Arm lift or Brachioplasty:
What is an Arm Lift?
An arm lift, or Brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that:
- Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
- Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
- Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region
Fluctuations in weight, growing older and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.
Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms is sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.
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You should get all lab instigations, X-ray of chest and other medical evaluation done. You may be asked to stop/adjust certain medicines. You should stop smoking, aspirin or any other blood-thinning medicines, anti-inflammatory drugs and all herbal supplements which can increase the chances of bleeding.
Arm lift candidates
In general, arm lift candidates include:
- Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
- Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
- Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase the risk of surgery
- Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations
What to expect in consultation with Dr. Atodaria, Surat, Gujarat, India?
Patients should be ready with certain points that they would like to discuss with Dr Atodaria.
These points include: Your desired shape of the arms, discuss medical conditions, drug allergies and other medical treatments you are going through currently or in the past. Also inform the current medications you are taking and previous surgeries you have gone through.
Dr. Atodaria will also evaluate your general health status and ask you to consult a physician. He will also take photographs, discuss the course of treatment and discuss the potential risks during and after the procedure.
An adult with positive outlook having realistic expectations, who is otherwise healthy with relatively stable weight with sagging arm skin is the best candidate for arm lift procedure. In non-smoker person complications rate is minimal. Young Indian patients with good skin elasticity may not require removal of skin and may do well with just liposuction & pressure garments.
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon:
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for an arm lift, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.
Arm lift results
The results are evident immediately. There may be some bruising, swelling and pain that gradually subside in the coming weeks to give you your desired look.
The smoother, tighter contours that result from arm lift surgery are apparent almost immediately following your procedure. Initial results will be obscured by swelling and bruising, and a scar will remain where the incision was made.
The results of arm lift surgery will be long-lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of your improvement should be relatively permanent.
Arm lift recovery
Anesthesia: Usually it is performed under General anesthesia.
Hospitalization: 6 hours to 36 hours.
Restriction of Activities involving upper arm, shoulder & chest: 2 to 3 weeks
Pressure Garments: 3 weeks.
A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid.
Arm lift procedure steps
An arm lift procedure is usually performed by intravenous sedation and general anesthesia, with the only liposuction or along with excision of extra skin depending upon your skin laxity & age.
Inner arm incision
Back of arm incision
Cost of the procedure vary from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000/-. These does not include anesthesia charges, lab charges, medicine & pressure garment charges. You need to verify the final charges at the time of consultation.
The arm lift or Brachioplasty is a relatively safe procedure. The risk includes anesthesia risk, bleeding, blood clot, irregularity, seroma, damage to deeper structures, poor wound healing, pain, numbness and scars etc.
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