This procedure, also known as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the armpit (axilla) to the elbow. The procedure is performed to: Reduce excess sagging skin that droops downward, Tighten and smooth the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, and Reduce localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region.
Procedure: Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, as well as the best judgment of your plastic surgeon. Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm, depending on the surgeon’s preference, and may extend from the armpit (axilla) to just above the elbow. If fat is to be reduced during your arm lift, it may be excised or treated with liposuction.
Results: The smoother, tighter contours that result from brachioplasty are apparent almost immediately following your procedure, although initial results will be somewhat obscured by swelling and bruising. The swelling will improve over the next several weeks. Your incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures and/or stitches that will be removed within 1-2 weeks following your arm lift.
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