During an arm lift, excess skin from the back of the arm, all the way from the shoulder to the elbow, is removed.
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Conditions Treated with an Arm Lift:
An arm lift is performed in cases of sagging skin, or after severe weight loss that results in sagging skin.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to an arm lift.
Anesthesia with an Arm Lift:
An arm lift can be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure. It can also be performed with local anesthesia and sedation.
Potential Complications from an Arm Lift:
Possible risks following an arm lift include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible to experience swelling, bruising, scarring and discolored skin. In some cases, the arms are asymmetrical when both are lifted.
Prognosis after an Arm Lift:
The prognosis for a positive end result following an arm lift is good.
Recovery from an Arm Lift:
The total recovery time after an arm lift is three to six months.