What to Expect

Arm lift is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia depending on whether it is combined with other procedures. Drains are placed — one in each arm — and are removed when the output is below 30 ml in 24 hours. The arms are usually placed in a compressive dressing wrap immediately after surgery for approximately three days, after which the dressing is removed and the surgical incision inspected. Heavy lifting and excessive arm elevation is to be avoided during the first two weeks of surgery. The scar is usually noticeable and is thick and pink initially; however, it improves in appearance as it matures over several months.

Contact Dr. Alghoul

If you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alghoul to discuss arm lift, please call (312) 695-3654.