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Post-weight loss surgery – arm lift

This is an intervention to tauten sagging skin on the arms, which usually occurs after weight loss. An arm lift is usually combined with liposuction for an even more harmonious, natural result.

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QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

  • Where are the scars located after an arm lift?
    When there is very little excess skin, the scar is under the armpit. In more standard cases, the scar is along the inner arm.
  • How long before you can resume normal activity?
    You can return to work after 7-15 days and resume sport after about 2 months.
  • What interventions can be combined with an arm lift?
    An arm lift is usually combined with a liposuction to thin down arm circumference.

Useful information

Before the intervention

  • Two consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • You will be given a quote and a mutual informed consent form, which must both be signed before the intervention.
  • Stop smoking for 1 month before and after the intervention.
  • Do not take aspirin (except for cardiovascular indications to be discussed with your cardiologist and/or anaesthetist) for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Shaving is not obligatory.
  • Pre-operative photographs are taken.
  • 15-day medico-legal reflection period (which cannot be shortened) between the 1st consultation and the intervention.

Day of the intervention

  • General anaesthetic.
  • Duration of the intervention: 2 hours on average.
  • 1 night on average in hospital.

After the intervention

  • Take an anticoagulant for 15 days after the intervention.
  • Wear a compression garment day and night for 4 weeks.
  • The drainage system is removed 1-3 days after the intervention.
  • The stitches are not removed since they are absorbable.
  • Return to work: after 15 days on average, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: gradually, from 6 weeks onwards.
  • Result obtained: immediately, with the final result after 3-6 months.

Prices

  • Post-weight loss surgery – arm lift
    From 9,000 CHF

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