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Arm Lift , Braquioplasty

The arm surgery reduces the flaccidity of your arms and is the perfect solution against excess skin and fat in the area between the underarm and the elbow. The results makes you look more toned.

Brachioplasty is a procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper arm, commonly known as “arm flaps”.

This problems tends to appear during  middle age due to excessive accumulation of fat gravity or significant weight loss after extreme diets or weight loss surgery .

 

 

ANESTHESIA: Can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation or under general anesthesia.

PREPARATION: You would need a blood test, an electrocardiogram (ECG) and radiology tests. During the first visit, we will perform a general health assessment, test the quality of your skin and decide the necessary amount of fat we need to remove.

HOSPITALIZATION: Requires a hospital stay of 24 hours.

SURGERY: The technique is to remove both excess skin and excess fat, combining liposuction and excision of skin. Scars normally remain hidden in the inner arm and armpit and we always try to make the minimum number of scars possible.

 

 

After the procedure the arm will be wrapped in an elastic bandage for about 8 to10 days. After removal of stitches , the elastic bandage is replaced for three weeks by a compression sleeve (pressotherapy sleeve). It is normal to experience edema or swelling after the operation . It will disappear with the help of a lymphatic drainage treatment that will start on the 8-9 th day after the operation.

 

 

DURATION: Varies depending on the type of lift. Normally between one and a half to 4 hours.

 

 

FAQs

What postoperative care do I have to follow?

Following the intervention you may feel areas of numbness or hyperesthesia in the inner arm and forearm due to changes in the sensory nerves, all transient for a few weeks or months and resolved by themselves.

It is advisable to treat the scar with rosehip oil or scar reducing patches during the months following the intervention to achieve a more aesthetic result .

What specific risk presents an arm lift?

Specifics risks are rare but like any surgery there may be bruising, infections or abnormal reactions to anesthesia. There also may be injuries to deep structures of the skin or to the cutaneous sensory nerves

Can I sunbathe after surgery?

We advise not to expose the scars or the area around them directly into the sun light to avoid the danger of getting liver spots. We do not recommend the use of UVA light.

Is it a painful process?

No, although the feeling of tension and swelling of the skin during the first few days will cause some discomfort