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What is Brachioplasty?

This cosmetic surgery that enhances the structures of the upper arms is known as Brachioplasty. However, it is commonly called arm lift surgery. This arm reduction procedure is tailored to patients with loose skin or fat deposits on their upper arms.

Brachioplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to tighten the skin and remove excess fat stores in the upper arm. It helps tone the upper arm muscles while creating an appealing contour to your arms. This treatment covers the region from the armpit to the elbow.

If you are bothered by the excess skin hanging by your arm and exercise does not really help, it may be best to visit your trusted surgeons and doctors in Melbourne for a consultation. To learn more about Brachioplasty, visit SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors for your initial consultation.

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Are you tired of doing arm exercise routines yet you still have those flabby upper arms?

Or do you feel like you have batwings when you raise your arms?

Now, is the right time to consider a Brachioplasty arm lift procedure. This plastic surgery treatment aims to address sagging upper arms by upper arm skin excision, extraction of subcutaneous fat tissues, or both.

Brachioplasty surgery is a reparative treatment that results in toned upper arms while ensuring a smooth, soft and natural-looking appearance. It can help address excess skin issues that are unsightly.

Here are the most common causes of sagging skin in the upper arms:

  • Weight loss;
  • Ageing;
  • Genetics;
  • Certain diet and exercise;
  • Loss of skin elasticity;
  • Aftereffect of pregnancy or childbirth; and
  • Accumulation of excess fat.

To determine if you are a good candidate for arm lift surgery, it is best to book a consultation with your specialist plastic surgeon. During your consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your body structures focusing on your arms.

Your doctor may also consider your health and medical history, your preferred treatment, your skin condition, and your expected results from the treatment. Your plastic surgeon will also consider your mental health to ensure that you are ready for upper arm reduction surgery.

Generally, your specialist plastic surgeon will ensure that you avoid certain lifestyle habits that may impact the results of arm lift surgery. This includes smoking and alcohol drinking.

In some instances, if you are taking blood-thinning medications or supplements, he or she may ask you to stop them until after your recovery period. This will also include any history of illnesses that may affect your healing processes.

Finally, your surgeon will ask you how much the excess skin on your upper arms bother you. In which case, you may need to signify your desire to alleviate it and your willingness to follow post-operative recovery regimes. This may also include pre-operative arrangements needed for the procedure.

Although liposuction is one of the more common ways of getting an upper am reduction, it may not always be the most ideal treatment. Liposuction is recommended for patients with sagging upper arms caused by accumulated fat cells.

In essence, subcutaneous fat can be extracted through liposuction. However, if the cause of your sagging upper arm is excess skin aggravated by the loss of elasticity, liposuction may not be the right treatment for you. In which case, your specialist plastic surgeon may recommend arm lift surgery by excision.

Traditional Arm Lift

This is the most common type of Brachioplasty. It includes the excision of excess, sagging skin from the armpit down to the elbow.

Limited Incision Arm Lift

This surgical arm reduction procedure involves the dermal suspension of the upper arm skin to the axillary fascia. In some cases, it may also include Lipoplasty before the dermal suspension. The incision is minimally made in the armpit only.

Extended Arm Lift

This upper arm lift plastic surgery tends to “extend” to a body lift. While a traditional arm lift focuses on the upper arm alone, an extended arm lift is performed by making an incision and excision to the upper arms and stretches along the chest. Thus, other skin and fat issues related to the body may be addressed as well.

Brachioplasty surgery aims to tighten the upper arm muscles while reducing loose skin and excess fats. Although some plastic surgeons may suggest weight reduction before arm lift surgery, the aim is to see if losing weight can help reduce flabby arms before going through a surgical procedure.

There are several ways of performing an arm lift surgery. Technically, they differ in the procedure, however, they have a common goal which is to remove unwanted that flabby upper arm.

Here are the common typical steps required in an arm lift procedure:

Consultation

This upper arm skin surgical procedure starts with a consultation. During this time, comprehensive health and medical evaluation and diagnosis are conducted to ensure that proper treatment.

Anaesthetics

Just like any other body lift surgical procedures, arm lift plastic surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. Thus, a licensed anesthesiologist will administer the needed amount of anaesthetics to the patient.

Incisions

When the treatment site is ready, the plastic surgeon will make an incision over the skin, The length and pattern will depend on the treatment site and the amount of skin for excision or amount of fat for extraction.

Generally, the incisions are made at inconspicuous areas of the skin like the inner side of the arm, or the armpit. This will allow a better appearance for the arms, especially after the healing process.

Liposuction

In case, liposuction is necessary, it will be done after a small incision is made along the arms, armpits, or chest.

Excisions

After removing the excess upper arm skin or fat deposits, internal sutures are made to tighten the inner underlying tissues of your upper arms. This also helps create the contour you desire for your arms. In some instances, your surgeon may place a small, thin cannula under your skin as drainage for blood and fluid accumulation.

Sutures

Lastly, superficial incisions are sutured. Afterwhich, your surgeon will suit you up with a compression garment. This will help in the blood and oxygen circulation and for faster healing.

Return Check-up

An additional step is the return check-up. This is vital to ensure that the procedure is successful. Your surgeon will schedule you to visit him or her again after about 2 weeks to ensure that everything is going well and to lower any risks of complications.

Generally, recovery periods for upper arm reduction surgery vary per patient. Some have a slower healing time while others recover in just a couple of weeks. However, on average, it takes about 2 to 3 weeks for the superficial wound to heal.

A complete recovery period for the internal wounds may take up to 16 to 36 weeks depending on the coping mechanism of the patient.

Depending on the type of upper arm surgery, Brachioplasty or arm lift plastic surgery performed, a patient may be advised to stay in the hospital for a couple of days. Immediately after the procedure, and as the anaesthetics wear off, you may feel some soreness and some swelling on the treatment site and the surrounding body structures.

After the surgery, it is highly recommended that you ask a friend or relative to accompany or drive you home. You may also be advised to take some time off work to ensure an optimum recovery period.

During this time, your plastic surgeon will ask you to diligently and attentively follow the aftercare guidelines that he will provide.

After complete recovery, you will notice a dramatic change from your flabby arms to slim, beautifully contoured arms.

Here are some post-operative regimens for continuous and fast recovery:

  • Diligently follow any medication that your plastic surgeon prescribes;
  • Limit arm movements for one week following the treatment;
  • Wear your compression garments as instructed by your plastic surgeon;
  • Avoid unnecessary weight loss or weight gain during your recovery period;
  • Arms should be elevated on pillows when you sleep, especially during the next 5 nights after the surgery;
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol drinking and other lifestyle habits that may hamper optimum results;
  • Surgery requires incisions, excisions and stitches, hence, the formation of scars is inevitable. However, you can minimize the scars if you will allow them to settle in nicely. Avoid, scratching and picking on the cuts and sutures as they heal;
  • In case your surgeon prescribes an anti-itch or anti-scarring ointment, apply it attentively;
  • After surgery scars form depending on the type of skin of the patient. Some incur surgical keloids that are unsightly, hence, plastic surgeons recommend scar revision treatments after recovering from the arm lift surgery; and
  • For some patients, a subsequent Brachioplasty surgery may be recommended after about 1 to 2 years as a result of skin ageing or loss of elasticity.

SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors offer patient care advisor consultation to all patients. Please contact us by phone or visit us in our Melbourne clinic.

You may also fill out the form on this page with your first name, last name, contact number and email address. Afterwhich, our patient coordinator will schedule you for your initial consultation with our board-certified doctors.

Surgery always carries risks and complications. However, these can be minimized with proper consultation and post-operative care procedures.

After the surgery, patients may experience post-operative downtimes including mild to moderate pain, swelling and bruising. Some patients may also experience some redness, bleeding and irritation. Thus, it is best to follow the recommended post-surgical care provided by your plastic surgeon.

Here are some post-surgery risks and complications that may occur after an arm lift surgery:

  • Irritation and infection on the surgery sites;
  • Unwarranted surgical wound opening;
  • Unwanted keloid scarring;
  • Risks of blood and fluid accumulation or seroma;
  • Tissue damage at the treatment site; and
  • Loss of sensation on the affected areas of the surgery.

Patients may visit any accredited hospital or clinic that offers comprehensive assessment and diagnosis for Brachioplasty surgery. Although surgeons vary in recommendations, getting professional advice can help patients make the right choice.

SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors provide extensive medical evaluation for Brachioplasty consultation. We will help you understand how this treatment can help you achieve the beautification goals you desire for your arm and body.

You may call us by phone or complete the form on this page with your first name, last name and contact information. No need for long hospital queues, we will accommodate you at your most convenient time.

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