For many people, sagging skin on the upper arms is a cause for concern, particularly as a result of dramatic weight loss or ageing.
Even with a rigid diet and exercise, loose skin often proves to be incredibly stubborn and can detract from an otherwise firm figure.
At Cranford House Plastic Surgery, we offer an arm reduction procedure that effectively enhances the tone and shape of the upper arms. Interested? Read on to find out exactly what this procedure involves…
What is an arm reduction?
An arm reduction, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure in which excess skin and fat is removed from the area between the elbow and the armpit. This helps to create a more aesthetically pleasing contour, and generally improves the appearance of this area of the body.
Is the procedure right for me?
Brachioplasty is best suited to patients who have an excess of sagging, loose skin in the upper arms caused either by considerable weight loss, or as a result of ageing. While some exercises can certainly help to improve muscle tone in the arms, it is not possible to get rid of excess skin with exercise and dietary changes. An arm reduction procedure is an effective means of achieving a firmer, more toned appearance. During the procedure, small incisions are made in the arms through which excess fat can be removed. The underlying tissues in the arms are then tightened.
What can I expect from the recovery period?
After an arm reduction procedure, your arms will be dressed with bandages to help minimise swelling. You may also have drainage tubes placed to drain excess fluid following surgery. After these tubes and bandages have been removed, you may need to wear a compression garment for several weeks. This will help to reduce swelling and aid the healing process.
We recommend that you avoid lifting your arms above the level of your shoulders for around a month, and you will also need to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for up to two months.
What is the practice like?
If you choose to have your procedure done with us, you can expect a safe and considered approach to your surgery. We believe that all surgery needs to be tailored to your specific needs, while balancing all the complexities of your work, lifestyle, and relationships. We are dedicated to supporting you through the process, from the first consultation, right to the recovery period.
Our boutique practice is set in a beautiful heritage building in Adelaide. We use the space for consultations as well as to perform minor procedures. If you’re considering an arm reduction procedure or any other cosmetic surgery, we recommend that you make an appointment for a consultation. At the initial meeting, you can come and see us in our comfortable practice where we will discuss any questions or concerns you have, and talk you through what you can expect from your treatment.
Besides arm reduction surgery, we also offer a number of other procedures designed to improve the contours of the body. These include: abdominoplasty (also known as tummy tuck), liposuction, thigh reduction, mummy makeover, and CoolSculpting. To find out more about each of these body procedures, have a look here.
Dr Quoc Lam specialises in all major breast procedures, so if this is something you are considering, have a look here. Some of the breast procedures we offer include breast reduction, breast lift, asymmetry correction, breast augmentation, and fat grafting.
If you have a question or would like to arrange a consultation, please get in touch with us here.