Body contour

ARM LIFT

THE OPERATION                                                                                             Imprimer le consentement
Removal of the redundant skin with its adjacent soft tissues along the upper arm.

INDICATION
Skin slackness in the upper arm region.

COUNTER INDICATIONS
History of bad scarring.
Lymphoedema.
Pathologic adiposity.

SURGERY (usually as out-patient)
Elimination of the circumferential cutaneous redundancy through a longitudinal, full thickness skin resection between armpit and elbow.
  Operation time   1-2 hours.
  Anesthesia          general or local anesthesia with twilight premedication.
  Scars                   longitudinally between armpit and elbow.


POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS, UNDESIRABLE RESULTS
Hypertrophic scarring.

POSTOPERATIVE CARE
Suture removal after some 2 weeks.
Resume professional activities after 12 weeks.