Armlift

Tight upper arms with an arm lift

Do you no longer put on clothes without sleeves? Do you always wear long sleeves because you're ashamed of your arms? That's no longer necessary with an arm lift. Skin slackens due to weight loss and aging, also around the arms. Sometimes this causes flaps of skin under the upper arms. An arm lift is a relatively simple procedure to get rid of those flaps forever.

What happens with an arm lift

The surgeon draws the lines along which he will make the incisions during the operation. He makes an incision in the upper arm to remove excess skin. This means that this operation cannot be done without causing a large scar. Fortunately, our international doctors specialize in minimizing scar tissue by suturing not only the top layer of skin but also the layers underneath. After placing the incision, the surgeon loosens the skin from underlying layers of muscle and fat and removes excess skin. If necessary, excess fat is sucked away. The wound is then treated with tissue glue and sutured. The operation takes on average 1 to 2 hours and is usually performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the course of the operation, most patients are allowed to go home a few hours after the operation.

The result of an arm lift

Depending on the degree of sagging, the result is a tighter skin. With this procedure it is not possible to have a completely tight result. The sutures are applied as much as possible to avoid less visible spots, but the scars remain visible. The final result can only be seen after a year. Because the result can be disappointing, it is good to think carefully beforehand whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. The surgeon will be happy to help you make your considerations.

Recovery after the arm lift

After the operation, the skin is swollen and you see bruises. this can be painful, but this pain can be well controlled with painkillers. the pressure bandage you wear must remain in place day and night for 3 to 7 days. if you stopped smoking before the operation, keep this up for a few more weeks. smoking increases the risk of dying off skin tissue. limit your physical exertion for the first period, but keep moving to stimulate your blood circulation. working can be done fairly quickly after an arm lift, but always consult the surgeon. the scars will remain red for the first few months, then the colour will slowly fade away and the scars will take on the colour of the skin. to prevent the scars from appearing ugly against your skin, you must keep them out of the sun for the first year. after a year, moderate sun is permitted if you protect the scars with sunburn. a little sun a year after the operation is fine and stimulates the scars to take on their normal skin colour more quickly.

Safety precaution

Long before your operation takes place, you will receive a document with patient information, in which the general national advice is described in detail.
Depending on your health, the surgeon will give you specific advice. Below is a short summary of the general advice. The best result is achieved by taking this into account as much as possible.

Before the surgery:

  • Stop smoking at least 4 weeks before the operation. This is better for the blood circulation of your skin and it heals better.
  • Consult with the doctor about the medication you are taking. Blood thinning medication should probably not be used a few days before the operation. Especially when using medication such as Marcoumar, Sintrom/Sintrommitis or Asprocardio, consultation about its use is important.
  • If you use Aspirin or aspirin-containing painkillers (Advil, Diclofenac, etc.), we advise you to stop using aspirin-containing painkillers one week before the operation and to start again three days after the operation. During this period you can use painkillers such as Paracetamol and Panadol.
  • Start taking Arnica drops two weeks before the procedure, this will ensure that the bruises and any swelling disappear more quickly.
  • Arrange transport to and from home before the operation. Driving after the operation is not possible.
  • Get help in the house for the first period. Especially the first night we advise you not to be alone.

The day of the operation:

  • Do not wear jewelry, watches or piercings.
  • Make sure you don't eat or drink 6 hours before the operation.
  • Enjoy a long shower or bath for a while, after the operation you can only take a carefree shower again after a week.
  • Tell the person who picks you up when you can be picked up approximately. The doctor will be able to estimate this best.

After the surgery:

  • After the operation, in consultation with the surgeon, you will be given prescriptions for medication such as painkillers.
  • After surgery you will be given a pressure bandage to your arms to prevent excessive swelling and to speed up the healing process. These should be worn for at least 3 to 7 days.
  • During the first 7 days after surgery, the wounds must absolutely not get wet or be touched. Showering is allowed, but only if the wound area is well covered. After a week you may shower without covering. Then do not shower too hot to prevent swelling.
  • After the first week, you are allowed to make light efforts again.
  • Depending on the type of work, work is allowed on average after a week. Discuss with your surgeon what his advice is for your work.
  • Only after 4 to 6 weeks you can move normally again.
  • Approximately 2 weeks after the operation, the stitches will be removed. In consultation with the surgeon, a further check-up will be scheduled.
  • Keep the scars out of the sun as much as possible.

Risks and complications

Every operation has risks and complications. The arm lift is a simple operation, which reduces the risk of complications.

Complications you have to take into account:

  • Allergic reaction to anaesthetics, disinfectants
    and plasters
  • Ugly recovery of scars (scar correction is possible).
  • Nerve damage.
  • Asymmetrical recovery of the arms.
  • In case of smoking: dying off skin tissue.

The counselling interview

The first step towards tighter arms is a consultation or consultation with our plastic surgeon. This consultation is always free of obligation. You don't have to decide right away, but you can. The surgeon listens to your wishes and expectations and then looks at the possibilities with you. Every body is different, for the best advice it is important that the surgeon sees the area you want to adjust. That's why a physical examination may be necessary. Keep this in mind and put on comfortable clothes. If you have pictures or pictures of the arms you want, take them with you and show them to the surgeon.

This allows him to better assess whether your expectations are realistic and makes it easier to give the right advice. With an arm lift, the disadvantages are relatively large. Consult with the doctor whether the advantages are worth the disadvantages.

During the interview, the surgeon will ask you about your health, but also about your medical history. Tell as much as possible, all details can be important for your own safety and for achieving the best result. The surgeon will honestly tell you if he thinks it is wise to perform the desired procedure and will go through it with you. If it is not wise to opt for armlift, he will look for other solutions with you. Take this opportunity to ask about other treatments or wishes you have. Our surgeons can give you important information about all our treatments.

Once you have decided which treatments or intervention you want, a care team member will give you the price of the treatment based on the doctor's advice. It is often possible to make an appointment for the intervention immediately after the consultation.

If you decide to take the next step in your journey to tighter upper arms, you will receive all important information in a patient information document.

If you still have questions after the consultation, the care team will be happy to help you. You can ask your questions via e-mail or telephone. Appen is also welcome. We are happy to guide you on your journey to nicer and tighter upper arms.

Rates

Arm Lift from € 2.999,-

Book a free personal and non-binding consultation with one of our care team representative at 070 220 2222. The first medical consultation is recommended before a treatment in order to identify your needs, find the best surgeon for you and treatment options and to set a budget.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon is subject to a fee (€ 50). This fee is going to be deducted from your final surgery invoice costs. Even if you do not book treatment with us afterwards, you will receive a comprehensive and medically sound consultation. After this conversation you will be able to take a lot of information with you, which will provide you with a valuable basis for the next steps.

Tight upper arms with an arm lift

Do you no longer put on clothes without sleeves? Do you always wear long sleeves because you're ashamed of your arms? That's no longer necessary with an arm lift. Skin slackens due to weight loss and aging, also around the arms. Sometimes this causes flaps of skin under the upper arms. An arm lift is a relatively simple procedure to get rid of those flaps forever.

What happens with an arm lift

The surgeon draws the lines along which he will make the incisions during the operation. He makes an incision in the upper arm to remove excess skin. This means that this operation cannot be done without causing a large scar. Fortunately, our international doctors specialize in minimizing scar tissue by suturing not only the top layer of skin but also the layers underneath. After placing the incision, the surgeon loosens the skin from underlying layers of muscle and fat and removes excess skin. If necessary, excess fat is sucked away. The wound is then treated with tissue glue and sutured. The operation takes on average 1 to 2 hours and is usually performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the course of the operation, most patients are allowed to go home a few hours after the operation.

The result of an arm lift

Depending on the degree of sagging, the result is a tighter skin. With this procedure it is not possible to have a completely tight result. The sutures are applied as much as possible to avoid less visible spots, but the scars remain visible. The final result can only be seen after a year. Because the result can be disappointing, it is good to think carefully beforehand whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. The surgeon will be happy to help you make your considerations.

Recovery after the arm lift

After the operation, the skin is swollen and you see bruises. this can be painful, but this pain can be well controlled with painkillers. the pressure bandage you wear must remain in place day and night for 3 to 7 days. if you stopped smoking before the operation, keep this up for a few more weeks. smoking increases the risk of dying off skin tissue. limit your physical exertion for the first period, but keep moving to stimulate your blood circulation. working can be done fairly quickly after an arm lift, but always consult the surgeon. the scars will remain red for the first few months, then the colour will slowly fade away and the scars will take on the colour of the skin. to prevent the scars from appearing ugly against your skin, you must keep them out of the sun for the first year. after a year, moderate sun is permitted if you protect the scars with sunburn. a little sun a year after the operation is fine and stimulates the scars to take on their normal skin colour more quickly.

Safety precaution

Long before your operation takes place, you will receive a document with patient information, in which the general national advice is described in detail.
Depending on your health, the surgeon will give you specific advice. Below is a short summary of the general advice. The best result is achieved by taking this into account as much as possible.

Before the surgery:

  • Stop smoking at least 4 weeks before the operation. This is better for the blood circulation of your skin and it heals better.
  • Consult with the doctor about the medication you are taking. Blood thinning medication should probably not be used a few days before the operation. Especially when using medication such as Marcoumar, Sintrom/Sintrommitis or Asprocardio, consultation about its use is important.
  • If you use Aspirin or aspirin-containing painkillers (Advil, Diclofenac, etc.), we advise you to stop using aspirin-containing painkillers one week before the operation and to start again three days after the operation. During this period you can use painkillers such as Paracetamol and Panadol.
  • Start taking Arnica drops two weeks before the procedure, this will ensure that the bruises and any swelling disappear more quickly.
  • Arrange transport to and from home before the operation. Driving after the operation is not possible.
  • Get help in the house for the first period. Especially the first night we advise you not to be alone.

The day of the operation:

  • Do not wear jewelry, watches or piercings.
  • Make sure you don't eat or drink 6 hours before the operation.
  • Enjoy a long shower or bath for a while, after the operation you can only take a carefree shower again after a week.
  • Tell the person who picks you up when you can be picked up approximately. The doctor will be able to estimate this best.

After the surgery:

  • After the operation, in consultation with the surgeon, you will be given prescriptions for medication such as painkillers.
  • After surgery you will be given a pressure bandage to your arms to prevent excessive swelling and to speed up the healing process. These should be worn for at least 3 to 7 days.
  • During the first 7 days after surgery, the wounds must absolutely not get wet or be touched. Showering is allowed, but only if the wound area is well covered. After a week you may shower without covering. Then do not shower too hot to prevent swelling.
  • After the first week, you are allowed to make light efforts again.
  • Depending on the type of work, work is allowed on average after a week. Discuss with your surgeon what his advice is for your work.
  • Only after 4 to 6 weeks you can move normally again.
  • Approximately 2 weeks after the operation, the stitches will be removed. In consultation with the surgeon, a further check-up will be scheduled.
  • Keep the scars out of the sun as much as possible.

Risks and complications

Every operation has risks and complications. The arm lift is a simple operation, which reduces the risk of complications.

Complications you have to take into account:

  • Allergic reaction to anaesthetics, disinfectants
    and plasters
  • Ugly recovery of scars (scar correction is possible).
  • Nerve damage.
  • Asymmetrical recovery of the arms.
  • In case of smoking: dying off skin tissue.

The counselling interview

The first step towards tighter arms is a consultation or consultation with our plastic surgeon. This consultation is always free of obligation. You don't have to decide right away, but you can. The surgeon listens to your wishes and expectations and then looks at the possibilities with you. Every body is different, for the best advice it is important that the surgeon sees the area you want to adjust. That's why a physical examination may be necessary. Keep this in mind and put on comfortable clothes. If you have pictures or pictures of the arms you want, take them with you and show them to the surgeon.

This allows him to better assess whether your expectations are realistic and makes it easier to give the right advice. With an arm lift, the disadvantages are relatively large. Consult with the doctor whether the advantages are worth the disadvantages.

During the interview, the surgeon will ask you about your health, but also about your medical history. Tell as much as possible, all details can be important for your own safety and for achieving the best result. The surgeon will honestly tell you if he thinks it is wise to perform the desired procedure and will go through it with you. If it is not wise to opt for armlift, he will look for other solutions with you. Take this opportunity to ask about other treatments or wishes you have. Our surgeons can give you important information about all our treatments.

Once you have decided which treatments or intervention you want, a care team member will give you the price of the treatment based on the doctor's advice. It is often possible to make an appointment for the intervention immediately after the consultation.

If you decide to take the next step in your journey to tighter upper arms, you will receive all important information in a patient information document.

If you still have questions after the consultation, the care team will be happy to help you. You can ask your questions via e-mail or telephone. Appen is also welcome. We are happy to guide you on your journey to nicer and tighter upper arms.

Rates

Arm Lift from € 2.999,-

Book a free personal and non-binding consultation with one of our care team representative at 070 220 2222. The first medical consultation is recommended before a treatment in order to identify your needs, find the best surgeon for you and treatment options and to set a budget.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon is subject to a fee (€ 50). This fee is going to be deducted from your final surgery invoice costs. Even if you do not book treatment with us afterwards, you will receive a comprehensive and medically sound consultation. After this conversation you will be able to take a lot of information with you, which will provide you with a valuable basis for the next steps.

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