Brachioplasty(Arm Lift) is a surgical procedure aimed to reshape and provide improved contour to the upper arms and connecting area of the chest wall. While “Brachioplasty” is commonly used to describe a specific procedure for the upper arms, the term can also be used to describe any surgical arm contouring. Brachioplasty is often used to address issues such as excessive loose skin or excessive fat in the arms when it does not respond well to diet and exercise. Brachioplasty is a common procedure for patients who have experienced massive weight loss and has gained popularity since 2000.
Features & Benefits
Improved arm contour
Brachioplasty can address sagging or loose skin in the upper arms, particularly in cases of significant weight loss or natural aging. The procedure removes excess skin and fat, tightening the underlying tissues and giving the arms a more youthful and contoured appearance.
Many people feel self-conscious about the appearance of their arms, especially when excess skin and fat create a “batwing” appearance. By enhancing the contour of the arms, brachioplasty can boost self-esteem and improve body image, allowing individuals to feel more confident in clothing styles that reveal their arms.
In some cases, excess skin and fat on the upper arms can cause discomfort and irritation, particularly when the arms rub against the torso during physical activity or while wearing certain types of clothing. By removing this excess tissue, brachioplasty can alleviate these issues and enhance overall comfort.
Motivation for a healthy lifestyle
For individuals who have undergone significant weight loss, brachioplasty can serve as a motivational reward and a symbol of their achievement. It can reinforce their commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and encourage further improvements in their overall well-being.
Before & After Results
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How Does Brachioplasty Work?
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.
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Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms. It aims to achieve a more toned and contoured appearance.
Good candidates for brachioplasty are individuals who have loose, sagging skin and excess fat in the upper arm area, often due to significant weight loss or aging. They should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the results.
During a brachioplasty, an incision is made along the inner or back of the upper arm. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining skin is tightened and sutured in place. Liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat before skin removal.
There are various techniques for brachioplasty, including traditional brachioplasty, extended brachioplasty, and minimal incision brachioplasty. The choice of technique depends on the amount of excess skin and fat and the patient’s individual needs.
After brachioplasty, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort. A compression garment is usually worn to help minimize swelling and support the healing process. Most patients can return to light activities within a week but should avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks.
Like any surgical procedure, brachioplasty carries risks such as infection, scarring, poor wound healing, and changes in sensation. Working with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon can help minimize these risks.
Yes, brachioplasty can be combined with other procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation, or tummy tuck as part of a more comprehensive body contouring plan. However, the suitability for combination surgeries should be discussed with your surgeon.
While some improvement will be visible immediately after surgery, it may take several months for swelling to fully subside and for the final results to become apparent. Scars also continue to improve in appearance over time.
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