Arm Lift

What is an Arm Lift?

A brachioplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from under your arm to achieve better aesthetic for the upper torso, such as arms. The technical term used in describing this surgery is “brachioplasty."

Who is an Arm Lift Candidate?

It is normal effect of the aging process for skin and tissue on arms to lose its elasticity. Fat accumulation can also be a side-effect, but it only applies in case you are generally healthy; otherwise this procedure may not work well because there's nothing special about your body that would make these treatments effective.
Those with medical conditions that may interfere with proper healing may not be suitable candidates for this procedure. Smokers, and patients expecting unrealistic results also may not be suitable candidates for an arm lift.

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Arm Lift Surgery Pre-Op and Post-Op

How do I prepare for my Arm Lift?

Incisions are made on the inner and back regions of an upper arm during surgery. Make sure to inform your physician about any current medical conditions before undergoing this procedure, as it may need postponing in case you develop a cold or infection after leaving hospital. The duration for these operations can last up 2-3 hours with most people needing assistance at home so someone should drive them around until they get well again while recovering from anesthesia effects which usually disappear within 3 days post operation if not longer depending how severe patient's condition was beforehand.

What happens during an Arm Lift?

The best results will be achieved through honest teamwork with Dr. Chmielewski, after regions for reduction are decided anesthesia is administered to reduce pain in the operation incisions are made allow access remove excess skin and fat these operations can often take place on inner or back upper arm - identified as needing removal due its excessive weightiness; They're then lifted up by tightening their structure until all sutures have been tied off leaving you looking thinner than ever before.

What is the Arm Lift Recovery Process?

A person's arm may be swollen, bruised and discolored for a few weeks following surgery. To help with the recovery process you should plan on maintaining a stable body weight throughout it all while staying physically active will keep any swelling at bay too! A follow up appointment can also be very beneficial in assessing how well your wounds are healing as well determines what treatment might need if any more were needed after our procedure is complete.

What are the Risks of an Arm Lift?

Post-operative complications such as poor healing results in conspicuous scars. Other general risks include infection, numbness, arm swelling and possible lymphedema which may be permanent. Smokers should be advised to stop, as smoking may increase the risk of complications and delay healing. You can reduce your risk of complications by closely following your surgeon’s instructions before and after the surgery, especially with regard to when and how you should resume physical activity