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Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to address excess skin and fat on the upper arms. This procedure is often sought by individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight, experienced natural aging, or simply want to improve the appearance of their upper arms.
Brachioplasty is primarily performed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms, resulting in a more toned and youthful appearance. It can help eliminate “bat wings” or sagging skin that can be caused by weight loss or aging.
Brachioplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Green makes an incision along the inner arm, typically from the elbow to the armpit, following the natural contours of the arm. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining skin is tightened and sutured in place. Liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat.
Recovery time varies from person to person, but most patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the days following surgery. You should wear an arm compression garment to aid in the healing process.
Candidates & Consultation
Ideal candidates for brachioplasty include individuals who are in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and have excess skin and/or fat in their upper arms. It’s important to note that brachioplasty is not a substitute for weight loss or exercise.
During your consultation with Dr. Green, he will assess your goals, evaluate your arms, discuss the procedure, and determine if you are a suitable candidate. Dr. Green usually will try to avoid skin excision if at all possible and use primarily liposuction and Vaser to improve the aesthetics of the upper arm without the scarring associated with brachioplasty.
Results & Risks
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with brachioplasty. These can include infection, scarring, hematoma (collection of blood under the skin), numbness, and changes in skin sensation.
The results of a brachioplasty can be seen once swelling and bruising subside. Over time, the scars from the incisions should fade, but they may not completely disappear. The final results are generally long-lasting, especially if you maintain a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle.
The cost of brachioplasty can vary widely depending on factors such as the extent of the procedure. Dr. Green will provide you with a quote at the time of your consultation.