Are you worry about the sagging contour of your arms? Are you tired of exercise, which does not respond well? Would you like to put an end to your problem?
Arm lift surgery might be your ideal solution for getting rid of drooping skin and getting firmer and flatter shape!
What is an arm lift?
An arm lift is a cosmetic surgery that reshapes your drooping arm by removing excess skin and fat and tightening arm tissue and muscles. Getting older or high weight loss or heredity, whatever the reason for sagging arm contour is, an arm lift can treat it, giving you a youthful arm appearance.
The surgery is carried out under general anesthesia.
What are the techniques used for an arm lift?
· Mini arm lift
A mini arm lift is an appropriate procedure for those who lose a moderate amount of weight due to exercise or diet. It can restore the natural contour of the arm through a small incision made in the armpit area only.
· Extended arm lift
Extended arm lift targets the entire arm, by making an incision begins from underarm to the elbow. It is an ideal procedure for those who have a massive amount of skin due to an extreme weight loss and want to have a firm and smooth arm shape.
Are you the right candidate?
You are a good candidate for arm lift surgery if:
- You are in good health.
- You don’t suffer from certain diseases which might hamper the surgery or impair healing.
- You are an adult with a stable weight.
- You are unhappy with your sagging arms.
- You suffer from “bat wings” appearance.
- You should have realistic expectations for the surgery results.
How should I prepare for arm lift surgery?
Preparing for arm lift surgery is required the following instructions:
- Do the necessary lab tests or medical evaluation prescribed by your doctor.
- Stop smoking for at least one month before the operation.
- Make sure to take the required medications prescribed by your doctor.
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, and herbal supplements, which might increase the bleeding during the operation.
- Stop taking stimulates, such as Arabic coffee and alcohol, before the operation.
- Stay away from blood-thinning food or drinks, which might lead to increase bleeding during and after the operation.
What are the steps of arm lift Surgery?
Arm lift surgery includes the following steps:
· Anesthesia stage
In an arm lift, the patient is given general anesthesia to make him sleep through the surgery, so he will not feel pain at all.
· Making the incision
Generally, for an arm lift, the incision can be made with two types:
- The incision on the inner side of the arm
- The incision on the back of the arm
It begins from the axilla area to above the elbow area. However, in case of moderate conditions which treated by a mini arm lift, the incision is made only in the armpit area.
· Arm lifting
In this stage, the sagging skin and fat are eliminated, and the arm tissue is tightened, giving a smoothed contour or arm.
· Closing the incision
The incision is closed by sutures or stitches.
After the operation, the patient should follow some necessary instructions which ensure fast recovery from the surgery.
- Keep wearing bandages or dressings around your arm to reduce swelling and bruising for a few days.
- It is advisable to take rest up to 2 weeks before going back to normal activities.
- Take the medicines, including the painkillers and antibiotics prescribed by your doctor, to help you control your pain and prevent infection.
- Avoid itching the treatment areas.
- Avoid sports or strenuous activates for six weeks.
- Avoid smoking for five weeks after the operation.
- Stay away from hot or Turkish bath.
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