Also known as Brachioplasty
Excess fat in the arms, is most of the time genetical. If the skin of the arms is elastic, an arm liposuction will give excellent results.
In some situation due to excessive weight loss or simply aging, the arm of the skin will sag, and become floppy and will bother the patient during sportive activities as well as with clothing. An arm lift or brachioplasty is indicated.
The brachioplasty procedure involve a liposuction to treat the excessive fat all around the arms. and a skin resection to remove the excess skin.
Depending on the amount and location of the excess skin , Dr Paul Audi will outline the incisions for you. Some cases it will be in the axilla, in other it will be vertical line from the axilla to the elbow with variable length according to the amount of skin to be resected.
The incision will be closed with one layer of absorbable suture.
You will have visible scars along the insides of your arms, extending from the armpit to the elbow.
The majority of the patients will have a thin hairline scar.
The procedure will be done under intravenous sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia or epidural.
The incisions will be in the most inconspicuous locations possible.
A sterile dressing and a compression garment will be applied.
The procedure is done in an outpatient setting , after recovering from the anesthesia , you will go home the same day.
You should avoid any raising of your arms above your shoulders for two weeks. no exercises or sportive activities for 6 weeks.
A silicone gel will be used for three months.
You will follow with Dr Paul at regular visits to follow your healing process.