Arm Lift New Jersey
Many women seek consultation to correct loose skin in their upper arms which causes them embarrassment and prompts them to wear long sleeves. This can be caused by extra fat or most commonly, loose skin, particularly after weight loss. The skin has lost its elasticity and requires an arm lift to tighten it.
What is an Arm Lift?
The arm lift reduces the excess skin and fat resulting in a smoother shape, and a better proportion. The excess tissue is usually removed via an incision that extends from the armpit to the elbow on the inside of the arm. If the excess is localized to the upper 1/4 of the arm, an incision in the axilla may be used. When the problem is primarily caused by fat, liposuction my offer a reasonable alternative. An armlift is performed as an outpatient procedure and typically requires 2-4 hours*.
What is the recovery process?
The length and process of recovery is different for everyone. Swelling is the most common short term issue, and may last for several weeks. There may be some swelling in your hands resulting from gravity and daily use, but this disappears spontaneously. The use of compressive wraps, which may be required for up to 6 weeks, and elevation will help these. There may be bruising and temporary numbness. Infection, fluid collection and asymmetry are uncommon. Over time, the scar from your arm lift fades and becomes lighter, although it will not completely disappear. Generally 2-4 weeks out of work is needed for recovery, but the exact time will depend on the nature of the work you do. Generally, most patients are back to normal 6 months after their arm lift. Dr. Friedlander will provide specific recommendations during your consultation to ensure your best recovery*.
For more details and to find out if you are a candidate for arm lift please contact us to schedule a consultation or call our office at 973-912-9120. You may also use our online consultation tool provided on this page.
* = Results may vary