As one ages or post significant weight loss, the skin on the upper arm sags and loosens. With exercise, one can improve the muscle tone, but the excess skin that has lost its elasticity cannot be addressed. Arm lift surgery, also known as Brachioplasty is a procedure that is performed to excise excess skin and fat from the area between the armpit and the elbow. The extra skin is placed back over the newly developed contours giving the arms a more toned look and also reducing the localized pockets of fat.
What Is Arm Lift?
Arm Lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the under portion of your arms.
Arm Lift reshapes and tone the upper arm to tighten loose skin and remove fat under the arm.
Arm Lift is often used to address issues such as excessive loose skin or excessive fat in the arms when it does not respond well to diet and exercise.
What To Expect At The Consultation With Dr. Abizer Kapadia?
Dr. Abizer Kapadia gives the utmost importance to the consultation as it is the step where you understand the procedure, all the aspects of it, and analyze your comfort level with the doctor and his/her staff. During the consultation, Dr. Abizer Kapadia will guide you through the whole process with all the details and will discuss different procedures, the suitable procedure for you, preparation for the surgery, and its recovery process, helping you make an informed decision. Dr. Abizer will also discuss and understand your reasons for getting surgery and help you have realistic goals and expectations from the surgery.
During the consultation, you should prepare yourself to discuss your medical history, previous surgeries, drug allergies, medical conditions, and other such topics concerning your health. Dr. Abizer also urges his patients to ask questions and queries to resolve any doubts they may have regarding the surgery, procedure, risks involved, results as his utmost priority lies in the safety and satisfaction of his patients.
How Arm Lift Surgery is Performed?
An incision is made on the undersides of the arms. The length of the incision varies depending on the amount of skin to be excised. Once the incision is made, the tissues are tightened and excess skin is removed. The incision is then secured with sutures or surgical tape. Liposuction technique is usually incorporated to achieve better contour and shape, depending on the amount of fat in the arms.
What Is The Recovery After Arm Lift Surgery?
The patients might experience minimal swelling or discomfort, but it will subside in few days. It is advised to avoid lifting the arms above the shoulder level for 4 weeks. Any strenuous activities, including lifting weights or exercise must be avoided for 4-6 weeks or until advised by the surgeon.
The surgeon will advise you to wear a compression sleeve for 4-6 weeks to help bring the swelling down and to maintain the contours achieved during the surgery.
What Are The Results?
An arm lift surgery can help achieve a more toned appearance of the arms with a smoother and tighter contours. The results of an arm lift surgery are long lasting if one maintains a healthy stable weight and general fitness.