The skin under the upper arms can sag and lose its elasticity over time. Usually this is very evident and bothersome as a result of major changes in weight or body mass, and often this sagging skin is stubborn and will not improve through exercise alone.
What to Expect After Arm Lift Surgery
Following arm lift plastic surgery, the arm should be kept elevated to help control swelling and promote circulation. Patients will experience a slow return of normal function. Arm and hand strength, specifically, will be weak for the first several weeks as the internal tissues heal.
It’s important that patients understand scarring is a part of this procedure. It is recommended that patients avoid excessive sun exposure during the first year to protect the incisions from any additional discoloration. Most patients believe the scars are a small and reasonable trade-off for a new, shapelier arm. We will also discuss scar care to help assist in the healing process.