Arm Lift Surgery
Tight, slender, beautiful arms are something most women wish for. It is preferred to have firm arms without loose and sometimes excess skin. As our body matures, muscles weaken, and without strengthening and sculpting exercises or in other cases, significant weight changes, the arms often look flabby and depleted instead of firm and sculpted, as we would like.
Today there is a way to enhance the composition of the arms and enjoy the tight sculpted look, especially the underarm- brachioplasty.
The purpose of brachioplasty surgery is to remove excess skin and fat from the arms, leaving them looking naturally tight and contoured.
Living in such a hot climate, wardrobe consists of T-shirts or tank tops the majority of the year, constantly exposing the arms. There is no reason to be ashamed or feel the need to hide your arms. This procedure allows you to reach the ideal shape.
About the Procedure
Depending on the specific case, this procedure could include a combination of liposuction and the removal of excess skin. There are two locations in which the incision can be made: in the armpit or along the inside of each arm.
The removal of excess tissues requires is done carefully and meticulously in order not to damage the lymphatic system, blood vessels and nerves.
After the operation, wearing a compression garment (shapewear) for six weeks is required for optimal results. This is why it is highly recommended to undergo this type of procedure during the winter months.
Sometimes it will be necessary to insert a drain during surgery, in order to drain excess fluids. The drain will be removed 2-3 days after the operation
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If you smoke, we recommend that you stop smoking before surgery.
Approximately two weeks before the operation, you should avoid medications that increase the bleeding – you should avoid taking Aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs such as Nurofen, Vitamin E and Omega 3, which may affect clotting times.
If you are over 40, you will need an ECG and chest x-ray.
The armpits should be shaved 3 days before surgery.
You will be required to fast for 8 hours before the operation.
Questions and Answers
Arm lift surgery lasts approximately two hours and is performed under general anesthesia.
If you have undergone considerable weight loss, if you are a mature woman, experiencing natural aging of the skin, if you have an extensive decrease in muscle mass or have sagging skin due to genetic causes, this surgery is suitable for you.
You will require current blood tests (CBC, Chemistry and Coagulation panel).
Two weeks before surgery, stop taking medications that may affect clotting factors such as Aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs such as Nurofen, Vitamin E and Omega 3.
Anyone over the age of 40 will need to do an ECG and chest x-ray.
Armpits should be shaved 3 days before surgery.
You will be required to fast 8 hours before surgery.
It is recommended to stop smoking two weeks prior to surgery.
A scar will remain after surgery. Sometimes the scar is red, sensitive and raised (hypertrophic), it is important to note that such scars cannot foreseen, the manner of scarring is genetic and individual.
If you smoke you can expect more significant scarring.
Bleeding – There may be light bleeding that can be arrested with direct pressure. More significant bleeding requires surgical treatment to cauterize the bleeding vessel.
Seroma is a buildup of serous fluid, it is extracted with a needle, and sometimes requires insertion of a drain.
Asymmetry, if and when it occurs, can be treated with further surgery.
There may be numbness in the area of the incisions for a period of up to several months.
A pressure bandage is required to be worn for six weeks. During recovery time, refrain from raising your arms above shoulder height, avoid exertion and exercise for 6 weeks.
If there is any discomfort or pain, it is recommended to take OTC pain medication as necessary.
The sutures are soluble and do not need to be removed.
The remaining scar will settle over time and fade within 6-12 months, but some scarring will remain.
Once the incisions have healed completely it is recommended to use silicone strips to reduce the appearance of the scar.
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