Also known as Brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward. Arm Lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.
Medications are administered for your comfort during Arm Lift surgery.
Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm, depending on the surgeon’s preference, and may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow. Excess fat may be directly excised or treated with liposuction.
Then, underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. Finally, the skin is smoothed over the new contour of your arm.
Your incisions will be closed either with absorbable sutures or stitches that will be removed within one to two weeks following your Arm Lift.
The smoother, tighter contours that result from Brachioplasty are apparent almost immediately following your procedure, although there will likely be swelling and bruising.
During your recovery from Arm Lift surgery, dressings or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and your arms may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling following surgery.
A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid.
You will be given specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing, specific concerns to look for and when to follow up with Dr. Luis Suarez.