Arm lift Arm reduction

Weight loss or simple ageing can cause the upper arm to sag, creating an unsightly "bag" of flesh and loose skin.

The aesthetic balance of the upper arms relates to their girth but also to the tension of the skin. More frequently after weight loss but also in association with the ageing process, the skin of the upper arm can become thinner and looser. In addition, the volume of the arm can make it difficult to find tighter fitting clothing that is suitable for the torso, because of the nature of the designs.

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At the time of the consultation it is important to highlight any past medical problems as they may impact on the surgical outcome.

In particular, for patients that have lost weight through the assistance of surgery, understanding the degree of weight loss, possible further weight reduction and the type of surgery that has been used, has also relevance to the plan for treatment.

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The arm lift surgical intervention is an intermediate procedure when it involves skin reduction and can be a relatively small intervention when it involves only liposuction.

In most instances the treatment takes place under a general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with intravenous sedation.

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Following arm lift or arm reduction surgery, several measures are important to ensure a smooth recovery and an optimum result.

The elasticated garment provided at the end of the operation will need to be worn most of the time for the first 3 weeks.

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The general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with intravenous sedation carries small risks in relation to the surgical intervention.

The operation takes approximately one hour or occasionally a little longer if the degree of skin laxity is very important.

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