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    Arm Lift

    What is an arm lift/ Brachioplasty?

    Anarm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that:

    • Reduces excess sagging skin  or localized fat pockets that droops downward from underside of upper arms
    • It redefines the shape of the upper arm by tightening and smoothening of underlying supportive tissue

    What are the causes of sagging of arm?

    Fluctuations in weight, growing older, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.

    Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.

    Who are suitable candidates for Arm lift surgery?

    • Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
    • Adults of any age with relatively stable weight and  overweight
    • Healthy individuals without medical conditions which increase risk of surgery
    • Non-smokers Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations

    What are Arm lift procedure steps?

    Step 1: It is done under general anesthesia.

    Step 2 – The incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm and may extend from the underarm to just above the elbow. Excess fat may be directly excised or treated with liposuction.

    Inner arm incision
    inner arm incision

    Back of arm incision
    arm incision

    Minimal incision
    arm incision

    Step 3 – Closing the incisions:with absorbable sutures with negative suction drains. The smoother, tighter contours that result from brachioplasty are apparent almost immediately following your procedure, although there will likely be swelling and bruising.

    What are the risks and complications of arm lift surgery?

    • Anesthesia risks
    • Bleeding, Infection, Poor wound healing, Unsightly scarring
    • Fluid accumulation (seroma), fat necrosis
    • Possible need for revisional surgery

    What is post op protocol?

    •   You need to follow specific instructions to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing, avoid exertion and apply compression bandage.
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