Arm Lift: The risks related to it


Arm Lift also known as Brachioplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure in which excess fat is removed from under the skin at the under arm region to attain great shape to the arms. It mainly address in reducing the excess skin that droops downwards, tightens and smooths out the tissue and reduces the pockets of fat in the under arm region. An ideal candidate for this procedure is someone with excess fat in the upper arm area, good tone and elasticity in the skin, realistic expectations with the final outcome, in good physical health and free from any diseases.

An arm lift provide some amazing benefits like a trim and more youthful appearance to arms, an increase in self-confidence in better cloths, arms more proportioned to the rest of the body and a more toned arms. Since arm lift is a surgery, it also have risks related it. The risks that are most specific to an arm lift are infection and blood clots. Infections can be prevented by taking antibiotics and the issue of blood clots can be solved by carryout movements like walking, but both these has to be followed only if it is instructed by your surgeon. Other general risks include:

  • Risks due to anesthesia 
  • Poor wound healing
  • Bleeding 
  • Scarring
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Nerve and skin damage

The recovery from an arm lift is relatively a quick process, where the person who has undergone the surgery can resume the normal activities within few weeks after the surgery. Soon after the surgery the treated area would generally be swelled and bruised and during the following days of recovery it will go off by itself. The result of an arm lift procedure is long-lasting and the change can be seen within two to three weeks after the surgery, while to view the final look of the arms it would take up to four weeks, once the swelling is subsided.

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