Arm lift (Brachioplasty) can eliminate or reduce excess skin from your arms
Brachioplasty has the ability to contour your arms from your elbow to your armpit. For some, there is a disproportionate amount of skin and fat in this region. For others, dramatic changes in weight has resulted in loose, redundant skin.
This is often a difficult area to hide with clothing and together with the sensation of having floppy arms can be make you feel very self-conscious.
What is involved with arm lift surgery
This surgery can take up to three hours and is performed under general anaesthetic at a major hospital. This surgery involves removing excess skin and fat resulting in a straight line scar on the inner aspect of the arm. The procedure is often coupled with liposuction to smooth off transition areas.
The procedure can be done as a day procedure or overnight stay. There are no drains and you will be asked to acquire firm fitting garments that will need to be worn for up to 8 weeks post surgery.
Overall, patients are very happy with this procedure because of the natural and slimcontour it creates, however it is at the cost of a long scar. This scar is placed as discretely as possible, but in certain positions, the scar will be visible. It is also common for the scars in this region to take a long time to settle, however, Dr Lam will be able to advise you on optimal scar management to get the most out of your healing process.
There are Medicare item numbers that you may be eligible for, however it is best to first discuss this with Dr Lam and clarify with your health fund to see if you are able to take advantage of them.
Arm lift surgery from Cranford House Plastic Surgery
Dr Lam is a specialist plastic surgeon who can work with you to achieve the cosmetic results you want. If you would like to know more, or to request a consultation, contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions about Brachioplasty
We offer arm lift surgery, which effectively eliminates or reduces excess skin from the upper arms. The procedure, also known as brachioplasty, is a highly effective means of contouring the upper arms, specifically from the elbow to the armpit. The procedure is a popular cosmetic surgery for its ability to tighten and revitalise the overall appearance of the upper arms.
Arm lift surgery involves a number of steps, all of which are performed under general anaesthetic. During the procedure, an incision is made either at the back of the arm or on the inner surface of the upper arm, extending from the armpit to the elbow. Liposuction is then performed in order to remove excess fat, and the underlying muscles are tightened with the use of stitches. Any excess, loose skin is also removed.
Arm lift surgery is often a good option for individuals who have lost skin elasticity in the upper arms, and who find that they have areas of sagging skin that have proven resistant to diet and exercise.