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Arm Lift

 

Procedure

The goal of the arm lift (brachioplasty) is to reduce skin redundancy and to reduce the circumference of the arm.many techniques are present . When there is good skin tone or minimal skin sagging, fat deposits can be reduced by liposuction. In case of  marked skin redundancy or laxity can only be improved by surgery. 

The incision has to be placed in an axillary crease and in the internal aspect of the arm along a line extending from the axilla to the elbow. 

 

Length of procedure 

Two to four  hours.

 

Anesthesia

The anesthesia can be general or local with sedation depending on the case and extent and type of surgical plan 

 

Inpatient/Outpatient

Both options are possible.

 

Possible Side Effects

In some cases edema or lymphoedema of the arms can result.

 

Risks

Highly visible or keloid scars and cutaneous nerve injuries.

 

Recovery

The healing process may take seven to ten days. An elastic bandage or compression garment may be recommended for several months.

 

Results

Good and stable results can be achieved in young patients with good skin tone as well as in adults of older age, sometimes with the help of several months of postoperative elastic compression.