You can expect bruising and swelling after your arm lift. A compression garment is provided to minimize swelling, reduce scarring, and help with healing. Depending on the nature of their job, most patients return to work within five to seven days but should refrain from exercising or lifting anything above the head for three to four weeks. Pain medication can help manage discomfort. Dr. Boll will provide aftercare directions that detail the recovery protocol for your procedure.
The incision for an arm lift is typically made on the inner arm, stretching from the armpit to the elbow. This incision heals well but will result in a scar. However, scars are hidden under the arm and will fade with time.
Several factors contribute to the cost of your arm lift, and your final expense will vary depending on the surgical techniques used, surgical fees, facility fees, and anesthetic fees. Dr. Boll and her staff will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation. We offer financing and prepayment options at our office.
Arm lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia to prevent any pain. Following the surgery, you may experience some discomfort, but this can be remedied with prescribed pain medication. Generally, this medication is only required for a few days.