Your plastic surgeon will carefully explain
the technique for your arm lift. Prior to any surgery,
you will be given specific instructions that may include:
considerations, diagnostic testing and medications
- Day of surgery
instructions and medications
- Specific information related to the
use of anesthesia
- Postoperative care and follow-up
In addition, you will be asked to sign
consent forms to assure your plastic surgeon that you fully
understand the procedure or procedures you will undergo and
any associated risks and potential complications.
Possible risks of arm lift include bleeding,
infection, fluid accumulation, delayed or poor wound healing,
skin loss, blood clots, excessive or widened scars, numbness
and other changes in skin sensation and irregular or asymmetric
contours or scars.
Any surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. These risks and others
will be fully discussed prior to your consent.
It is important that you address all your
questions directly with your plastic surgeon. It is natural
to feel some anxiety, whether excitement for the anticipated
outcomes or preoperative stress. Discuss these feelings with
your plastic surgeon.
may be performed in your Plastic Surgeon’s accredited
office-based surgical facility, an ambulatory surgical
facility or a hospital,
possibly with an overnight hospital stay. Procedures are
most commonly performed under general anesthesia, although
local anesthesia with sedation may also be used. These decisions
will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure
and considerations of patient and surgeon preference. Your
plastic surgeon and the assisting staff will fully attend
to your comfort and safety.