Common Questions About Arm Lift Surgery
- Posted on: Sep 30 2023
Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that patients can undergo to improve the contour of their arms. Dr. Sachin Shridharani removes excess fat and skin during the procedure to create a tighter and smoother appearance.
Patients who are interested in undergoing this surgical procedure often have a lot of questions. Here, we will provide answers to some of their most common ones.
Top Arm Lift Surgery Questions
Is the Recovery Period Painful?
For around one or two weeks after the surgery, your arm will continue to heal. During this period, you may experience swelling, bruising, and soreness. The severity of these symptoms will begin to lessen within a few days after your surgery. When necessary, keeping your arm elevated and using prescribed pain medication can help reduce the pain and discomfort you experience.
Will I Have Visible Scars?
Given that an incision is used to remove extra skin during arm lift surgery, there will be some scarring. However, the incision line will continue to lighten as it heals. Avoiding direct sunlight for at least twelve months following surgery can help to decrease the chances of discoloration.
How Soon Can I Return to Work?
Most patients spend one to two weeks recovering from their surgery. During this time, it is recommended that you refrain from any heavy lifting. Depending on the type of work that you do, you will likely have to take off to recover. Following your post-operative instructions can ensure you have the quickest recovery possible.
When Can I Exercise?
You must take time off your exercise routine as you recover from your injuries. At a follow-up appointment, Dr. Shridharani will discuss when you can resume physical activities in your arm. In most cases, patients must take one to two months off before returning to their regular activities.
See if Arm Lift Surgery Is Right for You
Dr. Sachin Shridharani has extensive experience helping patients across New York City care for excess fat and skin on their arms. If you are struggling with this issue, fill out the contact form online or call 212-508-0000 to schedule an appointment to see if arm lift surgery is right for you.
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