Brachioplasty or an arm lift procedure, a type of body contouring surgery that reshapes the back of your upper arm. Excess skin and fat are removed from between the armpit and elbow. The remaining skin is then repositioned and contoured back for a lifted and toned appearance.
You may choose to have an arm lift to correct sagging or loose skin at the upper arm. Especially one that lost skin elasticity typically from a significant weight loss.
Some pain, soreness, and redness are expected. You may have a tube underneath your skin to drain fluids and may need to stay overnight in the hospital. However, some patients are able to go home on the day itself. In that case, make sure that you have someone to drive you home.
Normal diet can be resume when you are read.
Ensure to follow aftercare instructions from your doctor.
Movement may be limited and your doctor will let you know how much movement is encouraged. Try not to put too much pressure on the incisions till they heal.
Results will be visible almost immediately after the procedure and will last as long as there isn’t drastic changes in your weight.
Keep up with a healthy and active lifestyle to prolong its effect.
Possible risk includes:
Trouble with wound healing
Damage to lymphatic tissue. This may cause swelling in your arm.
Damage to nearby nerves
Complications from anesthesia
Pain that doesn’t go away
Blood clots. These can include pulmonary embolism.
Thick or widened scars