What is the recovery time after an arm lift?
The recovery after an arm lift is typically easy and uneventful, typically taking about one to two weeks, although every person is slightly different. You will need to arrange another adult to drive you home following surgery, as you will have been under anesthesia.
You will be restricted from driving for another ten days or so. You will need to avoid lifting your arms so that the incisions are not subjected to tension. You will need to limit arm movement until the incisions are healed.
Avoid any vigorous physical activities until given the okay by your surgeon but you should take gentle walks daily. You can plan on returning to work (desk jobs) in one to two weeks. You will have prescription pain medication to keep you comfortable in the early stage of healing.