Bid Adieu to Sagging skin on your Arm with Brachioplasty
Brachioplasty refers to the treatment of sagging upper arms. Also termed as arm lift surgery, it involves removing unwanted sagging skin from the upper arms that generates due to aging or significant weight loss.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF ARM LIFT SURGERIES
Here is a brief description of some prominent arm lift surgery types:
This method is suitable for young patients having good skin elasticity and only mild sagginess. It requires the surgeon to remove fat and at times, excess tissues produced inside the upper arm.
2. Limited Arm Lift Procedure
It suits people having lesser fat in the upper arm but sagging portion near the armpits. The surgeon extracts the unwanted skin near the armpits to tighten the upper arms.
3. Standard Arm Lift Procedure
This method is effective for patients having long and flabby skin, which extends from the armpit to the elbow. The surgeon pulls out fat, tissues and skin from the patient’s upper arm and strengthens the remaining muscles around it, mostly by using sutures.
4. Extended Arm Lift Procedure
You are a good candidate for this type of arm lift surgery if you are noticing a massive weight loss. The surgeon performs the treatment on the upper arms and extends it to the chest to ensure skin tightening.
PREPARING FOR ARM LIFT SURGERY
The surgeon will inspect your body to recommend the best treatment for the removal of unwanted flabby skin. Additionally, he will ask you to follow certain instructions:
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THE ARM LIFT PROCEDURE
The surgeon will treat the patient at an outpatient day care facility or in an accredited hospital and perform following the procedure as below:
You will remain under observation within a few hours of treatment. After removing drains and stitches, your upper arm will take some time for swelling to reduce. Once recovery is over your arms would look fine.
ARM LIFT SURGERY AFTERCARE
Precautionary Measures after the surgery
THE INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED BY COSMETICSURGERY.IN AND HAVE NO INTENTION TO REPLACE THE MEDICAL ADVICE OF YOUR DOCTOR. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR DIRECTLY FOR ADVICE ABOUT A SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITION. THIS DOCUMENT WAS LAST REVIEWED BYDR. Sumit Malhotra, PLASTIC SURGEON ON: 12-JUN-2020
Surgery Before & After Photos