Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
A brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the contour of the upper arms and the areas around the armpit. The loss of the contour normally occurs after rapid weight loss, as well as due to the deposition of too much fat in the arm. It can also be the result of the normal aging process. Most experts recommend the use of exercise to get rid of fat under the arm. When this does not work or when there is excessive skin left, brachioplasty can help.
Beneifts of Brachioplasty
Brachioplasty is a common cosmetic procedure and has many benefits, including:
- A relatively short surgery
- The effects are instant
- Healing times are short
- It obviously improves physical appearance
- Affordable cosmetic procedure
- Allows you to wear short-sleeved clothing confidently
About the Procedure
There are three basic steps to brachioplasty: the preparation, the actual surgery, and the recovery. During the preparation, the surgeon will assess you to find out exactly what technique to use. They will also inform you of the realistic outcomes you can expect based on your physical form.
The actual surgery can be done in many ways depending on the technique chosen. Flabby arms due to the accumulation of fat can be corrected through liposuction. Removal of excessive skin is done through minimal incision brachioplasty, traditional brachioplasty, extended brachioplasty and superficial fascial system suspension. The surgeon may use molds to mark the incision site.
After the surgery, you should expect some irritation around the incision site for a week or less. The surgeon may leave in place a drainage tube for the removal of excessive fluid that might accumulate on account of inflammation. The site should be healed within one to three weeks.
The skill of the surgeon combined with the techniques used will determine the chances of scarring after the procedure. Techniques such as the use of micro sutures and making incisions along skin folds markedly reduces this risk.
Brachioplasty | FAQ
Are there conditions that might make it impossible for me to get brachioplasty?
Conditions such as being a current smoker will make you at risk during the surgery. Such conditions need to be controlled before you get brachioplasty or any other surgery done.
What are the chances of visible scarring?
Competent surgeons will use techniques that minimize scarring. The incisions are mostly made in areas that are not easily visible such as in the inner arm. In case scarring does occur, it will not be visible to most people.
When will the incision wound heal?
It takes around 2 weeks for the initial wound to completely heal. This depends on your general health status.
How much risk is involved?
Brachioplasty is a very simple procedure that often takes a short time to complete. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, there is very little risk of any major problem occurring.
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