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ARM LIFT OR BRACHIOPLASTY SURGERY

WHAT IS ARM LIFT OR BRACHIOPLASTY SURGERY?

Arm Lift or Brachioplasty Surgery, also referred as Arm Reduction Surgery is the removal of surplus skin and fatty tissues from inner portions of the upper arms leaving the area slimmer and smoother.

Aging, weight loss and gravity can cause the skin to stretch and make the arms appear droopy giving bat wings type appearance. Significant weight loss can especially lead to stretched and loose skin that cannot be improved by exercise. Upper arms are particularly affected, due to the accumulation of excess fat and decreasing supportive muscle tone. Workouts can fortify the essential muscle tone but cannot improve the weakened dermal tissues or surplus skin and localised fat.

Brachioplasty can help address the problem of sagging and loose appearance of the upper arms by removing the surplus fat and skin – giving it a smooth, toned contour.

ARM LIFT OR BRACHIOPLASTY SURGERY PROCEDURE

Arm lift surgery is generally performed under general anaesthesia. This procedure is performed either on its own or as a part of body contouring procedures after post-bariatric surgery massive weight loss. The process involves removal of skin along the lower side of the arm by making incisions along the inner arm, leaving a thin scar on the inside of the arm. Excess tissues are removed and the circumference of the upper arm is reduced through this surgery. The extent of correction depends on the looseness of the supportive tissues and amount of excessive skin.

Usually, the cuts extend from the elbow to the armpit or axilla, which helps in removing the superfluous skin in the centre of the arm. However, incisions may be modified to reduce scars. If surplus fat needs to be reduced during brachioplasty, liposuction can be performed to improve the contour. Incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures or stitches that are removed in one to two weeks post-surgery.

WHO CAN UNDERGO THE ARM LIFT OR BRACHIOPLASTY SURGERY?

Any person with excessive tummy fat and loose abdominal skin can go for the surgery. A tummy tuck is appropriate for women and men with good health. In women, the condition is often caused by multiple pregnancies leading to skin and muscle weakening resulting in stretch marks and abdominal bulge. A tummy tuck helps them to get rid of unwanted loose skin and fat, making the abdominal contour appear more firm, attractive and youthful. The surgical treatment is also an alternative for both men and women who have lost weight after a period of obesity and are subsequently suffering from skin laxity and high fat deposits in the abdominal region.

AFTER ARM LIFT OR BRACHIOPLASTY SURGERY

One to three days of hospitalisation may be necessary. Salt solution transfusions will be given to replenish the fluid content in your body and drainage tubes will be inserted into the lower abdomen for draining serum and blood. Moderate to severe pain may occur for which you will be prescribed appropriate pain killers and you’ll need to keep your knees and hips bent to lower the stress on your stitches. You will be provided with an abdominal corset to wear for about 3 weeks to give you additional support and reduce pain during recovery period.

OUTCOMES OF ARM LIFT OR BRACHIOPLASTY SURGERY

Noticeable scars may persist across the lower abdominal area and around the umbilicus. You may experience temporary numbness in the lower part of the abdominal wall which may persist in some cases. Swelling, bruising and discharge may also occur, however you should be healed within a few weeks.

LIMITATIONS

Skin tightening is usually carried out downwards and doesn’t tighten the waist; vertical removal of skin can be carried out, but is not always appropriate. A fatty protuberance above the incision mark may also remain if liposuction is not carried out during the surgery. To uphold the effects of tummy tuck, weight maintenance and exercise is essential. Pregnancies after the operation will lead to skin stretching again.

POTENTIAL RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

Bleeding, haematoma, seroma formation,infection, temporary bruising and swelling, scar related problems, asymmetry, numbness around the scar, skin tags at the scar ends, delayed wound healing of the umbilicus due to necrosis and skin necrosis, persistent dissatisfaction with the appearance.

PRECAUTIONS BEFORE SURGERY

Avoid taking asprin or anti-inflammatory drugs for 2 weeks before surgery. Stop smoking 6 weeks before surgery.

SUMMARY

Operation duration: 2 – 2.5 hours. Anaesthesia: General. Hospital Stay: 1-2 nights. Time offwork: 2-3 weeks. Overall result: visible from 2-6 months.

ARM LIFT OR BRACHIOPLASTY SURGERY ENQUIRIES

If you require any further information about Arm Lift or Brachioplasty Surgery, or the range of surgical and non surgical treatments provided by Mr Javaid or wish to book a consultation please contact us by completing our enquiry form or by using the following contact details:

Enquiries in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire:
Please speak to Mrs Pauline Titley (private secretary) on 077 8069 8989

Enquiries in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire:
Please speak to Mrs Pauline Titley (private secretary) on 077 8069 8989

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