the arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms. it is typically done to improve the appearance of sagging or flabby arms that may be caused by aging, weight loss, or genetics.
individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight and have excess skin on their arms
individuals who have sagging or flabby arms due to aging or genetics
individuals who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the procedure
individuals who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
individuals who are excessively overweight
individuals with certain medical conditions or skin infections that may affect the surgery
the arm lift procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia and takes about 2-4 hours. the surgeon will make an incision along the inner or back of the arm and remove excess skin and fat. the incision is then closed with sutures or skin adhesives.
after the procedure, the arms will be wrapped in bandages and a compression garment may be worn to help reduce swelling and support the arms. the recovery period can vary, but most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within 1-2 weeks.
as with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of complications with an arm lift. these may include infection, scarring, bleeding, and nerve damage. it is important to follow your surgeon's post-surgery instructions and report any unusual symptoms to your doctor.