Arm Lift Pittsburgh
Brachioplasty, or an arm lift, can contour and smooth loose skin around the upper arm. Depending on the desired effect, the arm lift plastic surgery procedure can incorporate a well-concealed underarm scar for moderate contouring, or, for more dramatic results, a longer incision can be made from the elbow to the underarm. This reduces the visibility of saggy skin both horizontally and vertically.
About Arm Lift
Arm Lift Candidates
People who are physically fit with no cigarette-smoking habits are ideal candidates for arm lift surgery. Brachioplasty surgery is not indicated for people who have medical conditions that make recovery difficult. The best candidates have substantial arm-skin laxity. It is critical that you have a positive attitude and realistic expectations before getting an arm lift.
The Arm Lift Consultation
During your arm lift consultation, you will discuss your surgical goals, concerns, and expectations with Dr. Pautler. It is important to talk about previous surgeries, your current medications, and any drug allergies.
Dr. Pautler will perform a health examination and discuss your treatment options, potential complications, and potential surgical outcomes with you. During the appointment, you will also be briefed about the steps involved in the procedure.
The Arm Lift Procedure
During the arm lift, general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation will be administered. Dr. Pautler will make precise incisions in the bottom or inner side of the arm. The amount of skin to be removed will influence the length of these incisions.
Through the incisions, the underlying tissues can be accessed and tightened. Liposuction will be used to remove excess fat, and scalpel excision will be used to remove excess skin. The remaining skin will be redraped over the new contours of the arm, Following surgery, all incisions will be closed with stitches.
Arm Lift Recovery
Everyone’s healing time after an arm lift is different. Recovery depends on your overall health. The recuperation time for an arm lift is usually one to two weeks. It is critical to follow Dr. Pautler’s post-operative instructions for a faster recovery. Get lots of rest and avoid strenuous activities such as bearing weight or lifting above your head after an arm lift procedure.
The majority of patients report moderate pain in the days following their arm lift procedure, which can be controlled with prescription or over-the-counter medications as directed. It’s natural to feel weak in your arms and hands at first. Expect your arms to be bandaged and wrapped following surgery, which will limit your range of motion and the movements you can perform.
Arm Lift Cost
The overall price of an arm lift surgery may be impacted by anesthesia expenses, facility costs, prescription drugs, post-surgical garments, medical testing, and the surgeon’s fee.
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