Brachioplasty (arm lift)

At Dr Tayyab saleem malik clinic (Cosmetic Enclave)

Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure designed to reshape and contour the upper arms by removing excess skin and fat. It is typically sought by individuals who have loose, sagging skin in the upper arms due to factors such as aging, weight loss, or genetics.

During a brachioplasty, an incision is made along the inside or back of the upper arm, extending from the underarm region to the elbow. The length and pattern of the incision may vary depending on the extent of correction required. Excess skin and fat are then removed, and the underlying tissues are tightened and reshaped to achieve a more toned and defined arm contour. In some cases, liposuction may be combined with brachioplasty to further enhance the results.

Brachioplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia, and the procedure can take several hours to complete. Following the surgery, patients may experience temporary swelling, bruising, and discomfort. It is common for patients to wear compression garments to support the arms and minimize swelling during the healing process.

Recovery time varies from person to person, but most individuals can expect to return to work and light activities within one to two weeks. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks or as advised by the surgeon.

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with brachioplasty. These may include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, changes in sensation, asymmetry, and the possibility of revision surgery.

Before considering brachioplasty, it is essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in body contouring procedures. During the consultation, the surgeon will assess your individual needs, discuss your goals and expectations, and evaluate your overall health to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

It is important to have realistic expectations and understand that brachioplasty is not a weight-loss method but rather a procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the arms. It is recommended that individuals be at a stable weight before undergoing an arm lift to optimize the results.

Brachioplasty can provide significant improvements in the appearance of the upper arms, resulting in a more youthful, contoured, and proportionate arm contour. By removing excess skin and fat, individuals can feel more confident and comfortable wearing sleeveless or fitted clothing.

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