Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms in order to give patients a more taut and slimmer looking appearance. If you are interested in getting a brachioplasty or if you have a brachioplasty already scheduled at Twin City Plastic Surgery, it’s important to understand what the recovery entails— that way it won’t be full of any surprises. Read on to learn more.
If you are a do-getter and are known around your house for not being able to sit still or ask for help, then recovery might be a little more difficult for you. As a necessary component to fully recovering from your brachioplasty, avoiding heavy lifting will help to ensure that your incision sight stays intact and that your muscles get the chance to fully heal afterwards.
Hitting the gym is not only a great way to relieve endorphins but it’s a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle as well. However, after brachioplasty it’s crucial that you refrain from any sort of exercise for at least a few weeks post surgery or until you get the go ahead from Twin City Plastic Surgery.
Wear Compression Sleeves
Immediately following your surgery and for the following few days afterwards, you will likely be encouraged to wear compression sleeves over your upper arms. These compression sleeves will help with swelling, healing, and overall comfort after your surgery. Although they might not be comfortable at first, once you get used to them you shouldn’t notice a thing. Before stopping the use of your compression sleeves, make sure you consult Twin City Plastic Surgery.
Brachioplasty is a wonderful cosmetic surgical procedure that is designed to give patients back slimmer looking arms by waving goodbye to excess fat and skin. If you are interested in brachioplasty or if you would like to learn more about this procedure, contact Twin City Plastic Surgery today and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with your needs.