Toronto Arm LiftArm lift surgery is a body contouring procedure designed to reshape sagging upper arm skin. Arm lift procedure can be combined with other body contouring procedures.
Timing and Approach to Arm LiftArm lift procedures should be considered in patients who have excess loose skin on upper arms, most notable when arms are lifted. This procedure is common in patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. If you have lost weight, you should be at your goal weight at the time of surgery. Any additional weight loss after surgery will only
Recovery after Arm Lift SurgeryYou will be able to go home few hours after surgery. Showering is permitted on the second or third day after surgery. Pain is mild to moderate and is mostly gone within 7 days and is controlled by medications. Swelling, which is mild to moderate and peaks at 2 to 3 days, disappears over the next 6 weeks. There is minimal or no bruising. You can usually resume light activities within the first week, and most activities within 4-6 weeks. You can expect to be out of work for 1-2 weeks, but you will be able to be up and about. You should not lift your arms above your shoulders for 4 weeks.
Results of Arm Lift SurgeryYou will have a tightened and toned contour to your upper arms. You will be more confident and comfortable in clothing, especially short sleeves and tight fitting clothes. You will have a more natural and presentable appearance in the first week that will improve over the next 3 to 6 months.
The Best Candidates For Arm Lift SurgeryThose patients who desire a more youthful appearance by correcting sagging arms skin. Patients with excess and sagging folds of skin after weight loss. Candidates are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection in the way they look. If you're physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.
Complications of Arm Lift SugeryArm Lift is a surgical procedure. Like all surgical procedure, there are general risks that apply to any medical procedure. Please read our information page on potential risks. With regards to Arm Lift, there are special considerations that need to be taken into account. These include asymmetry between the two arms, abnormal scaring, and potential numbness or pain in the arms.
Dr. Martin Jugenburg
Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute
100 Front St West, Toronto, ON, M5J1E3