What is the risk to be aware?

What are the risks associated with the Arm Lift procedure?

An arm lift, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks. Some possible risks and complications include:

  • Infection: Any surgical procedure carries a risk of infection. This can be minimized by following your surgeon's post-operative instructions and by keeping the incision site clean and dry.
  • Hematoma or seroma: These are collections of blood or fluid that can occur under the skin after surgery. These can be treated with medication or by reopening the incision.
  • Numbness or tingling: Numbness or tingling in the skin of the upper arm is a common temporary side effect of an arm lift.
  • Scarring: Scars will be visible after the procedure, but they will typically fade over time.
  • Blood clots: Blood clots can occur in the legs or lungs after any surgery, and in rare cases, can be fatal.
  • Anesthesia risk: As with any surgical procedure that requires anesthesia, there is a risk of complications from the anesthesia
  • Unsatisfying results: The surgery may not meet the patient's expectation, either due to the patient's unrealistic expectation or due to the surgeon's technical issues.

It's important to discuss these risks with your surgeon in advance, to understand the potential risks and to make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed with the surgery.