Arm lift.

Why is an arm lift (brachioplasty) performed?

Due to gravity, aging, and excessive weight loss, significant changes occur in the upper arm section between the shoulder and the elbow. Structural changes in the adipose tissue of the skin and subcutaneous wrinkles in the arm and in particular relaxation. These undesirable changes cause the person to look older than the person at all and can cause psychological problems that prevent wearing short-sleeved or spaghetti straps. Arm lifting is an operation to find solutions to all of these problems.

Does a scar remain after an arm lift (brachioplasty)?

In aesthetic surgery of arm lifting, depending on the extent to which the skin on the arm relaxes, there is a scar that extends to the elbow in the inner area of the arm or under the armpit, and sometimes in both regions. As with all plastic operations, this scar is initially noticeable and red. Once the recovery is complete, the scar will be less visible. In cases where the improvement is not normal, the scar can remain pink or dark.

What other methods are there for arm lifting?

The aging and weakness of the arm can cause the skin to sag, sometimes there may be problems with excessive thinning due to excessive weight gain.
The arm area can be properly thinned with applications such as liposuction, laser lipolysis in case of thickening, which is caused by excessive fat accumulation.
With thinning that occurs as a result of excessive weakness, a sufficient thickness can be achieved in the arm area by injecting the fat taken from your own body into the upper arm.

Can Arm Lift surgery be combined with other procedures?

Arm Lift surgery can be combined with other procedures, depending on the patient’s individual needs and goals. For example, it is common to combine Arm Lift surgery with liposuction to remove excess fat from the arms and enhance the overall contouring effect. Arm Lift surgery can also be performed as part of a more comprehensive body contouring procedure, such as a Mommy Makeover or a Body Lift surgery. However, combining Arm Lift surgery with other procedures may increase the overall surgical time and recovery period, and the surgeon will need to evaluate the patient’s overall health and medical history to determine if multiple procedures can be performed safely.

How long do the results of Arm Lift surgery last?

The results of Arm Lift surgery are long-lasting, but the longevity of the results will depend on a variety of factors, including the patient’s age, genetics, skin elasticity, and lifestyle choices. In general, the results of Arm Lift surgery can last for several years or even longer if the patient maintains a stable weight and follows a healthy lifestyle.

However, it’s important to note that Arm Lift surgery does not prevent the natural aging process, and over time, the skin and underlying tissues of the arms may begin to sag or loosen again. Additionally, significant weight fluctuations or pregnancy after the surgery can also affect the longevity of the results.

To maximize the longevity of the results, patients should follow their surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully, including maintaining a healthy diet, staying hydrated, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and protecting the arms from sun damage. Regular exercise that targets the arms can also help maintain muscle tone and overall arm contouring.

Arm lift (brachioplasty)
Arm Lift

What kind of anesthesia is used during Arm Lift surgery?

Arm Lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means the patient will be completely asleep and unaware during the procedure. In some cases, local anesthesia with sedation may be used instead, which allows the patient to remain conscious but relaxed while the surgeon numbs the treatment area.

The type of anesthesia used will depend on several factors, including the patient’s medical history, the extent of the procedure, and the surgeon’s preference. The anesthesia plan will be discussed with the patient during the pre-operative consultation to ensure their comfort and safety during the surgery.

It’s important to note that all surgical procedures, including those performed under anesthesia, carry some degree of risk. Patients should discuss any concerns they have about anesthesia with their surgeon and disclose any pre-existing medical conditions or medications they are taking that may affect their response to anesthesia.

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