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As we age, many of us notice the elasticity in our skin is not what it used to be. A common concern is what is commonly referred to as ‘bat wings’ – excess upper arm tissue that is lose and ‘flabby’. This is an issue often accentuated with weight loss. An arm lift is a body contouring procedure that is becoming increasingly more popular as it can help you feel more confident in your body.
|SURGEON||Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon|
|CONSULTATION||Included in price|
|LENGTH OF SURGERY||3+ hours|
|HOSPITAL STAY||2 nights under General Anaesthesia|
|TIME AT DESTINATION||10 nights|
|HOSPITAL AND AIRPORT TRANSFERS||Included in price|
|POST OP RECOVERY TIME||3 months|
|PRICE - ARM LIFT FROM||THB: 92,000.00 / AUD: 3,870.00 / NZD: 4,187.00|
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The best candidate for an arm lift is someone who is:
As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to remember that your surgery will not turn you into someone else and you should not rely on your procedure to change your life. If you are considering undergoing a procedure it is imperative you speak to someone you trust, are happy in your life and are simply seeking to enhance your appearance and confidence, rather than looking to completely change who you are. It is equally important you are psychologically ready.
It is important to discuss with your doctors and with us any:
Medical conditions you have
Once you arrive at your destination you will have a physical evaluation with your surgeon, where you will discuss your goals and concerns and finalise the plan for surgery. At this examination your surgeon will determine the best procedure for you and explain it to you in detail, including any limitations. It is important that you head into surgery with realistic goals. During this examination your surgeon may also make recommendations for other procedures available to you at the same time.
In the lead-up to your surgery, it is important you do the following:
Stop smoking. Smoking can cause problems with circulation and increase the possibility of complications.
Length of surgery:
Depending the extent of the procedure, to contour both upper arms the procedure is often approximately three hours. Some patients return home within hours of the surgery; however, others will be required to stay at least two nights in the hospital.
Recovery and post-op care:
A potential risk in some patients is fluid accumulation, so to prevent this your surgeon may leave a small drain in place for a few days. It is likely that your arms will be placed in compression garments in the operating room, which you will be expected to wear during your initial recovery.
After two weeks, normal daily activity can be resumed. Strenuous activity, such as lifting and exercise must be avoided for four to six weeks. During the first two weeks, initial scarring will heal, and it is then that you will work with your surgeon on scar management.
Pain and discomfort can be managed with oral medications and you will also be prescribed antibiotics to prevent any infection.
Length of stay:
Most surgeons recommend spending 10 days, as you will have regular check-ups throughout your holiday. To get the most out of your recovery time we suggest you partake in gentle exercise, yoga classes and treat yourself to some pampering. If you are feeling up to it, there is plenty to see and do in Phuket, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Risks and complications are minimised by using our highly-skilled, trusted doctors and nurses. However, with every precaution taken complications can still occur. These are rare and few patients experience any issues. If you have any concerns about your procedure and the possible preconditions and risks, please discuss them with your doctor and nurses.
Potential risks include:
Many people who travel to Thailand & Malaysia have more than one procedure to obtain a more balanced look and to take advantage of the cost savings. This is particularly common in patients seeking body contouring procedures due to weight loss, such as tummy tucks. Non-surgical treatments are also commonly undertaken, such as dermabrasion and chemical peels or dental procedures.