Arm Lift – Post Procedure Facts & Advice

Post-operative care for an Arm Lift

  • One will be given a compression garment to wear.
  • One should wear this most of the time.
  • One can take it off to shower leaving the steri-strips and dressings alone.
  • You will be given a brief antibiotic and pain relief to take post-operatively.


  • It is normal for your hands to be fairly swollen especially in the first 4 to 5 days. If you take the garment off for an hour or so and elevate the forearms and hands the swelling will decrease markedly.
  • I will usually see you between 10 to 12 days post-operatively to remove the dressings and take out the sutures.