An arm lift surgery, also known medically as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure which removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms. It is often done in conjunction with some other procedures such as a breast lift or tummy tuck. Recovery from an arm lift surgery will vary from person to person, but there are some general things you can expect. Dr. Rachel Walker of Dallas, TX can work with you to help you understand the healing and recovery process following this and other plastic surgeries available at her practice.
What to expect after the arm lift procedure
- Immediately following your surgery, you will likely feel groggy from the anesthesia. You are taken to a recovery room, where you will be monitored for any complications. Once you are awake and stabilized, you can return home.
- You need someone to transport you home and assist you around the house for the first few days after your surgery. Your arms will be bandaged, and you need to wear a compression garment. You will need to keep your arms elevated as much as possible to reduce swelling.
- You will likely have some pain and discomfort after your surgery. Dr. Rachel Walker will prescribe pain medication to help you manage this. You might also have some bruising and swelling. This is normal and will gradually resolve over the next few weeks.
- You also need to take it easy for the first week or two after your surgery. Avoid any strenuous activities and avoid lifting heavy objects.
- After the first week, you can slowly resume your normal activities. It is critical to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard. You will likely need several weeks before you feel back to your old self and may have to take time off work, school, and certain social events until you are ready.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about your recovery, be sure to contact Dr. Rachel Walker of the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas. She will be able to give you specific instructions and answer any questions you may have.
How do I find out more about the arm lift surgery?
If you are located in the Dallas, TX, area and are considering brachioplasty, connect with Dr. Rachel Walker and her team of the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas at 972-661-5077 to request an appointment at her office.