagging skin after significant weight loss or simply occurs with age. It is a very common operation and a good solution for excess skin in the lower part of the upper arms.
Skin can be weak and overstretched because of weight loss or ageing.
Sometimes this skin can even become an obstacle for comfortable movements, but it is mainly for cosmetic reasons that an arm lifting is carried out. The excess skin is removed and the skin tightened. The scar is located in the armpit when excess skin is minimal and on the inner arm in the other cases. The overall anesthesia is recommended but not required if we do not go up in the armpit. Arm liposuction is often performed in complementarity of the lift to remove fatty deposits of the area.
Following the arm lift
The dressing on the wound will need to stay in place for two weeks. After two weeks it will be removed together with the stitches. Arms need to rest for about 4 weeks. After this you can do everything as normal. Even though the greatest care is taken when closing the wound, scars will remain visible. They will become less so, but this can take up to a year. During this time you are advised to protect the scar from the sun.