Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift surgery, improves the contour of the upper arm by removing the fat and excess skin which hangs there. This is most commonly requested by aging women, but some men opt to have this procedure as well. An arm lift is often performed on post-bariatric surgery patients who have lost large amounts of weight.
During the arm lift surgery procedure, the incision is made beneath the arm and can extend from the elbow to the armpit, varying upon how much skin must be removed. The skin is then cut away from the rest of the arm and pulled taut around the extremity.
This procedure is very likely to leave a noticeable scar. Most doctors can adjust where they make their incision so that the cut runs either underneath the arm or on the inside surface. These are less visible in normal poses and can improve over time as the scar fades. However, most patients need to be firmly aware that they are essentially trading “skin for scars” with this procedure.
The recovery time for arm lift surgery is similar to that of other body contouring procedures. The results will be immediately obvious, but will show more improvement as swelling subsides. The scars will heal and mature over the next year.
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