A Guide to Plastic Operations
Have you finally reached the ideal weight but there is still excess skin after the weight loss? Perhaps you do not suffer from this problem because of the weight loss but due to the natural consequence of ageing and skin sagging...Arm lift, the plastic-surgery method, is focused on forming precisely this body part. You won’t be ashamed of wearing short-sleeve t-shirts after this 2-hour long surgery.
- ANAESTHESIA: general
- THE DURATION OF THE SURGERY: 2 hours
- RECOVERY: 4-6 weeks
You will be taken care of directly by a plastic surgeon during the consultation
Choose a convenient date of the surgery at the Aesthevita plastic surgery clinic
You will go through the necessary medical examination before the procedure
Relax during your recovery so the wounds would heal well
WHAT TO START WITH BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Consultation is necessary
Before you take those t-shirts out of the bottom of your wardrobe, make an arrangement for a pre-surgery consultation. The consultation precedes every procedure. You will be taken care of directly by a plastic surgeon at the Aesthevita plastic surgery clinic. Ask questions about anything you are curious about. Among other things, the doctor will show the area where he/she will make an incision and how much skin is likely to be removed. You will leave the consultation with a clearer image of the process and the outcome of the planned surgery.
A lifting procedure is much more powerful than creams
Significantly sagging skin needs a more effective tool than skin tightening creams. Regardless of what miracles they promise. Even a cream with strong tightening effects is not as helpful as the removal of excess skin and pulling sagging skin upwards which is done during lifting.
Right before the surgery
Before the procedure, you undergo the pre-surgery examination with blood sampling and an ECG. The patients aged over 60 undergo an x-ray of the lungs as well, for smokers the age limit is lowered to 50+.
WHAT IS HAPPENING UNDER THE HANDS OF A SURGEON
What does the surgery consist of
The surgeon makes an incision from the armpit to the crease of the elbow. He/she removes the excess skin, including the subcutaneous tissue, and tensions the sagging skin. At the end of the surgery, he/she stitches the wounds using absorbable sutures, covers them with a sterile bandage and puts tape on the arms. The doctor will remove the drains the first or the second day after the surgery and puts on a compression garment.
The arm lift is performed under general anaesthesia; therefore, a short stay in hospital is required. Expect to stay at the clinic overnight. Look at it from the positive side – after the surgery you will have proper rest and the doctor can check you the following day. Make arrangements with your husband or family to take care of you properly during the first days after the surgery.
THE WAYS IN WHICH I CAN SUPPORT RECOVERY
Plan short holidays
Persuade yourself to take a rest for the first week after surgery. Proper relaxing is necessary for proper recovery, especially for the arms which we use for everything we do. Bruises and swelling are completely normal after the procedure. They will gradually disappear within three weeks.
The underwear you can’t live without
Spend the six weeks after the surgery in the compression garment you leave the clinic in. Take it off only for a moment – for a shower for example. The compression garment prevents any more bruises and facilitates healing. When the scabs disappear from your scars, you can start with gentle pressure massage. It will smooth the scars and significantly help their healing.
When will I be able to resume a normal regime
The arms are still the most used part of the bod. You will be able to handle the physical exertion you used to before the surgery after approximately 6 weeks. Let the arms rest and heal during this time.
HOW IT WILL CHANGE MY LIFE
Take care of the tightened skin
Even plastic surgery cannot stop time. Do not rest on your laurels and especially if you have undergone the surgery because of sagging skin caused by ageing, take care of your skin using quality tightening cosmetics. You can slow down the process of sagging which comes about naturally over time.
The price of the procedure is final, everything necessary is already calculated. It specifically includes the following:
- A consultation with the plastic surgeon
- General anaesthesia
- Compressive postoperative halter garment
- The procedure itself
- A stay at the clinic after the surgery
- A package with postoperative care