Arm lift surgery is a type of
cosmetic surgery designed to alter the shape of your arms. Patients who choose
to undergo the procedure (known as Brachioplasty) often have loose or baggy
skin around the upper arms.
Arm lift surgery should not
be used as an alternative to weight loss, the procedure is best suited to
patients who are close to their healthy weight but are nonetheless unable to
lose baggy skin through exercise and diet. Your doctor will inform you if
brachioplasty is suitable for your body.
The brachioplasty procedure
is a surgical operation that takes roughly 90 to 120 minutes and is usually
performed under general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will assess the most
appropriate place to make an incision in your arm. After making the incision,
your surgeon will remove segments of skin and fat and reclose the tissue
leaving your arm looking tighter and smoother.
Patients who undergo the
brachioplasty procedure should be able to return home after 1 or 2 days. You should
be able to return to normal activities after about 2 weeks. During the recovery
process your doctor will recommend a course of medication for pain relief and
you will need to wear a body contouring garment to aid the healing process.
Brachioplasty is a major surgical procedure and will produce permanent scars on
your arms, but these will fade over time.
Regular exercise will help
you return to normal as quickly as possible. Before beginning a course of
exercise consult with your medical team for advice.
At One Hatfield Hospital
we can book you in to see a specialist Cosmetic surgeon, usually within 48
hours, for an initial consultation.
You can use your private
medical insurance or pay for your own treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0%
finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your
insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One
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