Your arms might get a drooping appearance with time which can be because of aging, weight gain or weight loss or even inheritance factors. The sagging appearance is not fixed with the help of restricted diet plan or workout. An arm reduction or lift known as Brachioplasty in technical medical terms is a surgical treatment that is performed for removing the excess fat and skin from the arms and tightening the skin. It improves the contours of the arms by removing sagging skin and excess fat.
Who Can Consider an Arm Lift?
You can opt for the arms’ reduction or lift surgery if;
- Your upper arms have excess fat deposits
- Your upper arms have sagging skin
- You are not obese
- You are in good health both physically and mentally
- You are not suffering from a serious medical condition
- You don’t smoke
- You have realistic expectations with the surgery
How is it Performed?
The administration of general anesthesia is required to carry out arm lift surgery. Afterward, the incisions are made by your plastic surgeons. The location and length of the incision would depend upon the treatment plan.
Your plastic surgeon will design the treatment plan after examining your condition and understanding your expectations from the treatment. If less fat or skin needs to be removed, a smaller incision would be created. However, a relatively longer incision will be made that goes till armpit if there are excess skin fat and skin. Your surgeon will make an incision on the inner side of the arm so the scar is not visible.
Internal sutures will be utilized by your doctor to improve the underlying skin tissues by tightening them. Your surgeon would close the incision by stitches. Your surgeon may place drainage tube under the skin temporarily to drain the blood.
Liposuction is also a treatment option which is a less invasive technique to remove excess fat deposits from the arm.
What to Expect After Surgery?
You will be sent home on the day of surgery. The dressings will be removed after 4 to 5 days following surgery. You will be given a compression garment to wrap around your arm to control the swelling. The drainage tubes will also be removed in few days after the blood or excess fluid has been drained.
If you have wobbly upper arms that have a drooping appearance, arm lift surgery might be the right option for you. To book a free consultation with one of our plastic surgeon, you just have to fill in the given form.