Brachioplasty, or arm lift, tightens the skin and muscles in the arms by removing excess skin and adipose tissue that is sagging downward with
age, weight gain, or excessive weight loss. Liposuction may be added to the operation. Arm lift surgery can be performed on any patient with sagging in the arm, including normal-weight patients. Liposuction is also performed on patients who are overweight and have an excess of adipose tissue.
VASER may be effective if there is no excess skin and may be sufficient to achieve the desired results. However, it is crucial to remove skin in patients with excessive skin and weaker supportive tissue.
Avoiding smoking before surgery reduces the risk of complications and improves scar healing. The surgery takes about 3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. After the operation, a special arm corset is recommended for the first month. Usual activity could be resumed on average 7-10 days later. It is recommended to avoid excessive arm movements for the first month.
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Stretched arm formation by removing excess skin and adipose tissue that is loosened by age or weight gain in the arm area is known as arm stretching or brachioplasty operation. The fat and / or skin is removed by an incision extending from the elbow to the armpit and sometimes to the chest, with the arm on the inside. Liposuction may be added to the operation.
Arm stretching surgery can be performed on any patient suffering from sagging of the arm, including patients with normal weight. Most of the patients have sagging of the arm skin due to excessive weight loss. Liposuction is also added to patients who are overweight and have sagging skin and excess fat tissue.
VASER can be effective in patients with excess fat in the upper arm, if there is no excess skin. Oil from these areas can be obtained by thinning the arm while recovering some amount of skin. However, in patients with skin laxity, it is inevitable to remove it along with fat. The scar may be confined to the arm and armpits, but may extend to the anterior chest wall in patients who lose excess weight and increase excess skin to the chest.
Stopping smoking prior to surgery increases wound healing rate by reducing the risk of complications.
The operation takes about 3 hours under general anesthesia. It is recommended to use a special arm corset especially for the first month after surgery. The patient can return to daily life after 7-10 days on average. It is recommended to stay away from excessive arm movements for the first month.