Improving Your Arm Contour
Brachioplasty, also called Arm lift, helps patients achieve an improved arm contour through the removal of skin and fat tissue.
Candidates for this procedure are often those who have undergone significant weight loss or those who have simply lost skin tone due to aging. A long scar is required for this procedure in exchange for an improved contour.
How we get results
During the procedure, incisions are made on the inside of the arm and an elliptical piece of skin is removed. Liposuction may be utilized to remove fat within the ellipse of skin to be removed, a technique known as Avulsion Brachioplasty. We will discuss these details in greater detail during your consultation. Depending of the patient, the incision may need to be continued past the elbow or into the arm pit and on the chest to remove excessive skin.
The operation is done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia at Auburn Surgery Center.
Taking the time to recover
After the procedure you can expect dressings wrapped on your arms which you can remove to shower. You should avoid lifting more than 5-10 pounds for 4 weeks after surgery. You will want to avoid submerging your incisions under water until we instruct you otherwise. Most patients feel comfortable returning to non-strenuous work within 1 week of surgery. More details regarding post-operative recovery will be discussed during your consultation.