Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Arm lift is a procedure in which sagging skin on the back of the arm is removed and tightened, restoring a normal appearance to the arm. This is often desired after massive weight loss.
This procedure takes place in the operating room with the patient asleep. During the surgery, long acting numbing medication is infused that lasts for approximately three days. This greatly eases the immediate post procedure discomfort, and reduces the need for strong pain medicines. As a result, much of the nausea and constipation that used to be involved with the recovering is no longer a factor. You go home the same day of the procedure, and will likely need only over the counter pain medications. There will be a tight feeling in the surgical area after the surgery, but actual pain is minimal. The tight feeling improves over the next few weeks.