The arm lift is a surgical procedure that can tighten the skin of the inner arms, after removing the excess.
The arm lift is performed in cases of skin relaxations related to:
• skin aging
• either major chokes (obesity, pregnancy ...)
• a poor skin retraction after liposuction of the arms
The anesthesia of the arm lift is usually general.
The procedure takes 1 hour 30 minutes and hospitalization is 24 to 48 hours.
Typically, the skin is removed in the longitudinal and transverse axis for most effective result.
In some cases, where excess is a minor, the arm lift can be done by a small scar in the armpit. These cases are rare, and the technique is less effective.
Liposuction is systematically associated to reduce fatty infiltration. It helps to reshape the arm, and preserve the noble elements of the thigh (nerves and lymphatic vessels).
The dressing is removed the day after surgery.
It is replaced by the compression garment is to maintain day and night for a month and a half.
Edema (swelling) and bruising ("blue") are habitual during the first weeks after the lift arm On variable importance, they are often asymmetrical and remain 15 to 21 days.
Sometimes pain that are relieved by analgesics.
The result is immediate with disappearance of the skin falling of the arm and a reduction of its circumference in case of liposuction associated.
The final result of the lift arm is seen after 3 months and is very satisfying.