Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)

What are the potential risks and complications of arm lift surgery?
Arm lift surgery is a relatively safe procedure, however, as with all surgery, it does have the potential for risks and complications. These can include bleeding from the incisions, infection, blood clots, bruising, swelling, asymmetry and/or visible scarring.
Greater complications that can occur in any surgical procedure include:
* Adverse reactions to anaesthesia
* Hematoma or seroma (the build up of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal)
* Infections and/or bleeding
* Allergic reactions
* Unsatisfactory results that may result in further surgeries
How long does it take to get back to normal activities?
Following the surgery you will be required to wear a compression garment and bandages on your arms to improve healing and reduce swelling. Normal activities can be resumed after 1-2 weeks, and strenuous activities after 5-6 weeks.
Will there be much scarring? 
Brachioplasty procedures cause scarring to occur along the inside of patients’ arms, from the armpit down to the elbow. As each individual’s body is different, your surgeon will not be able to specifically predict how visible your scarring will be, however over time scars will heal and fade to your normal skin colour.

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