Post Operative Care: Arm Lift

AFTER SURGERY

SHOWERING AND BATHING: Once Dr. Zubowski removes the dressings, you may wash or shower. Water and cleanliness will help, not harm.

DRESSINGS: The dressings placed at the time of surgery usually stay in place for several days. Dr. Zubowski will change them at the office.

ACTIVITIES: Use your arms carefully and gently until the staff gives you clearance for full activities — usually in 3-4 weeks.

DRIVING: You can probably drive as soon as you are comfortable. Let your body “tell” you when you are ready. If you have questions, ask the staff.

AS YOU HEAL

FADING OF SCARS: Initially, the scars will appear red or dark pink, and they will slowly fade over a period of months to a year or more.

WIDENING OF SCARS: Scars will start out very narrow, but may widen over time. Neither you nor Dr. Zubowski can control their eventual width.

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