Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery Risks

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Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery 

Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery RisksVarious techniques can be used for performing an upper arm lift cosmetic surgery. However, this depends on the level of skin removal and fat tissue necessary. Arm lift surgery is usually considered a gold standard for rejuvenating arms. It is generally completed without any risks. Expert surgeons should be able to minimize the risks of arm lift procedure by customizing the procedure to suit unique needs of a patient. Every surgical procedure involves inherent risks. During the pre-operative consultation, your surgeon will explain these complications and risks in regards to the procedure. This is done to help patients make judicious decisions. Vinings Surgery Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove, provides brachioplasty (arm lift) surgery to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding communities.

Potential Arm Lift Procedure Complications

There are certain associated risks in every surgical procedure, including an arm lift cosmetic surgery. These are:
  • Poor anesthesia response
  • Seroma or hematoma, which refers to the accumulation of fluid or blood under the skin
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Unwanted scarring
  • Allergic response
  • Harm to underlying tissue and structures
  • Revision surgery because of undesirable aesthetic results
A thorough post-operative care guideline will be offered to the patient by the surgeon explaining how to check for signs of abnormalities and infection. You should go in for immediate medical care if you experience any serious or persistent issues during the recovery phase.

Minimizing Risks

Arm lift plastic surgery rarely ever results in complications. Severe complications are even rarer. However, it is important that you take steps for reducing the risks. You should also follow the surgeon’s advice provided for pre- and post-surgery. The patient, at the outset, should find a board certified plastic surgeon with considerable experience. The surgeon will evaluate previous medical records and the health conditions of the patient to identify all possible risk factors. The surgeon will customize a surgical plan based on these factors for minimizing risk. The patient should be clear with the surgeon during the pre-operative consultation in regards to their lifestyle habits, medical problems, and prescription/nonprescription medications. They should be especially upfront about habits, such as smoking. Patients should be ready to follow all pre- and post-operative instructions to recover safely from the surgery.

Temporary Side Effects of Arm Lift Surgery

These are a few possible short-term side effects of an arm lift plastic surgery:
  • Discomfort
  • Mild pain
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Tingling sensation
  • Feeling of tightness at the incision site
  • Bleeding
These symptoms, in general, tend to resolve within a few days without the need for any specific type of treatment.

Eliminating Side Effects

You should be able to control your discomfort in most cases with nonprescription pain medications. However, your doctor may prescribe strong pain medications as well. Proper use of compression bandages and rest can speed the healing process and minimize discomfort. In addition, a healthy diet can keep inflammation at bay and stimulate healing. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for brachioplasty (arm lift) surgery.

Contact Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Colgrove to Schedule a Consultation

For more information about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Atlanta Plastic Surgeon, Robert A. Colgrove, Jr., M.D. at Vinings Surgery Center please visit us at Vinings Surgery Center is taking patients from Greater Atlanta Georgia, Buckhead, Marietta, Roswell, Dunwoody and surrounding areas. View Cosmetic Procedure & Treatments Average Price List

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