Arm lift surgery is an invasive cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and adipose tissue that dangles under the arm. Like all invasive surgeries, there will be a recovery period. During the recovery period, it is important to follow the instructions of an experienced practitioner like Dr. Lisa Taylor as closely as possible in order to avoid complications.
Arm lift surgery generally involves an incision along the axilla of the arm, meaning the space between the armpit and the elbow. Once the incisions are closed with sutures, dressings and bandages may be applied. If there is swelling, a small drainage tube will be temporarily placed under the skin as a drain. During the following weeks, you should take care to avoid any strain or trauma to the operated area.
If you would like to discuss the arm lift surgery recovery process in greater detail, please contact us at our office in Oklahoma City.