Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
During the natural aging process the skin on the upper arms may become loose, causing an undesirable and at times uncomfortable pouch of excess hanging skin. Fluctuations in weight can also cause this unwanted skin. Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, fixes this problem by reshaping the under portion of the upper arm.
During an arm lift, the plastic surgeon will make incisions and remove the unwanted fat and skin. After all of the excess fat and skin has been removed, the surgeon will carefully reshape the patients' arms by redraping the skin over the new slender silhouette. Once the desired shape is achieved, any incisions will be closed using either dissolving sutures or stitches.
After Brachioplasty Surgery
Arm lift surgery is normally preformed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will return home the same day as you have the operation. Unlike some other cosmetic procedures, where you have to wait until after the healing process to reveal the results from the surgery, you will be able to instantly see the results from brachioplasty.
If the plastic surgeon chooses to use stitches during your operation, they will normally be removed within the first two weeks following surgery. An astounding 85% of patients that have had brachioplasty surgery say that it was worth it, and that they were satisfied with their results.