Plastic Surgery in Orlando Frequently Asked Questions
It’s natural to have many questions about cosmetic surgery. Below, find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures. Remember to schedule your consultation with Dr. Azad so he may answer your questions and elaborate based on his evaluation of your needs. Find FAQ questions about Breast Augmentation here, Liposuction here, and Tummy Tuck here.
What determines if you need an Arm Lift versus Liposuction alone?An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, can significantly improve the appearance of arms by removing excess skin that is sagging or apear loose. Liposuction by itself, though frequently done in conjunction with an arm lift, does not correct the issue of excess skin which often is the result of significant weight loss, natural aging, and heredity.
What kind of scars can I expect from an Arm Lift?For an arm lift, the most common incision will extend from the armpit to the elbow, however the location and length of the incision will vary depending on the amount of skin that will be removed, as well as the location of the excess skin flap. Additionally a curved or z-shaped incision maybe be made during the procedure to minimize the appearance of scarring after healing.
What is the expected recovery time for an Arm Lift?Recovery time is highly dependent on the patient and how their body responds to arm lift surgery. Before leaving the center, you will be given specific instructions on how to care for your arms, medications to use, and when to follow-up with Dr. Azad. To reduce swelling, arms need to be elevated when sitting and sleeping. For the first few days, you will need to take sponge baths but showering may resume as soon as the drains come out. Patients are normally able to return to work and light activities after two weeks. After the procedure, light walking is encouraged to help stimulate healing and reduce your risk for blood clots. Exercise and normal activity can resume typically eight weeks after your arm lift surgery.
Where can I see before and after photographs of Arm Lifts?You can see before and after arms lifts results below.