HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Arm lift surgery generally safe, minor risks need to be considered, Mayo Clinic finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic plastic surgeons report that surgery to remove excess skin and fat in the upper arm, known as an "arm lift," is generally low risk. Minor complications may arise in approximately 25 percent of cases.

"We concluded that an arm lift is a safe procedure, but there are complications associated with it that surgeons and patients should be aware of," says James Knoetgen, III, M.D., Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon and lead study investigator. "Overall, the complication rate is relatively low, and the large majority of complications are minor. The only concerning complication we encountered in our study was injury to or irritation of sensory nerves in the arm that can cause numbness in the forearms, and rarely, pain in the hand and forearm."

In the Mayo Clinic study, the types of complications found to arise following arm lift surgery included fluid collections under the skin (10 percent), poor scarring (10 percent), skin infection (7.5 percent), abscesses under the skin (2.5 percent) and wound separation (7.5 percent). Nerve injuries occurred in 5 percent of the patients; one patient experienced prolonged numbness of one forearm and hand, and another patient developed pain in one forearm and hand. None of the patients required operative treatment for the complications.

Of the 40 patients studied, five had parts of their arm lifts revised, four to make changes in the skin appearance and one to have arm liposuction.

Dr. Knoetgen and Steven Moran, M.D., also a Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, undertook this research to better understand the complications and outcomes of arm lift surgery, indicates Dr. Knoetgen.

In addition to aesthetic benefits, arm lifts can provide functional benefits for some patients. Dr. Knoetgen explains that in massive weight loss patients, an arm lift can help treat rashes that have developed due to excess upper arm skin sticking to the skin of the armpit and chest. It may
'"/>

Contact: Lisa Lucier
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
9-May-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals
2. Nonsmall cell lung cancer -- chemotherapy before surgery appears better than surgery alone
3. After epilepsy surgery, quality of life related more to seizures than memory
4. Pancreatic surgery riskier for obese patients
5. Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra
6. Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery
7. Same-day coronary angiography and surgery safe for many patients
8. Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
9. Experts debate role of stenting, bypass surgery in left main coronary artery disease
10. Chemotherapy more effective when given before breast cancer surgery
11. Inflammatory system genes linked to cognitive decline after heart surgery

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/9/2019)... , ... July 09, 2019 , ... ... agencies in medical marketing and communications. Covering everything from multinational holding companies to ... agency landscape. , The 2019 version of the Agency 100 contains a full ...
(Date:7/9/2019)... and MT. PROSPECT, Ill. (PRWEB) , ... July ... ... patient flow, staff workflow, and asset tracking technology, today announced a validated integration ... platform. , Midmark RTLS has been enhancing Rauland’s nurse call platform with location ...
(Date:7/9/2019)... ... July 09, 2019 , ... Heilind Electronics , a ... Electronics in North America, has recently added the manufacturer’s AC01 Series connectors to ... contact pitch and 2.5mm to 3.0mm stacking height to accommodate today’s smaller and ...
(Date:7/9/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... July 09, 2019 , ... Fonolo ... launch of its new call center field guide: How to Prepare Your Call ... for call centers to improve customer interactions during a crucial time of year: Open ...
(Date:7/9/2019)... INDIALANTIC, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... July 08, 2019 , ... ... of Hearing Loss. The guide walks you statistics of hearing loss, parts of the ... Online Hearing, “Hearing loss is caused by a number of reasons. Depending on the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2019)... LAKE, Minn. (PRWEB) , ... July 11, 2019 ... ... Products” by Johnson and Johnson and Nu Skin, and considered by a luminary ... industry" the natural and organic oil consists of Sciadonic Acid DELTA-5, derived from ...
(Date:7/11/2019)... N.J. (PRWEB) , ... July 11, 2019 , ... ... MGMA , GRM Information Management, a leading provider of enterprise content management solutions, ... in French Lick, Indiana July 17 to July 19. , Conference attendees ...
(Date:7/11/2019)... ... July 11, 2019 , ... Twenty-one physicians from ... Top Doctors. All of these professionals are recognized as Atlanta’s Top Doctors in ... publication’s urology category and all of the physicians in the pediatric urology category ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: