After surgery your arm will be covered with a compression garment designed to hold them in shape whilst the newly sculpted skin heals to the tissue beneath. We advise the use of a pressure garment for at least 6-8 weeks after your operation.

You will have stitches, possibly with a drain inserted to help the skin and underlying tissue heal. Some of these stitches will absorb, and some may have to be removed by your surgeon during a follow-up visit. You will be required to spend the night in the hospital and specific post-operative instructions will be given to you prior to your discharge.

Following the procedure you may feel some discomfort as there may be some swelling, bruising and stiffness that will usually take 2 to 4 weeks to subside.

You should avoid strenuous physical activity for about a month after the procedure and avoid any contact sports or activities that might cause trauma to the area.

You will see a noticeable difference in the appearance and contour of your arm relatively soon after surgery. Improvement will become evident gradually as the swelling subsides.

The vast majority of our patients are happy with the results and would recommend us to their family and friends.

You should expect some permanent scarring following an arm lift although the surgeon will seek to hide the incision line within the natural contours of your arms and/or armpits. Scars will fade over time but they may still be visible, particularly when you lift your arms.

If scarring is a concern for you we recommend Mesotherapy or Medical Microneedling or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. The best treatment option for you will be discussed with your surgeon.


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