Significant weight loss may result in loose skin in your arm region causing aesthetic as well as functional concerns, which can be addressed surgically with an arm lift procedure. Aging and genetic factors may also contribute to skin laxity and excess in this region, exacerbating these concerns. An arm lift procedure is designed to tighten and improve the contour of the upper arms, by removing excess skin and tissue as well as reducing localised pockets of fat. It may be performed in conjunction with other body contour procedures such as abdominoplasty or thigh lift procedures.
Reasons for Considering Arm Reduction Surgery
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. As the body recuperates, the patient can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Medication can be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure. The stitches will be removed shortly after the surgery depending on the procedure(s) involved. A supportive garment is worn for several weeks after surgery. While complications are rare, you can minimize the risk of potential problems by carefully following the post-surgical directions given by Dr Goh.