Arm Lift- Brachioplasty:
Arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms, thus tightening skin and making muscle tone more visible.
Arm lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to go home shortly after the procedure is complete. An incision will be made on the underside of the upper arm, through which your surgeon will remove excess skin and fatty tissue to sculpt the arm into an aesthetically pleasing shape. The length of the incision is typically armpit to elbow. Once this is done, the skin will be tightened, and the incision closed with sutures. Sometimes, patients will need liposuction in combination with arm lift surgery. If this is the case, the liposuction will be performed at the same time as the brachioplasty.
Preparing For Your Arm Lift:
Cease taking all supplements and medications that can increase your risk of bleeding at least two weeks before your surgery. Make sure you check with your primary doctor before stopping any medication.
While you shouldn’t vape or smoke at all, vaping and smoking is particularly problematic when you are undergoing and then recovering from a procedure. Studies show that there is an increased risk of complications in your recovery if you smoke or vape. It is best to quit four weeks or more in advance before surgery.
Recovering from Arm Lift Surgery
Patients can expect some bruising, swelling, and soreness following the procedure. Keeping the arms slightly raised, changing bandages regularly, and keeping the area clean and dry will all help reduce side effects and improve healing. Patients should expect some activity restrictions for several weeks following surgery