The Arm Lift Procedure
During your arm lift procedure, Dr. Cusimano will first create markings on your elbows, arms, and armpits to guide him during the procedure. Then, anesthesia will be given, and the necessary incisions will be created to remove excess skin and fat. Incisions may be completely hidden within the armpits or extended down the insides of the arms. Liposuction may be used to removes excess fat, and excess skin will be removed. Finally, the skin is smoothed over, and incisions are closed.
What to Expect After an Arm Lift
Following the arm lift procedure, patients will be placed in compression garments, which must be worn during recovery to help reduce swelling and support your new arm contours. Any discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. Swelling and bruising are to be expected, which will gradually subside over the next 10-14 days. Be sure to avoid heavy lifting, contact sports, and jogging for up to six weeks. Dr. Cusimano will provide specific post-op instructions that will help to ensure a quick and safe recovery process.