Dr Cope performs the arm lift procedure using either liposuction or liposuction combined with removal of loose skin to improve the contour of the upper arm. If incisions are necessary then sometimes they can be hidden in the armpit, but if there is a lot of excess skin then an incision along the inner arm will be necessary.
The arm lift involves a day surgery procedure, and is usually performed under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic and sedation. *Most people return to work within 7-10 days following the surgery, and a pressure compression garment must be worn for a few weeks, which minimises the bruising and swelling and helps produce an even contour. Heavy activities and sport should be avoided for one month.
*Note results may vary from person to person