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Arm Lift Brachioplasty
Arm Lift Brachioplasty
Arm Lift Brachioplasty
Arm Lift Brachioplasty
Arm Lift Brachioplasty

Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)

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Duration Duration
90 minutes
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia
General anaesthetic
Hospital stay Hospital Stay
Day case
Downtime Downtime
10 - 14 days
Results Final Result
6 months
Suitable for Addresses
Sagging skin / inner arm
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Brachioplasty, also known as an Arm Lift, is a surgical procedure that reduces the circumference of the upper arms and removes excess lax skin.

The Arm Lift Surgery targets what is often referred to as ‘bingo wings’ and is usually performed in conjunction with liposuction to improve the overall contours of the arms. This surgery is suitable for men and women and is often performed on patients who have experienced sudden weight fluctuations.

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Arm Lift Brachioplasty
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Top 5 FAQs for Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)

What is a Brachioplasty procedure?
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An arm lift or brachioplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce sagging, loose skin as well as any excess fatty tissue of the upper arm. It is performed primarily to reduce the circumference of the upper arm and to tighten the skin thereby dramatically improving the contour and appearance of the arms.

Am I suitable for a Brachioplasty?
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The best candidates are men and women who are within several pounds (i.e. 10%) of their ideal weight. If you are significantly more than this you will be asked to reduce some weight before going ahead with any surgery. Ideal candidates also possess loose enough skin and tissue laxity to allow a good outcome of the operation. This will be assessed at your consultation. People with Hidradenitis Suppurativa, a persistent ongoing infection disorder of the sweat glands in their armpits, should not undergo Brachiaplasty until treated appropriately. Women who have had Radical Mastectomy or extensive breast cancer surgery are also at risk of developing chronic arm swelling after undergoing this particular procedure and therefore should avoid this operation.

What does a Brachioplasty involve?
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Incisions are made on the inside of the arm and may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow. During the brachiaplasty, excess skin and fat is removed whilst taking care to cauterise and stop any bleeding of the blood vessels. The incision length and pattern will depend on the amount and location of excess skin that is to be removed. Occasionally Liposuction is also used at the same time to reduce surrounding fat. Layers of sutures are then used to close the wounds and a light dressing is applied over the suture lines. A bandage is wrapped around your arms in order to apply some compression and minimise swelling. All sutures used are of the dissolving kind and will not need to be removed.

What can I expect after the surgery?
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When you return to your room you will notice that your arms will be elevated on pillows as well as be wrapped up with compression bandages around them. You will be encouraged to move your hands and fingers to avoid any stiffness. After the general anaesthetic has worn off, you may experience some pain and discomfort. Thankfully a brachiaplasty is not considered a particularly painful procedure and so appropriate pain killers should control this comfortably.

What are the scars like?
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In fact scars are the greatest drawback in this operation. This is because in a standard brachiaplasty the operation results in a permanent scar extending the length of the upper arm, from the armpit to the elbow which may be visible in short sleeve clothing. Unfortunately it is not usually possible to reduce the scar length in this procedure. In fact this is the main reason why many patients decide against having this procedure. This operation basically exchanges one cosmetic problem (loose skin) for another (scars). In general, only those with very loose saggy skin are most likely to find this exchange worthwhile. Those with a small amount of looseness will probably not want the scars. Although initially all scars are somewhat red and lumpy, with time(12-18 months) the scars usually settle and improve. Of course it is not possible to ultimately predict the appearance of anyone’s scars.

Tips from the Top

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation "

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal

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