Arm Lifts in Los Angeles
Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center specializes in arm lifts across Southern California, especially for those that have lost significant amounts of weight, often due to bariatric surgery. Arm lifts are often performed as part of an upper body lift, but may be performed on its own due to the excess skin often present after weight loss.
Arm lifts are highly regarded plastic surgery procedures, but part of making sure that you have the best possible arm lift is to also related to your recovery. The more you take care of your arm lift after the surgery is over, the better the results will be and the more satisfied you will be with the procedure.
Tips for Better Arm Lift Recovery
- Lift Infrequently and No More than Five Pounds – While your arm muscles themselves will be in good shape, the skin around your arms will be tight and sensitive. It is strongly recommended that you avoid lifting anything more than 5 pounds, and try not to lift very often at all. This will give your arm incisions time to recover, and put little pressure on the arms themselves. You should also try to avoid reaching for items far away that may put stress on the recovery.
- Walk Often – Although you need to try to avoid any serious exercise, walking helps to promote blood flow, and good blood flow is important for the healing process. Make sure no matter how you feel that you spend a good deal of time every day walking gently and promoting blood flow throughout your body.
- Utilize All Post Operative Garments – Afterward you might be fitted with compression garments and other gear. It is imperative that you do your best to wear these as often as Dr. Agha instructs, and to make sure that you clean them as you’re instructed. They should also be worn while you sleep to help reduce swelling and improve healing.
Proper nutrition is also advantageous. After surgery, it’s not uncommon to feel a bit nauseated. Your body will also need nutrients in order to hear correctly. Make sure you’re eating a healthy diet that consists of many vitamins and minerals, both to control how you feel after surgery and to make sure your body has adequate nutrition heal.
Learn More About Arm Lift Recovery from Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center
Dr. Agha is the leading plastic surgeon for arm lifts, and can give you all of the information you need to help you with your arm lift recovery. For those that would like to learn more about the arm lift procedure, or to schedule your consultation for your arm lift or body lift needs, contact us today at 949-644-2442.