An upper arm lift, or brachioplasty, reshapes the upper arm to tighten loose skin and remove fat that often creates a “bat wing” appearance under the arm. Removing the excess skin caused by weight loss or natural aging can tighten loose skin that extends from the underarm area to the elbow; liposuction is sometimes used in combination to achieve the best results.
If any of the following describe you, a facelift is an option to consider: • If your weight is normal, but you feel your shape is marred by underarm laxity • If you have lost a massive amount of weight and are left with excess upper-arm skin and fat that may resemble bat wings • You have redundant underarm skin that remains a problem and does not improve with exercise • If you are willing to accept a scar in exchange for shapelier arms
You can expect swelling, bruising, tightness and some pain after your procedure. You will have compression garments that will need to be worn for a minimum of 6-8 weeks. We strongly encourage 14 days of downtime to recover. You will have lifting restrictions for 6 weeks.
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You will need to wait to swim or take bath for at least 6 weeks after surgery. We don’t incisions submerged in water until they are completely healed to minimize the risk of unnecessary infections.
Do not drive for at least 5-7 days following your surgery or within 24 hours of taking prescription pain medication.
Beginning 48 hours after surgery, you may shower and clean wounds and drain ports with a mild, moisturizing soap. Gently wash directly over the steri‐strips. Refrain from harsh or vigorous scrubbing. It may be wise to have someone close by during the first few showers, or a shower chair, after your surgery in case you feel faint.
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