Brachioplasty Defined

White BikiniWhen you first hear the term “brachioplasty” you might think it’s a prehistoric name that refers to some sort of dinosaur specie, but it’s actually the medical term for an arm lift. An arm lift is a surgery designed to lift and tighten the area under the arms in order to give patients a more taut and youthful appearance. If you have noticed that when you wave, your arms are waving back, it might be time to either hit the gym really hard or consider plastic surgery. But if you’ve spent hours of time at the gym trying to get your arms toned but you just aren’t seeing the results, then a brachioplasty might be exactly what you are looking for.

What is the surgery like?

Do to its fairly invasive nature, you will be under anesthesia during the entire brachioplasty procedure. During the procedure, your doctor will make incisions typically on either the inside or the back of the arm in order to access the fat tissue and excess skin. Depending on how much fat and skin needs to be removed, will contribute to how big and where the incisions will have to be made. Once the incisions have been made, excess fat will either be excised or removed via liposuction. And underlying tissue will be lifted and tightened in order to give you that more taut looking appearance.

What is recovery like?

Recovery from an arm lift typically lasts a few weeks. During the first few days up to a week after the procedure, a small drain will be placed in your arm in order to drain any excess fluids from the incision site. Your arms will also be wrapped in compression bandages in order to ensure that the incision site and your arms stay in the best possible shape possible. You will also be restricted to movement and your ability to lift heavy things as your arms heal from the procedure.

If you are interested in getting an arm lift done, it’s good to know what to expect. With results that will leave your jaw dropping, you will be more than pleased by what you see.

To learn more, contact our office today.

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