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Excess skin not only occurs around the face and neck; arms can also experience sagging and surplus skin. Causes include significant weight loss or advanced age. You can get rid of the fat in the treated area when combined with liposuction. The effect is immediate and permanent.

The intervention is performed under general anaesthesia and usually takes 1.5–2 hours. The patient must consult the physician and undergo a prior pre-operative examination.

The surgeon makes an incision in the armpit or along the inner arm. They remove any excess skin and hypodermis, lifting the sagging skin up. If required, this intervention can be in combination with liposuction. Finally, the wound is stitched with dissolvable stitches and sterile bandages are applied. The day after surgery, the physician removes drains and applies compression underwear.

Postoperative course

After week 2: Medical check-up (stitches are dissolvable, and not removed)
2 weeks: Rest
By week 2–3: Bruising and swelling healed
Until week 6: Wear compression underwear