Arm lift is the aesthetic surgical procedure that is required to deal with skin loosening and excess fat on the arms.
Factors that reduce skin elasticity are:
- body weight fluctuations
- the progress of age
The result of reduced skin elasticity is loss of firmness and upper limb taste.
This intervention achieves:
- reshaping of the arms contour
- strengthening and supporting of anatomical structures
- restoring symmetry to the arms
Patients benefit from improved balance of the upper limbs. It is achieved increase of comfort in clothing and self-confidence.
What kind of anesthesia is needed?
In mild cases arm lift is performed with local anesthesia, with or without sedation. Cases with greater degree of loosening require general anesthesia. The duration of the surgery is about 2 hours.
Where are the incisions placed?
In cases of minor skin drooping, the incisions are placed in the armpits. In mild cases there is an extra incision on the inner surface of the arms. In heavier cases, with massive body weight loss, the incision extends also to the side of the chest.
What about after surgery?
Overnight stay at the clinic is not necessary. The use of compression clothes helps in the faster absorption of swellings. The upsetting of the upper limbs accelerates healing. The return to mild work is done after a few days. Physical exercise is allowed after 1 month.
What happens when the arms are thick, without loosening?
In the case of excess fat in the arms with good skin elasticity, the solution is not the arm lift but the liposuction, which has excellent results.
When the arm lift results are evident?
Although the first results are immediately visible, a more complete picture of the results of arm lift is achieved after 2 to 3 months when the swellings are completely subdued.
See also: Liposuction