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Plastic and cosmetic surgery

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Arm lift

Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, reduces or removes loose, sagging skin from the upper arm to create a more attractive and toned arm appearance. Arm lifts are best for patients who have lost a large amount of weight. Usually it takes 1 to 2 hours to perform arm lift surgery and is an out-patient procedure. Arm lift results can be long lasting, but subject to changes associated with natural aging process.

Recovery time

Significant healing should be seen in about 10-14 days; After the arm lift, recovery from swelling can take 3-6 months to fully fade. Sutures are usually removed 2-3 weeks after surgery.
Because the incision stretches almost from elbow to underarm, scars will always be evident, but will fade almost completely in 6 months to 2 years of surgery. After the arm lift, pain and discomfort will occur in moderate levels, and may persist for several days. This pain is easily controlled with standard pain medication. For an arm lift, the anesthesia used is usually general, or in some cases, local anesthesia with sedation.