Arm lift, which is also referred to as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure intended to remodel the underneath portion of the arm, remove excess fat and tighten the loose skin of the arm. Because of the natural aging process, weight changes and other factors, the skin may become loose due to loss of elasticity and may not respond to diet or exercises. There are many variations of this procedure and other surgeries that can be done in conjunction with it. The goal is to achieve a firm, tight and youthful arm. During consultation, Dr. Said will determine the procedure that is most suitable for your condition.
The surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The procedure is performed through an incision along the back of the arm, inner portion of the arm, or under the armpit through which the excess skin and fat will be removed.
After surgery, there will be some degree of discomfort and swelling for a few days. Strenuous activities must be avoided for several weeks and a compression garment must be worn for the recommended period of time. Dr. Said will give you detailed instructions on how to best handle your recovery.
The main risks and complications associated with brachioplasty are pain, swelling, bruising, numbness, contour deformities, bleeding, infections and unacceptable scars.
The results are long-lasting and you will acquire a smooth contour and toned arms that are proportional to your body weight.