If having naturally toned, tight arms isn’t something that you see in your future, then you may want to consider an arm lift from Dr. Gregory Wiener. An arm lift or a brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that’s designed to help patients with loose, hanging skin on their upper arms. Oftentimes, a brachioplasty is combined with liposuction to help enhance the shape and appearance of the upper arms.
As one of the most important aspects of any surgical procedure, it’s important to know what to expect while recovering and how you can speed up the recovery process. Let’s take a closer look.
Avoid Heavy Lifting and Strenuous Activities
If you are a parent or grandparent to young kids that need to be held, ask for help during this time. Heavy lifting of any kind— including of young children— can be harmful to your incisions. Try to avoid any strenuous activities or heavy lifting for about 4-6 weeks after surgery or until Dr. Gregory Wiener gives you the go ahead.
Take Time Off From Work
On average, patients can return back to work after about one full week of recovery. Because you won’t be able to move your arms very well during your first week of recovery and because you may be in some post-op pain, we encourage you to take off a full week from work.
Take Pain Medication
Depending on your health and the type of pain you are experiencing will determine what pain medications Dr. Gregory Wiener will recommend. Some pain medications can also help with swelling.
Once you are sent home after surgery, we don’t expect you to know exactly what to do and what you are going to experience which is why we have created this guide and will send you home with a detailed recovery pamphlet. If you are ready to learn more about arm lift surgery or if you want to schedule your consultation, contact Dr. Gregory Wiener at our Chicago office today: Call Us Today: (773) 763-3990.