Loss of skin elasticity occurs with age and due to weight loss. In case of significant weight loss, the skin is unable to regenerate and a significant excess of skin remains, which takes away the patients' joy with the results achieved.
In situations where excess skin remains, most often around the arms, abdomen and thighs, plastic surgery comes to the rescue. Surgeries removing excess skin are extremely important for the aesthetics and well-being of the patient.
Why is it worth it?
Excess skin after weight loss is a very bothersome problem that hinders normal functioning and causes painful chafing or abrasions. Surgery removing excess skin allows patients regain a nice figure and significantly improve their well-being.
What do you need to know?
Excessive quantity of skin connected with age or significant weight loss
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RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER THE ARMS LIFT SURGERY Recommendations 1. Someone you trust needs to drive you home and take care of you for 1-2 days. 2. Throughout the recovery period, eat a balanced diet with plenty of liquids. 3. Only take the medicines prescribed by the doctor. Do not take aspirin or medicines causing blood coagulation disorders or bleeding. 4. Do not drink alcohol for 3 weeks after the surgery. 5. Do not smoke or stay nearby smokers until the end of the healing process. Physical activity 1. Start walking as soon as possible, as this will reduce swelling and the possibility of blood clot formation. 2. Do not drive a car while taking strong analgesics. 3. Do not drive a car for 1 week after the surgery. Once you start driving again a week after the surgery, keep your hands low on the steering wheel, and your arms down. 4. Wash your hair without raising your arms above the shoulders. 5. Take care not to make the operated area wet while taking a shower. 6. Avoid physical activity causing increased blood pressure, including bending forward, lifting and stretching. 7. Do not raise your arms above the level of your shoulders for at least 6 weeks. 8. Do not carry heavy weights (shopping, baby) for 2-3 months after the surgery. 9. Do not do the vacuuming or gardening for 6 weeks after the surgery. 10. Avoid physical exercise for 2-3 months after the surgery. 11. Sleep with your head and arms placed high up, at least on 2 additional pillows. 13. Do not return to work sooner than 10-14 days after the surgery. Indications concerning the wound 1. You can take a shower no sooner than 24 hours after the surgery. 2. Avoid exposing the scar to sunlight for at least 12 months after the surgery. Always apply high factor sunscreen if sunlight exposure is unavoidable. 3. Plasters applied on the surgical wound must remain intact until removal of the sutures. 4. Always keep the dressing clean and dry. 5. Wear an appropriate compressive garment for at least 6 weeks. 6. Wear cloths with buttons or a zipper at the front or back. Avoid clothes which you need to pull over your head. 7. A few days after the surgery, start lymphatic massages to reduce upper limb swelling and accelerate the healing process. What to expect 1. You may feel pain in the arms area after the surgery. The frequency and intensity of discomfort will gradually decrease on each subsequent day. 2. Sensation disorders in the arms may occur. This symptom will disappear with time, maximally after a few months after the surgery. 4. In some cases, one arm may be more painful than the other, which does not mean something wrong is happening. 5. Slight bleeding from the area of the cuts is normal after the surgery. 6. Discomfort may appear during the first few days and will decrease on each subsequent day.. Postoperative care 1. Please attend follow-up visits 1 and 2 weeks after the surgery. Sutures will be removed approximately 14 days after the surgery. 2. Call to schedule the appointment for removal of sutures or further control of wound healing. 3. On bruised areas, you may apply Auriderm XO cream, 2-3 times per day. 4. After approximately 2 weeks, start applying Cicaplast on the scars, 2 times per day.
No, the arms lift surgery is performed under general anaesthesia
The result is permanent.
No, this is a one-time surgery
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