Just as in a thighs, after losing weight in the arms, tension and firmness can be lost as well which can lead to people avoiding wearing short sleeves or tank tops. This is especially problematic in the Costa del Sol and sunny regions in general, where the weather is amazing all year long, which calls for light clothing in which the arms are visible. On the other hand, flaccidity in the arms can often times have an affect on the quality of life of those who actively work with their arms, due to uncomfortable movements in the excess skin. CBC Surgery Institute can correct this problem through arm lift surgery in order to remove excess skin and fat, generally done with minimal scars. Depending on the extension of the flaccidity, the procedure can be performed with scars that are hidden in the underarm area, or on the internal part of the arms. After the arm lift, patients generally have a comfortable recovery due to the fact that it is not a very painful surgery, and they are able to show off a much more improved aspect of the arms just after surgery. The arm lift procedure is a technique easily combined with others, but it’s best to get a personalised evaluation for specific recommendations. Don’t let the flaccidity in your arms make your work difficult, nor avoid wearing those fun summer clothes you’ve always wanted to wear. Request your free consultation now through our online form or by phone, and we will be happy to help you achieve your goals.
The lifting or stretching of the arms is mainly performed to correct the flaccidity of the skin in the upper or internal parts of the arms. In cases in which there is also localized fat, a liposuction can be performed as well. Isolated liposuction would only result in an alternative treatment in the event the localized fat was the only issue, and there is no sagging of the skin present, together with a well-toned, elastic quality to the skin in that region. At the same time, depending on the grade of flaccidity (sagging), the stretching doesn’t have to be limited to the upper part of the arm, making it necessary in which case to perform the procedure by way of vertical scars on the internal part of the arm. In the most habitual way to perform the surgery, an incision is made in the underarm region, making it virtually unnoticeable. Depending on the degree of flaccidity, will result in a shorter or longer scar from the most minimal line to one extending all the way to the elbow. The stiches are usually internal and reabsorbible, so they usually do not have to be removed.
The operation is done under general anesthesia or sedation: lasting from one to two hours, depending on the case. Under normal conditions, the patient is released after 24 hours.
Discomfort and tension can be experienced after surgery, which are easily controlable with the right medication . The initial bangade is usually a presstherapy garment used to maintain the compression. It is highly recommended that the patient use compression/suspension garments for two to three months. The elastic compression bandage is usually used in the postop procedure to control bleeding and inflammation. In this regard, it can result to be very useful to implement manual lynfatic drainage 48 hours after surgery. On occasion, there is a temporary decrease in sensitivity on the inside part of the arm due to the affectation of the sensitive nerves; it is almost always temporary but in some rare cases it can result in being permanent.