What Is Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)?

Brachioplasty, also known as arm lift surgery, is a plastic surgery technique that improves the shape of the upper arms. Brachioplasty is a procedure that removes extra fat and skin from the area between the elbow and the armpit.

To achieve a more toned look, the remaining skin is moved back over the freshly reshaped contours. At Clinicera, our cosmetic surgeons are experts in Brachioplasty, so we make sure that you get the best results possible.

Are You A Suitable Candidate for Brachioplasty Surgery?

Men and women who are within a few pounds of their target weight are the right candidates. If your weight is slightly higher, you will be asked to lose weight before surgery. In addition, ideal candidates have sufficient loose skin and tissue laxity to ensure a successful procedure.

If you are overweight, have excessive weight fluctuations, or have a medical condition that delays or inhibits wound healing, your doctor will not recommend an arm lift procedure.

Operation Process of Brachioplasty

The surgeon will make incisions on the bottom of the patient’s arms to begin the procedure. The length and form of the incisions will differ depending on how much skin will be cut. The surgeon will tighten your underlying tissues and protect them with stitches after making the incisions.

To extract excess fat, the surgeon can choose to use the liposuction procedure. The skin would then be stretched over the fresh contours and any extra skin removed. The incisions will be closed with surgical tape or stitches.

Brachioplasty Post Operation Process

The arms will be sore and bruised after the arm lift, and the patients will feel some pain, which is normal and can be managed with treatment. To reduce the risk of blood clots and other complications, patients may be advised to keep their arms raised for several days after surgery and to resume light training as soon as possible.

For some days to a few weeks, the patients can be told not to lift any weight on their bodies. Until internal healing is complete, the surgeon can also recommend restricting the limit of movement.

After a few days, patients may return to work and participate in light, everyday exercises, as long as they avoid heavy lifting. It is important to understand all of the directions your surgeon will give in order to achieve the best results.

The incisions will recover in 7 to 14 days, after which the sutures will be extracted if necessary. For several weeks, recovery can occur as swelling decreases and incision lines begin to heal. Numbness and a strong sensation over the skin’s surface can fade over time.

Patients must use sun care continuously before the healing process is complete to prevent the skin in the treated area from producing abnormal pigmentation. During the healing process, scars can turn red or black.

Incision lines may take a year or more to refine and fade to some degree. Patients are encouraged to keep their follow-up appointments and follow their surgeon’s instructions.