An arm lift is also known as brachioplasty which removes the excess skin and fat from the underarm, between the armpit and the elbow. This is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can be performed in either women or men.Reasons to choose surgery:

As we age our skin becomes thinner and less elastic, we lose muscle bulk and tone and the fatty tissue under the surface of the skin loses its volume. Along with the natural result of aging, often weight gain and weight loss can often lead to drooping or excess skin.

The sagging area under the upper arm can cause women to feel self-conscious to wear certain attire. You should also opt for this method if you have an ongoing infection of sweat glands in the armpits. Unless you get a significant amount of weight (10 kilograms or more), the results of an arm lift usually last a long time.It is important to discuss your expectations and desired outcomes with your surgeon prior to this procedure.

What to expect?

An operation of the lift arm will take 2-3 hours and performed in a hospital or clinic under anesthesia. The incision is made from the elbow to the armpit, allowing your doctor to remove excess skin and small fat deposits. Rewrapped and skin is then stitched together. The size and shape of your arms will change immediately and continue to change after the swelling has reduced, generally after 10-14 days. Your scars may take a year to fully infuse, so be sure to follow the instructions of your surgeon in the treatment of scar healing.

Your arms may have little pain for 2-3 days after surgery. Most women will return to normal activities in 3-4 weeks after the procedure.

Most of the arm lifts procedures are performed in outpatient basis, which means you will probably go home several hours after you recovered from the effects of anesthesia.

Specific things to do after the arm lift surgery:

Your arms will be wrapped in dressings and bandages as well as a compression garment that is used to keep the swelling and bruising. but we at angels recommend you to keep the dressings dry.

Fast Facts:

  • An arm lift reduces excess skin and fat from the upper underarm area.
  • You should not go for this surgical technique if your weight is not stable.
  • The procedure takes between 2 and 3 hours.
  • You have a scar on the inside of your arm, which will fade over time.
  • Swelling and bruising will be reduced in10 days following surgical procedure.
  • You ¬†need to wear a compression garment following surgery.

Complications of Brachioplasty

The following complications may occur with an arm lift procedure:

  • Bleeding rarely
  • Infection
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Swelling of the hands
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Blood clots
  • Widened scars
  • Skin discoloration