How Painful Is An Arm Lift?
An arm lift surgery—also known as a brachioplasty—removes extra skin and fat from the arms. Often performed on people who have experienced major weight loss or seen extensive skin sagging due to aging, an arm lift can help restore youthful and proportionate looking arms. Let’s look into a frequently asked question, “How painful is an arm lift?”
Arm lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Thus, patients do not feel anything during the procedure itself. Afterward, there is some level of expected post-operative pain and discomfort. Dr. Jonov will prescribe pain medication to help make your recovery easier and less painful.
Overall, patients find an arm lift recovery bearable. Major pain should subside within a week, usually sooner. Occasional discomfort and pain are normal for a few weeks as you continue to heal, but it is typically managed with Tylenol. Patients often return to work in about one to two weeks.
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Colloquially referred to as “bat wings”, this arm appearance can occur due to many factors such as aging, weight loss, and weight gain. Since an arm lift can achieve thinner, better proportioned arms, many patients become interested in the results of an arm lift. One of the most commonly asked questions is, “Does arm lift surgery leave scars?”
Arm lift surgery does leave scars. One of the realities of arm lift surgery is that scars are not as easy to hide as those from other plastic surgeries like breast augmentation or tummy tuck. Arm lift scars usually are on the back or inside of the arms. Not often visible at first glance, the scars are not always immediately obvious.
Luckily, not every patient will develop noticeable scars. There are also many ways you can minimize the look of scarring during healing. Also, caring for your scars and keeping them protected from the sun and elements during healing can aid healing. Additionally, Dr. Jonov will make every effort to keep scars as thin, short, and inconspicuous as possible.
For many patients, arm lift scars are worth it and they find themselves happier with their new arms following surgery. Dr. Jonov can advise you on your options for achieving the arms you want. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online using our chat, contact form, or Price Simulator™.