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Arm lift recovery

When it comes to recovering from arm reduction surgery, you can generally expect recovery to take around six weeks. During these six weeks, you will likely be advised to refrain from strenuous physical activity, which will allow for proper healing. During the first several weeks of your recovery, you may also experience some pain, bruising, and swelling; for this reason, optimal results are usually seen after a month.

Arm lift procedure steps

If you’re thinking about having an arm lift done through our San Antonio office, it’s certainly helpful to know what to expect. To begin the arm fat removal process, patients are placed under anesthesia and incisions are made along the back of the arm — usually starting near the armpit, but the location can vary. From there, excess fat is removed from the underside of each arm through a combination of liposuction and excision, and the incisions are closed with absorbable sutures.

Arm lift risks and safety information

With any surgery that involves removing fat from the body, such as arm fat surgery, there are always going to be some inherent risks involved that your surgeon will make sure you’re aware of up front. Some potential risks may include:

  • brachioplasty scars
  • bleeding
  • separation of incision
  • pain and swelling
  • fluid accumulation

Your arm lift consultation

If you want to learn more about how to get rid of upper arm fat or sagging arm skin using underarm surgery, set up a consultation with our plastic surgeon. During your consultation, you can have your pressing questions answered and find out whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure itself.

How to prepare for arm lift surgery

Aside from becoming familiar with your specific loose skin surgery cost, there are other ways you can prepare for the procedure. This includes talking to your surgeon about any medical conditions, including high blood pressure, before your surgery. You may also want to take a week or so off of work following your release.

Questions to ask your arm lift surgeon

In addition to finding out more about the arm fat removal surgery cost, you may also want to ask your surgeon what steps you can take to avoid complications, such as scars on the arm, after your procedure. Dr. Earl Ferguson, board-certified surgeon, would be happy to discuss this with you and answer any other questions you may have.

The best way to decide if Arm Lift Surgery is right for you is to call Dermatology Associates of San Antonio at

(210) 877-5005 or click the link below and schedule an appointment with our board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss all your options. Click Here to Schedule your next appointment. Video Link