What Is The Recovery After An Elbow Lift?

Q:  Dr. Eppley,  I have loose skin on elbows and I only want the elbows done, I have had a quote but unsure how and when I can drive, and I am not sure about visible scar will be which worries me. It’s just coming into summer and not sure if that would matter to have it done now or wait. Can you advise me Thanking you in advance.

A: The biggest issue with elbow lifts, very similar to armlifts, is that there will be a visible scar as the trade-off for the loose skin. Whether this is a good trade-off will differ for each patient. If you have a scar concern, then this may not be a good procedure for you. That aside, my patients can drive the very next day. This would not be a procedure that most people would want to do in the summertime due to early scar visibility due to short sleeves being worn.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana