This is an operation during which we remove the excess skin and fat from the arm and the underlying supportive tissue in order to provide a fine, youthful shape to the area.
Over time, the skin on the arm area lose elasticity resulting to sagging development and loss of the solid structure that the arm had during the adolescence.
Am I the right candidate for a Brachioplasty?
Candidates for Arm lift surgery are:
Women with excess skin on the arm and armpit
Women after massive weight loss
Women with excess fat in the arm area
Where are the incisions placed in Brachioplasty?
That depends on the degree of the problem. Usually there are 3 categories:
1st : Women with excess fat formation and a slight skin sagging. In this case we have no incisions at all. The extra fat is removed by a special ultrasound device (vaser). A procedure that also helps in the prevention of further contracture and sagging of the skin.
2nd : Women with mild excess fat formation and a slight skin sagging. In this case we have a combination of liposuction with a small incision under the armpit.
3rd : Women with extensive skin relaxation. In this case the removal of loose and drooped skin is made by an incision to the inner part of the arm. Through this incision excess skin and fatty tissue are removed in order to form a more youthful and tight arm. The scars start to gradually fade out and by the appliance of special ointments and silicone leaves they smoothen in such a degree that they are no longer a problem.
Before and After | Brachioplasty