Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Arm lift, also referred to as brachioplasty, is a procedure done to remove excess skin from the upper arm. The skin on the arms loses its elasticity as a result of natural aging or rapid weight loss. Arm lift surgery tightens and tones the upper arms, restoring a clean and youthful contour. Patients with excess fat on their arms may elect to have liposuction performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures.
What should I expect during my arm lift procedure?
An arm lift involves a surgical procedure and is performed under general anesthetic. There will be sutures on the inner surface of the arm which will eventually be camouflaged under clothes. An overnight stay might be required. It may take a week to return to work.
What post-operative instructions will I need to follow after Arm Lift?
A pressure compression garment must be worn for a period of 1 month, which reduces the bruising and swelling and helps produce a nice even contour. These garments can easily be worn under normal clothes. Heavy activities and sports should be avoided for one month.
Patients will have the confidence to wear revealing clothes and raise their arm above their head without hesitating.