FAQ - Brachioplasty
Brachioplasty surgery or arm lift can be combined with liposuction of the arms or other cosmetic surgeries. Generally, brachioplasty is done in 2 hours. You can resume your normal activities (with certain restrictions) after a few days. Our arm lift procedures in Montreal are performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
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The best candidates for the arm lift are the people with the inner skin of the upper arms mos, flaccid, sagging. The change of the skin is often due to the natural aging of the skin with gravity, a significant weight loss or genetics. It is also important to be in good health and have a stable weight. If you are considering losing weight it is strongly recommended to wait until you have your healthy weight before undergoing an arm lift.
The time of arm lift usually lasts 2 to 3 hours depending on the complexity of the surgery. However, it takes half a day at the surgery center. You do not go out immediately after the surgery. Cosmetic surgeries start very early in the morning, so chances are you can go home early in the afternoon.
The result of the arm lift is appreciated within 6 to 12 months after surgery. Most often, good correction of fatty infiltration and loosening of the skin is observed, which clearly improves the morphology of the arms. The improvement on the functional level is also very good. The goal of this surgery is to improve, not to achieve perfection. If your wishes are realistic, the result should give you great satisfaction. It is nevertheless a delicate surgery for which the greatest rigor does not in any way protect a number of imperfections or complications.
The exit will usually take place on the day of brachioplasty. It is important that someone picks you up at the surgery center and stays with you for the first 24 hours or so. With surgeries starting early in the morning, you can probably return home in the afternoon. You can not come alone or by taxi. It is also quite possible to spend the night at the surgery center, there is no contraindication, however, the costs will be at your expense.
Any intense sports activity is prohibited for at least 4 to 6 weeks to ensure optimal healing and avoid any risk of complications. Depending on your healing speed, it may be that after 4 weeks Dr. Lee gives you the green light to gradually resume your exercises. If you have a question about physical activity, be sure to ask Dr. Chen Lee during your follow-up.
We recommend a 2 weeks work stoppage. Recovery is different for everyone. In general, most women can get up and walk alone the day after the surgery. However, it is important to avoid most of your usual activities such as cooking, cleaning, carrying weight (groceries or children) and driving for 7 to 14 days.
As with a large number of surgical procedures, the arm lift includes certain risks and/or complications. The procedure can cause the appearance of bruising (blue) and edema that will regress, spontaneously, after 10 to 20 days. Not very painful, in general, the intervention can cause genes limited to some phenomena of tightness and slenderness that can be treated by the usual analgesics.