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.