Arm lifting

We tighten the upper part of your arms again, eliminating the excess fat and associated skin.

STEP-BY-STEP PLAN

Appointment
If you make an appointment you can nearly always count on Dr. Karim receiving you within 2 weeks.

Operation
The procedure can usually be performed within two weeks of the admission interview.

Rest
After the surgery, you should relax for six weeks and make little effort with your arms.

Checkup
Two weeks after the surgery you will come back for us to see your progress and remove the stitches.

Final checkup
You will come back for a final checkup three months after the operation.

Before the operation

Travel
Because you cannot drive home after an operation (no car or bicycle), it is important to make travel arrangements.

Drugs
Do you use blood-thinning drugs? Please let us know if you do. Ask the doctor from whom you get the prescription and find out if you can temporarily stop treatment. Your doctor will tell you how many days before the operation you should or can stop taking the blood-thinning drug. Dr. Karim wants to ensure this is possible in order to avoid unnecessary risks.

Disease
Fever or flu the day before the operation? Contact Dr. Karim to decide if the operation can be performed or should be postponed.

Cosmetics and personal care products
We understand that you always want to look your best, but on the day of surgery you cannot use skin care products or makeup.

Alcohol
You may feel nervous about the operation, but you can’t drink alcohol the day before (or on the day itself, of course!)! Drinking alcohol increases the chances of subsequent bleeding of the wound.

Signing of the consent form
Before the surgery, you will sign the arm treatment plan.

During the operation

General anaesthetic

We may have to remove your excess fat.

Removal of excess skin

Stitching

Operating time: about 1.5 hours

After the operation

Pressure dressing
We will put a pressure dressing on your arms. You must keep it on for a week even at night.

Follow-up
You will have a follow-up visit one week after the operation. We will remove the compressive bandage. You will need to wear a new type of elastic bandage for six weeks.

Showering
After the first checkup, your can wet your wounds in the shower.

Pain
The first few days your arms and surrounding area will feel sore. This will last a maximum of two weeks.

Drugs
If necessary, you can take two 500 mg paracetamol tablets four times a day.

Resorbable stitches
In an arm operation, resorbable stitches are applied.

Mobility
Take at least two weeks rest and avoid overexertion, such as bending over and lifting heavy objects.

Risks

Safe operation
An arm lift operation is a safe procedure.

Risks inherent to any operation
Subsequent bleeding, infection, fluid retention, thromboembolism, slow healing and/or unsightly scarring.

Specific risks
Blue marks for a period that may last four weeks after the operation, a unsightly scar and permanent local numbness.

Opening of the wound
The wound may open if the patches or stitches are removed prematurely. Do not touch the patches or stitches until the follow-up appointment.

Results

An arm lift is a treatment with a lasting result; the final result can be assessed approximately one year after the intervention.

Symmetry
As with any double-sided surgery, absolute symmetry cannot be guaranteed.

Passage of time
Because of your weight changes or pregnancy, your arms may also change over time.

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Facts about the Arm lifting treatment

Price from

3500

Operation time

about 1,5 hours

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