Brachioplasty, otherwise known as arm lift surgery is a procedure that reshapes the upper arms.
This is done by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat. The result is smoother skin and better proportioned contours of the upper arms. Arm Surgery is designed to tighten the skin and improve the contour of the upper arms. The procedure tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, whilst reducing localised pockets of fat.
Where is the arm lift surgery or brachioplasty incision?
The incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. It is also determined by the best judgment of your plastic surgeon. Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm, depending on the surgeon’s preference. They may extend from the side of the chest to just below the elbow.
If fat is to be reduced during your brachioplasty (arm lift), it will be excised or removed with liposuction. Depending on your specific conditions, incisions may be more limited. Following this, underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. The result is smoother skin over the new contour of your arm.
The smoother, tighter contours that result from brachioplasty are apparent almost immediately following your procedure. However, initial brachioplasty results will be somewhat obscured by swelling and bruising. Your new, shapely and toned upper arm is dramatically improved both in appearance and feel.