The ability to remove excess skin from your upper arms is wonderful given how uncomfortable that extra skin can be. Its movement can lead to chafing and soreness, and in some cases, it can even make a sound when you move your arms. Arm lifts are designed to eliminate the extra skin and give you better arms. However, the procedure is also the subject of a lot of misconceptions. If you’re thinking about having an arm lift, it’s helpful to sort out the truth from the rumors.
Arm lifts come in a variety of forms. For example, if you have only a little extra skin to remove, the procedure will be very simple, and this often leads to faster healing times. There are other procedures and methods that are more appropriate for removing large amounts of skin and excess fat deposits as well.
Like other surgical procedures, you’ll need to rest afterward and give your body a chance to heal. However, you won’t have to remain immobile. In fact, you may be able to get back to light aerobic activity (e.g., walking) as soon as you feel well enough to do so. You just want to take it easy with very strenuous movements, and you’ll want to follow our team’s instructions regarding healing. It’s like any situation in which you need to heal – give it a rest so that your body can turn its attention to making your procedure a true success.
Keep in mind that there are times when removing the extra skin isn’t enough to give you that definition you wanted. In these cases, if there is extra fat, you may have to have minor liposuction done at the same time as the arm lift procedure. Our surgeon is happy to discuss this option with you.