Avoid extending your arms above shoulder level for at least 4 weeks after arm lift.
Avoid physical and athletic activities for at least 8 weeks. You may start working out with the approval of your surgeon.
Make sure to use the prescribed medication as instructed. This will help you to have effective pain management.
Do not smoke for at least a month after surgery. Smoking narrows vessels disrupts tissue nutrition and causes cell destruction and inflammation.
Alcoholic beverages may interact negatively with any prescribed medication that may cause dehydration. You should also avoid alcohol for at least a month after the procedure.
After your arm lift surgery, contact us immediately if you have the following symptoms; Chest pain, Red spots on the skin, high fever, shortness of breath, and irregular heartbeat are some of the symptoms.
More details on post-op arm lift
- Sports: Most patients can continue light activities such as walking after 2 weeks. You should wait 8 weeks before continuing with your regular exercise routine. Afterward, get your surgeon’s approval.
- Sexual Intercourse: Approximately after 5 – 6 weeks, you may resume your sexual activities.
- Alcohol and Smoking: Do not smoke for at least a month after surgery. Smoking narrows vessels disrupts tissue nutrition and causes cell destruction and inflammation. Alcoholic beverages can interact negatively with any drug after treatment and cause dehydration. You should also avoid alcohol for at least 1 month after the procedure.
- Driving: Most people do not drive until 10 days after an arm lift, as they take prescription painkillers that may cause lethargy.
Food and beverage intake after arm lift surgery is crucial as in all other plastic surgeries. After the surgery, it is very important to have a balanced diet in terms of vitamins, minerals, and protein. A balanced diet will help you to recover from fatigue and any other similar complaints that may occur after surgery in a short time.
Weight gain or weight loss after surgery may adversely affect the outcome of surgery.