Arm Lift

Age and large weight loss can unfortunately lead to sagging tissue on the upper arm which shows as a bag of flesh on the lower side of the upper arm when the arm is extended outward (commonly known in the UK as Bingo Wings or Bat Wings).

This minor defect can be corrected by removing skin and subcutaneous tissue. At your consultation we will also discuss the possible option of laser-lipolysis as an alternative to arm lift surgery. This will depend upon your skin type and the extent of skin redundancy. The laser-lipolysis procedure in certain cases can remove excess fat and tighten the skin. It also has the added benefit of minimal scarring.

What does Arm Lift Surgery Involve?

Surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and the procedure takes 1 to 2 hours. Normally the patient is hospitalised for 1 to 2 days. Post-operative discomfort is minimal.

What can I expect from an Arm lift?

Your expectations need to be realistic. Most patients are pleased with the outcome and find they can wear the clothes they want, especially short sleeved tops. In most cases this procedure gives patients new-found confidence.

What will happen in the recovery period?

Bruising and swelling are to be expected as well as a tight feeling in the arms. It is also recommended to you wear a compression support garment for few weeks to reduce swelling and will need to take antibiotics to prevent infection. Most of the swelling will disappear after 3 weeks. You should avoid strenuous activity for 1 month.

What is the recovery time from Arm Lift surgery?

Depending on the individual patient recovery times will vary. Most patients are able to go back to work 2 to 3 weeks after surgery and 4 to 5 post-operative check up visits to the practice are required.

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