Oct
13

Q&A: How long does swelling last after arm lift surgery?

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how long does swelling last after arm lift surgery?

- Donna

Answer: 

HOWARD A TOBIN, MD, FACS - LocateADoc.com

Donna,
 
That’s one of those “great” question that are almost impossible to answer accurately, due to individual differences.  As a general rule, I would say that three months is a good average.  That’s when we normally take our post operative photographs and we find that most patients have lost most, if not all, of the swelling.  Of course the scars take a lot longer to mature and you should be thinking of a year or so for them to look near their best.

--HOWARD A TOBIN, MD, FACS
325-695-3630
Abilene, TX

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