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Arm Surgery Procedures

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING ARM LIFT SURGERY…

Arm lift surgery, also known as a brachioplasty, is a procedure to raise and reshape unsightly, sagging contours around the arms.  During the aging process, skin loses some elasticity, causing the arms to lose their natural shape and firmness. This procedure is designed to remove loose skin and related fat deposits, thus, providing a more youthful appearance. Liposuction may also be completed in conjunction with arm lift surgery.

 

REASONS FOR CONSIDERING ARM LIFT SURGERY:

  • Reshape arm contour.
  • Correct sagging skin and fat due to aging or excessive weight loss.
  • Remedy weight gain and stretched skin caused by multiple pregnancies.

 

GENERAL PROCEDURE

The precise procedure varies with each patient, depending on the body type and desired surgical outcome.  Generally speaking, the arm lift procedure entails making an incision on the inside of the arm. Excess skin is then removed, followed by the underlying fat deposits.  Finally, the skin is pulled taught and sutured into the new configuration.  The entire procedure can last from 1 to 2 hours.  The surgery can be performed either under local or general anesthesia.

 

RECOVERY PROCESS

Generally, post-operative instructions require plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time.  Bandages are applied right after surgery to minimize swelling and provide support.  Tubes are often placed to drain excess fluids.  The scars resulting from the incisions are permanent but are carefully placed so as to minimize visibility.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medication.  Recovery time varies with the extent of the procedure.  While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions that are given after the surgery.

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