Upper Arm Lift Providence
Who is a candidate? If you have unsightly sagging skin on the upper arms due to aging, genetics, or weight loss.
Intended results: Reduction or elimination of excess skin from the upper arms.
- The procedure is usually done under MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care). In order to remove the unwanted skin, an incision is required that runs from near the elbow into the armpit.
- The incision is placed in the most inconspicuous location (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring will always be visible.
Recuperation and healing: After surgery, the upper arms are either wrapped or placed in an elastic sleeve to reduce swelling. Initial healing usually occurs in 10-14 days. Sutures are usually removed within the first 2-3 weeks. Swelling and bruising gradually disappear over 3-4 weeks. All swelling is gone in 3-6 months. The scars fade in 6-24 months depending on your skin.
other options: An additional procedure that may enhance the result is Liposuction of the upper arms or axillae.
Insurance guidelines: This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
Contour Affiliates Recovery Garments: Compression garments or post-surgical garments help improve and increase blood circulation, rid your body of potentially harmful fluids, decrease your post surgery recovery time and reduce swelling. Visit Dr. Zienowicz’s online store to browse compression products designed to aid your recovery.