Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)
Information: An arm lift tightens loose skin under the arm that creates a "batwing" appearance. It's frequently performed for patients, who have sagging skin due to massive loss of weight or natural ageing. The procedure is often performed with liposuction to get rid of excess fat.
Arm Lift Surgery
Like our entire body, our arms also affected due to the damaging factors like gravity, external factors, nutrition and ageing. The excess and sagging skin is the result of these factors. Therefore, surgical procedures are recommended for the intense problems that cannot be solved with non-surgical operations.
Right Candidates for Arm Lift Surgery
All male and female patients facing aesthetic problems like sagging, loose or excess skin can undergo this procedure.
Will There Be Any Scars After the Procedure?
Yes, the surgeon to operate should perform the procedure by opening the cuts on the areas where the stitches can be hidden. If the operation is performed on the area where the arm touches the body, there will be a more aesthetic look until the scars are completely healed.
Is This Procedure a Permanent Solution?
This operation gives almost permanent solutions for most of the patients. Because the excess skin and tissue are removed from the arm section. But the patient can experience a fair amount of sagging on the arms due to external factors like ageing and gravity. However, the extent of such sagging will never be as discomforting as the way before the surgery.
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and requires 2-3 hours. At the end of the procedure, a corset bandage will be put on the surgery area. Depending on the healing process, this bandage should be used consistently for 4-6 weeks. Patients who experience severe excess sagging on the arm section and lipidosis or sagging due to weight loss-gain can benefit from this surgery to a great extent.
There might be swelling and bruises on the surgical area after the surgery. According to the severity of the bruises or swelling, the arm will get a fine look within 7 to 15 days. You will be able to perform your normal daily activities within 7 to 10 days, however, it will take longer to get back to normal in physical terms.
After the healing process is completed, there will be a located mark from underarm to the elbow section, which is not seen when you are standing in a normal position. This mark will be red and brown in the first 6 months. Depending on the improvement of the scar, the colour will be skin-toned within 1-2 years and will be unnoticeable. It should be remembered that not only the quality of stitches but also genetic factors also play an important role in scar healing.