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Arm Lift Surgery: What to Expect

Kramer, Brachioplasty - ImageArm lift surgery can not only work to restore tightness and tone to the loose, sagging skin hanging around your upper arms, but it can also work to restore your confidence in wearing whatever you want, from that skimpy summer outfit to a sleeveless dress at the holiday party. Dr. Kramer believes that you shouldn’t have to cater your wardrobe to a few trouble spots that can easily be addressed with surgery. So turn your arms from flab to fab this fall with an arm lift in Boise.

Why Should I Choose Arm Lift Surgery?

There are a number of reasons that patients come to Dr. Kramer for an arm lift. Many are unhappy with the appearance of baggy, drooping arm skin, particularly when they’re elevated. The extra tissue not only looks unsightly, but it can also be uncomfortable and tedious. This condition is typically caused by uncontrollable forces like the aging process and gravity. Weight loss, especially a significant amount from surgery, can also lead to a build-up of loose skin.  Unfortunately, this lax tissue doesn’t respond to diet and exercise the way your other tissues do, no matter how hard you’re hitting the gym and the produce aisle.

What’s the Arm Lift Procedure Like?

The arm lift is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes about four hours to complete. After the arms have been fully contoured, the incisions will then be closed with internal sutures and dressings applied to ensure proper healing.

Is an Arm Lift Painful?

Overall, arm lift surgery is a well-tolerated procedure without much pain or downtime. You can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort following the procedure, but those symptoms will usually subside after about a week. You can help the process along by keeping your arms elevated with a pillow, and you can further alleviate any soreness and suffering with pain relievers.

When Will I See Results from an Arm Lift?

One of the best things about this procedure is that you’ll notice results immediately. Most patients see their arms instantly slimmed and contoured, even though the true results won’t yet be realized for several months. That’s because it will still take some time for the internal swelling and inflammation to fully fade.

When Can I Get Back to Normal?

With arm lift surgery, you won’t be forced out of action for too long. Patients can usually shower after the first 48 hours and return to their normal level of activity after two weeks, though more strenuous exertion will be advised against for several more weeks or months, depending on how you’re progressing. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to remove any dressings and to check on your recovery.

Will I Have Scars from Arm Lift Surgery?

While scars are an unavoidable reality of this procedure, they will fade over time. A highly skilled surgeon like Dr. Kramer will make carefully calculated incisions to minimize the appearance of scarring. And most arm lift patients find that the resulting marks are a welcome trade-off for tight, sculpted arms.

Go from Flab to Fab with an Arm Lift in Boise

An arm lift can work wonders for the way you look and feel. If you’d like to learn more about this procedure with Dr. Kramer, please contact our office today to schedule your consultation. He and his experienced team can help answer all of your questions and concerns you may have about this or any of the cosmetic enhancement surgeries we offer.