An upper arm lift is a surgical procedure that alters the shape of your upper arm by removing fat and tightening loose skin. The natural aging process or the loss of a lot of weight may cause this annoying extra fat and skin to appear on your upper arms. If you wish to correct this on your arms, then you should consider getting an upper arm lift.
Nobody wants to have something resembling a bat wing hanging under their upper arm, which is why upper arm lifts have become such a popular procedure. Even if you exercise every day, it is nearly impossible to get rid of excess fat and skin on the upper arms. The perfect candidate for an upper arm lift surgery has to be committed to a healthy lifestyle, maintain a stable weight and not have any serious medical conditions.
An upper arm lift requires either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Once you are completely comfortable, the excess fat and skin can be removed from your upper arms. If you have a lot of fat in your upper arms, then liposuction may be used in order to remove the proper amount of fat. Once the excess fat and skin has been removed, the skin on your upper arms will be smoothed and contoured.
You will be able to go home shortly after the procedure is completed. You will be required to have a friend or family member drive you home because you will have limited movement of your arms. It is also recommended that you have someone stay with you the first night after surgery.
You will likely be told to wear dressings or compression stockings on your arms for at least three days after the surgery to encourage healing. Keeping your arms elevated with pillows will also help the healing process. You should try to walk around your house as much as possible, but you will need to avoid any strenuous activity during the recovery process.
Most people can start driving and return to work after two weeks of healing. You should be completely healed from the upper arm lift procedure after six weeks. You can return to your normal activities at this time. Of course, the healing period is different for everyone.
During a consultation at Hanemann Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge, you can get all the facts about an upper arm lift, including whether you are a candidate for the procedure. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.