Many patients who have a significant amount of weight to lose opt for a bariatric surgery procedure such as gastric sleeve surgery or lap band surgery. These methods involve surgically reducing the size of the stomach. After undergoing bariatric surgery, patients can practice portion control and achieve massive weight loss in a short period. Often, a post-bariatric surgery patient’s skin does not have enough elasticity to snap back into place after the fat tissue that stretched it out is lost; therefore, they are left with sagging skin throughout the body, especially in the upper arms.
We all know that aging can cause a lot of changes to the body, especially the skin. Over time, the skin becomes more slack, transparent, and fragile. A person’s genetics, diet, exercise regimen, habits, and lifestyle will affect the rate at which the skin becomes weaker and loses elasticity, and some people show signs of aging sooner than others. Sagging skin causes wrinkles and bulges in the upper arms that can be seen even through clothing. When the excess skin is removed and tightened during arm lift surgery, patients can achieve a reduction in the signs of aging in their upper arms.
A person can be as healthy as they can by following a nutritious diet and vigorous exercise regimen, but sometimes they still cannot tone or shape their arms. Often, the underarm area is not easy to target, and many people who have problems toning and shaping this area may only be able to do so with surgery. Arm lift surgery can tone and tighten, providing more definition and better-contoured upper arms.
After arm lift surgery, patients will experience some minor swelling and bruising, but this will gradually resolve over the next few days. The arms will be wrapped for the first few days, and surgical drains may be placed. Patients can return home following the procedure but should have a designated person to drive and care for them for the first 24 to 48 hours. During the first week, patients should avoid strenuous activities; light walking is the only safe activity patients are cleared to do. Within a month, more active exercises such as riding a stationary bike can be started. By six weeks, patients should be able to resume their normal level of activity.
All surgeries create scars in varying shapes and sizes. Incisions will be made along the inner aspect of the arms, which makes them inconspicuous. As healing progresses, scars will slowly fade and become less noticeable.
Swelling and bruising is common. Patients can take oral pain medication to manage any discomfort.
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