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What are the potential risks and complications of an arm lift?

Although surgery is generally safe, there are potential complications and risks associated with any surgery. I will discuss these general risks with you, as well as provide detailed information about the complications and risks associated with an arm lift including:

  • Some patients experience temporary numbness near the incision sites, and on the inner side of the arm. This is temporary and gradually improves with time.
  • The scars may need to be extended into the arm pit and chest wall if there is a lot of excess skin
  • Movement may be restricted to the tightened skin of the arm
  • In very rare cases, the skin may not heal properly, resulting in the need for a skin graft
  • In patients where the removal of large amounts of skin was necessary, a blood transfusion may be required
  • Fluid (seroma) may accumulate under the skin of the incision site which may require a draining procedure

Hypertrophic and keloid scars may form. These are scars which are prominent and visible, and may be itchy, unsightly and annoying. However, they do not pose a threat to your health.

How much does an arm lift cost?

Costs associated with an arm lift vary between $12,000-$17,000 depending on a few factors.

After your consultation, Dr Moradi's staff will give you an itemised account of the total cost.

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