After your arm lift, you can expect to stay home from work for two to three weeks while you recover. During this time, you will need to keep your arms elevated at all times to ensure an optimal healing process.
We recommend having a friend or family member stay with you during the initial recovery period, as completing routine daily tasks will be difficult. Some post-surgical soreness is normal and can be managed with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Fenner. Swelling and bruising is also common and should subside gradually within a few weeks.
It’s important to avoid all physical activity for the first couple of weeks, except for light walking around the house to promote healing and blood flow. Most patients can safely resume exercise and more strenuous activities within six weeks. However, Dr. Fenner will provide you with a personalized recovery timeline during your post-operative appointments.