The skin on your upper arm over time tends to relax, which is especially
emphasized during the aging process, after sudden weight loss, or after
liposuction. By the upper arm lift /Brachioplasty/ the excess of the skin is
removed and thus a youthful appearance of your upper arm is restored.
There is a variety of techniques for solving
the problem of excess upper arm skin. Classically excess skin is removed
along the back-internal aspect of the upper arm. In certain cases where the
minimal excess skin exists, tightening can be achieved with a small
transverse incision in the armpits area. This type of cases are rare, and
the technique is less effective. Limited liposuction may be an integral part
of the upper arm tightening. During office appointment the decision will be
made, what is the intervention, which is going to give You the best results.
Typically, the scar will be positioned from the elbow to the armpit on the
border of Your back and medial part of the upper arm. This guarantees
minimal visibility. The effect is visible immediately after the removal of
excess sagging skin, but for the final result You should wait three
months. Scars are permanent but they fade in period of one year at least.
Duration and anesthesia::
can last from 1 to 3 hours. The procedure can be performed in local
anesthesia, IV analgosedation or general anaesthesia. Advice: smoking
cessation should be done a month before intervention and discontinuation of
aspirin consuming minimum ten days is advised.
It is necessary to stay over night in the hospital. The drainage / if
present / should be removed on the first postoperative day and the dressing
on the eighth day. The sutures should be removed after two weeks. The return
to normal daily activities is allowed after two weeks. The strenuous sport
activities are allowed after two months. The direct sun exposition is not
recommended within a few months.
Possible rare complications include
infections and bleeding.