The reason for doing an Arm Plastic is because you want to improve the shape of the upper arms or to remove excess leather hanging from the arms, so-called “pike hangings”. Sometimes it can only be enough with a liposuction, in other cases you may need to cut off excess skin.
Operation arm plastic
An arm plastic means that you make a cut along the inside of the upper arm. The length of the cut depends on how much excess skin you have and how much you can stretch the skin. The scars tend to be red from the beginning but fade in the first months after surgery. You can never leave a scar, some may experience it a little disturbing with a scar that appears when you wear a shirt with a short sleeve.
Thinking of home after an arm plastic
Take it easy the first week after your arm plastic. Otherwise, you run the risk of bleeding and unnecessary swelling that prolongs healing.
Keep your girdle on for four weeks both day and night. Then for another four weeks daytime or nighttime. It is good to be without when it is washed.
You can do a shower the third day after surgery.
You should continue to tape the scars after stitching. Use Micropore tape for 6 months or as long as the scars are red, Prosil cerate is also used for about 6 months or until the scars become less visible. The difference is that prosil settles as a membrane on the scar and prevents keloid formation.
You can gradually resume training after four weeks, depending on the type of training. Ask your doctor for advice so you don’t start exercising too soon.
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Before the operation
The first time you visit us, you get to meet an experienced information nurse who listens to your wishes, goes through the operation and answers your questions.
You will, among other things, get information about the procedure itself and what you can expect, what it costs and how long the waiting time is. You can also fill out a questionnaire about your health condition, any past illnesses and surgeries. We also talk about your expectations. This first visit is always free of charge.
If you choose to proceed, we will book an operating time and a consultation time with one of our plastic surgeons.
Consultation is important. We carefully review your health condition and any medicines you take. It provides an opportunity to talk extensively about all aspects of the operation. You can try a number of different types and models of implants with your plastic surgeon. The end goal is that the result is completely in line with your expectations.
It is good if you prepare for the surgery by staying fit and finding out as much as possible about what applies before, during and after the surgery. For the operation to be as good as possible, you should be on a body mass index (BMI) below 30.
Smoking impairs the oxygen supply to the tissue and in turn delays the wound healing process. It also increases the risk of complications and you should therefore be smoke-free 6 weeks before the operation and until the wound is healed.
We are always on hand to answer your questions.
On the day of surgery, you will meet your surgeon. He / she photographs the area of operation if this is not done in conjunction with the consultation.
The procedure is done in local anesthesia in combination with a sedative. The surgery takes about 1-5 hours depending on which body or parts you want to operate. You go home the same day.
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If you want to book a time for surgery, you can do so after the consultation. Sometimes you want to think about the matter and then call and book a time. Once you have decided and booked an operation time you will receive information material from us. There is comprehensive information and instructions about the procedure and what to think about before, during and after the clinic stay.
Prior to surgery
On the day of surgery, you meet your surgeon, who draws on you. You have the opportunity to ask additional questions if needed. You will be photographed.
The length of the operation depends on the procedure being performed as well as its extent. Prior to the surgery, you will receive pain relief for preventative purposes and also some sedative medicine. The procedure is then essentially painless either in local anesthesia or anesthesia.
If the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, you will be able to stand on your own legs and go home, but not drive your own car. Should you need to rest further at the clinic there is of course that possibility.
If the procedure is performed in anesthesia, you will be rested in one of our awakening rooms. Our employees will take good care of you so that you feel safe with us. It is important to keep in mind that you are not allowed to drive your car home after the procedure.
As a rule, prescription drugs such as Panodil and Ipren are sufficient as pain relief when you get home.
Before returning home, you will receive a return card with a telephone number to the clinic and to the plastic surgeon who has performed the operation so that you can reach us around the clock.
One of our nurses will call and hear how you feel 1-2 days after returning home.
After about 2 weeks you will return for a postoperative check. After a week most people can start working and after 3-6 weeks you can start exercising. Before that, we recommend quiet walks.
It is normal for the surgical areas to be swollen for a long time and in some cases it may take 2-3 months before all swelling has settled. Bruises in the skin are also common and harmless but take a few weeks before they fade. To reduce swelling, you should have compression straps in the areas after surgery, first time around the clock for about 4 weeks and then a few more days during the day. The compression treatment also contributes to a good result. Despite refined techniques in liposuction, irregularities and pitting can occur in the skin and this must be aware of. Before the operation, you and your surgeon must have carefully gone through expectations and realistic results.
If you live far from Gothenburg and thus have difficulties in coming to a doctor’s consultation, you can send photographs together with contact details and a description of your wishes. We will contact you for a telephone consultation as soon as the pictures have arrived at the clinic. You will find our email form on the website below contact us.
Package solutions with transport and overnight stay
Laser & Aesthetics also offers package solutions with transport and hotel accommodation in connection with the operating stay. Contact your clinic for more information.