Arm Lift - Brachioplasty
Arm Lift, also called Brachioplasty or Arm Tuck, is a procedure designed to remove redundant arm flab- also known as “Bat Wings”. Loose upper arm skin folds are not only unsightly, but also interfere with one’s ability to fit in sleeved tops, as well as causing underarm skin rash and irritation.
Candidates for Arm Lift surgery are often embarrassed by their large arms which they can’t hide.
The style of Arm Lift performed depends on the amount and location of your excess skin. In most cases the excess skin will be pulled up into the armpit, called Axillary Brachioplasty. For those whose excess skin extends from the armpit to the elbow, the only option is the complete removal of the arm flab. This scar is placed on the inner side of the arm, which is hidden in a normal pose.
Arm Lift Surgery is usually performed under general aneasthetic and usually takes 2 to 3 hours to complete. You will have to stay in the clinic over night.
Mr Ferrando will discuss all aspects of the Arm Lift procedure suitable for you at your consultations.
Your consultation for plastic surgery with Mr Ferrando is an important step in the process of considering and undergoing cosmetic or reconstructive procedures.
This initial meeting allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure. It will be an opportunity to ask questions or clarify any concerns that you may have. You will look at the “before and after” images of previous patients and get further information you need to make a decision.
Mr Ferrando will review your medical history and conduct a physical exam. He will then discuss all options suitable for you and explain each stage of the procedure or treatment. The exact procedure depends on the anatomy of the patient.
Our team believes that a well-informed, comfortable patient is one of the most important elements of the process. Whether you move forward with surgery or simply learn more, Dr Ferrando is looking forward to meeting you!
Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. In most cases incisions are placed hidden under the armpit in a “Y” shape. In more severe cases incisions have to be extended to the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm. The underlying supportive tissue will be tightened and reshaped with internal sutures.
If fat is to be reduced during the Arm Lift procedure, it will be treated with Liposuction.
Finally, the skin is smoothed over the new contour of your arm.
Anaesthesia and length of the procedure
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s body shape, age, physical condition and lifestyle.
After the surgery, you may feel a little tender and sore. Mr Ferrando will provide you with pain relief medication to ease your discomfort. The drainage tubes will be removed before you leave the clinic but you may need to keep the dressing and compressive garment on for a few weeks.
Your stitches will be removed within a week or two after surgery.You may also wear a support garment around your upper arm, for few weeks, to reduce swelling and will need to take antibiotics to prevent infection.
Patients are recommended to have at least two weeks off work to allow time to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any exercise or heavy lifting should be avoided for at least six weeks after surgery.
You will need to attend follow up appointments after your surgery but if you have any questions or you feel unsure about anything, please contact Mr Ferrando and he will gladly talk to you. The well being of his patients is very important to him.
Risks and Side Effects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s anatomy, age, physical condition and lifestyle.
During his procedures and treatments, he does everything possible to minimise the risk of complications by practicing a meticulously detailed approach and applying his world-class training background.
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This initial contact allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure.
It will be an opportunity to ask questions or clarify any concerns that you may have and get further information you need to make a decision.