Q: Who can benefit from an Arm Lift?
A: Arm Lift surgery is performed on those with large amounts of loose, hanging skin on the upper arm. The goal is to return the body to a more normal appearance after loss of skin elasticity due to extreme weight loss, or age-related changes. Although small amounts of fat can be removed along with your excess skin, an arm lift is not intended to remove significant fat deposits. You should be stabilized at or near your ideal weight before having an Arm lift procedure.
Q: Will I need an additional procedure if I have too much excess fat?
A: In cases where there are significant fat deposits with poor skin elasticity, Dr. Orloff may recommend a combination of liposuction and Arm Lift surgery.
Q: Is there any downtime?
A: Most patients can return to non-strenuous work after 2 weeks. Strenuous work or exercise should not be resumed until at least 4 to 6 weeks have passed. It is important that your incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during this time.