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Fluctuations in weight, growing older, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise. An arm lift gives you the ability to reduce the amount of stubborn fat and sagging skin on the upper arms with beautiful results.

What are the Benefits of an Arm Lift?

If you have sagging skin or stubborn fat on your upper arms, then you’ll appreciate the benefits of an arm lift. Some of the benefits include:

  • Reduces excess sagging skin that droops off the upper arms
  • Tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue to restore firm definition to the upper arms
  • Reduces localized pockets of fat that make the arms look heavy and unattractive

What is Recovery like After Arm Lift Surgery?

During your recovery from arm lift surgery, dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and your arms may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling following surgery. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid.

You will be given specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site and drains. You will also be given medications to apply or take orally to aid in healing. During your recovery, you will need to be careful in how you move your body; you will have to avoid lifting your arms, so no stress is put on the incision sites. We will be closely monitoring your progress, as we want the healing process to be as fast and comfortable as possible. Within about four to eight weeks, you can expect to return to your usual exercise routine and to go about your life as normal – with firmer, tauter, more defined upper arms.

When Will I See the Results from Arm Lift Surgery?

The smoother, tighter contours that result from arm lift surgery are apparent almost immediately following your procedure. At first, it is normal to experience some swelling and bruising, which subsides over the following weeks. There will be scars that will remain where the incisions were made, but these will fade over time and blend with your skin color. The scars are hidden in discreet areas on the underside of your upper arms so that they are not visible when your arms are at your side.

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Why Choose Dr. Rashid for Arm Lift Surgery?

Choosing Dr. Rashid means choosing a trusted and certified plastic surgeon that has your best interests in mind. Dr. Rashid is an acclaimed, board-certified plastic surgeon, dedicated to educating his clients about their choices and helping them to find the best solutions for their cosmetic goals.

Arm lift surgery is performed at our luxurious private clinic in Peoria, Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery. Our new location offers a state-of-the-art surgical suite where your arm lift can be performed in comfort and safety.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19


The health and safety of our patients and staff remain our top priority. As recommendations evolve during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, we continue to evolve. We are using CDC recommendations to best serve our patients, protect our staff and families, and do our part to prevent transmission and slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus.


As an essential service, Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery will remain open during normal business hours. In accordance with guidelines from the American College of Surgeons, our surgeons are evaluating the medical need for procedures on a case by case basis daily. They are using data driven assessment for the delivery of clinical care based on the assimilation of the COVID-associated risk and all medical and logistical information available.

The Medspa temporary closure has been extended through April 7, 2020. Appointments for non-essential medical services are being limited from March 23- April 7th. Our office staff will be reaching out to reschedule these appointments. At this time, we will continue to accept new appointments, scheduling non-essential services after April 7th. If you wish to purchase skincare products or gift cards, please call ahead to pay via credit card and we will ship the items to you.


We are actively implementing a secure, HIPAA compliant, platform to allow patients to communicate directly with our staff and providers through two-way text, photo and document sharing, as well as video conferencing. The integration of this platform into our practice begins Tuesday March 24th. Please visit the website frequently for updates on use.


  • If you have the following symptoms or situation PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
    • A temperature of 100.4 or greater orally
    • Sore throat or dry cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • You or a family member have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to self-quarantine by a physician
  • If you choose to cancel your appointment, all fees and penalties will be waived.
  • We are reducing visitors to one guest per patient.
  • We have provided an alternative option to our waiting room. Patients can wait in their cars, receive text notifications, bypass the waiting room, and enter a disinfected exam room when it is ready for use. Additional instructions for this procedure are posted on our front door.
  • If you choose to utilize the in-office waiting room, we are disinfecting all areas of our office multiple times a day. You must remain six feet apart from other individuals.
  • Surgeons and staff will not be shaking hands and hallway doors have been propped open.
  • We are screening all staff prior to entry into the office and requesting staff stay home if ill.
  • Some of our amenities in the waiting room will not be operational in order to minimize contact.
  • Hand sanitizer and/or soap and water are readily available.
  • As always, we remain compliant with all federal and state requirements.


Dates of closure could be extended and additional changes implemented as we continue to make safety our first priority. Please call 309-670-0700 with questions and check our social media and website frequently to stay up to date.

Sincerely, Drs Khurram Rashid and Harrison Putman III

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