Surgery that removes the loose, excess skin and tightens the upper arms.


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If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, or simply aged a little, you may discover upper arm “bat wings:” that loose, floppy skin of the upper arms and axillary region. Excess upper arm skin and fat can make it difficult to find shirts and tank tops that fit, or simply, it can be embarrassing and unsightly. The solution to this issue is “arm lift” surgery which removes the loose, excess skin and tightens the upper arms.

About the procedure

What is Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Surgery? The arm lift or brachioplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that removes loose skin and fat from the arms. At least two variants of the arm lift procedure exist, and they differ in their scar patterns and amount of skin and fat that can be removed. Depending on the degree of skin laxity and excess fat, liposuction alone, a combination of liposuction and skin excision, or a two-staged procedure with liposuction and skin excision is used. We will help you select the best arm lift surgery to fit your needs and fulfil your dreams. For patients with minimal skin laxity, good skin tone, and minimal to moderate amounts of excess fat, liposuction alone can be a good choice to improve the contour and firmness of the upper arms. For patients with skin laxity of the upper arm and moderate amounts of excess fat, a combination of upper arm liposuction and skin excision is needed. Depending on the amount of excess skin, a number of different incisions can be used. Reasons for getting an Arm Lift surgery: Genetics, age or excessive weight loss can cause the skin to lose thickness, elasticity and adherence to underlying tissue. Gravity pulls the upper arm skin down and creates a flabby appearance that is unresponsive to diet and exercise. An upper arm lift, also called Brachioplasty, can reshape the arm by tightening the hanging skin. By removing extra skin and fat, an upper arm lift will dramatically reduce flabbiness and result in a firm, more youthful contour. An upper arm lift makes the arm more in proportion with the rest of the body and patients often find that their clothes fit better. Arm lifts are ideal for healthy, non-smoking male and female patients who have a significant amount of excess, hanging skin in the upper arm area. Patients should be at a stable weight and have a comfortable diet and exercise routine prior to considering any body contouring procedure. To be a good candidate for Upper Arm Lift, you must have realistic expectations about what this cosmetic surgery procedure can do for you. It’s important to understand that an upper arm lift can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or cause other people to treat you differently.

Before, during & after

Before surgery: Pharmaceuticals containing acetylsalicylic acid (Acylpirin, Aspirin, and Anopyrin etc.) should not be used for 3 weeks before the Upper Arm Lift cosmetic surgery, as they decrease clotting time of blood. In case you are a smoker you are advised to stop smoking or at least to cut down on cigarettes. Smoking slows down the recovery process and can also increase the risk or complications.
Operation: Before the surgery, the plastic surgeon will mark the areas where the surgery will be performed. The incision for this procedure begins at the inner elbow and proceeds to the armpit in order to excise the extra skin. The incisions are planned so that the resulting scar is along the back of your inner upper arm, placed in the least visible location possible.
Recovery: Garments worn after liposuction are essential to achieving good results following surgery. You will have to wear this garment for 4–6 weeks after the surgery. After a month it is no longer necessary for the underwear to be worn at night. The plastic surgeon usually uses dissolvable stitches, which do not need to be removed after the surgery. After 2 weeks, you can return to everyday activities, avoiding strong physical efforts. In 4 weeks you may slowly resume exercise. Any bruising and swelling will usually dissipate within 1–2 months. Bruising or inflammation of the treated area is common, but this will disappear over time. The final result is seen after your scars have matured, approximately 6 months. Frequently Asked Questions: How will I feel after the upper arm lift surgery? You will probably feel tired, sleepy and suffer from pain especially in 1–3 days after the surgery. You will be given some painkillers and tablets for reducing the swelling. The surgeon will also prescribe antibiotics as a prevention of any potential infection. Is the recovery after Upper arm lift surgery painful? According to our client’s experience, they did suffer from pain. However, when you leave the clinic you will be prescribed painkillers by the surgeon. You will probably feel discomfort, swelling, heaviness, and numbness in the areas where surgery was performed. What are the possible risks and complications? The specific risks and the suitability of upper arm lift for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

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