Two days in a hospital (if necessary at the hotel)
Remove self-dissolving stitches or 15 days later, the family doctor, the threads and bandages can be
worn 6-8 weeks, the compression garments day and night
When the arm surgery, also known as Brachioplasty, first the excess skin and fatty tissue is measured and then marked the incision on the upper arm. Depending on how much skin is removed, there may be more cuts up to 15 inches from the shoulder to the elbow. The interface can be run straight or hockey stick-like and always start at the armpit.
Once the first cut is set, the skin of the upper arm is raised and then removed the excess skin and fat tissue. Most of the fat is sucked from surrounding areas. When the arm surgery nerves, vessels, and the fascial system are protected. Some of the fascial connective tissue, elastic sleeves to muscle groups and muscles. The fascial system is also used to hang the skin of the upper arm in the armpit. Thus, wide scars are avoided and the skin of the arm to the shoulder even rationalized.
Finally, a compression dressing is placed that one should take about three weeks. The arms can be moved in the first days after the operation is limited.
The surgery of arm surgery is performed under general anesthesia on the patient.
After the operation:
After surgery, the treatment begins, which is just as important to the outcome as the surgery itself! 24 hours after the operation is complete bed rest. Must not act on rising train at the seams, not to interfere with the healing process.
- 6 to 8 weeks must be taken into a compression panty
- 2 to 3 weeks should rest
- 6 to 8 weeks should physical exertion, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting and intense movements should be avoided
- 6 weeks, not exercise
- Avoid sun or tanning beds at least 6 months
After surgery, the scars through clever tailoring can hardly be seen.
About six weeks after surgery, all professional and social activities are carried out as usual.
Duration of operation:
The upper arm lift surgery takes about two to three hours.