ARM LIFT (BRACHIOPLASTY)
Excess arm fat and loose skin can occur for a variety of reasons. The natural aging process could be to blame, weight fluctuations are a common cause and even genetics could be at fault. While exercising will strengthen the underlying muscle, it cannot address the weakened tissues, loss of elasticity or localized fat deposits that are now present in the upper arm. Nonetheless, you do not need to wear long-sleeved shirts to hide your upper arms for the rest of your life, an arm lift (brachioplasty) at Strax Aesthetics in Lauderhill, Florida, near Miami, can eliminate the excess skin, tissue and fat; thus, allowing you to wear those short-sleeved shirts you had previously tucked away.
A liposuction procedure of the upper arms removes fat only, while a brachioplasty removes excess skin and underlying fat. If there is a significant amount of fat present (with its associated added weight), if the skin demonstrates no evidence of overstretching (stretch marks), and if the sag is only minimal to moderate, a liposuction may correct the deformity. On the other hand, if there is stretched out skin, only a brachioplasty can achieve correction. However, one must accept a scar from armpit to elbow. The scar is placed on the inside (medial side) of the arm to minimize exposure.
What does an Arm Lift entail?
An arm lift is a procedure that plastic surgeons use to eliminate skin on the upper arm that sags and droops downward. In addition, the surgeon tightens and smooths the underlying tissue, to define the shape of the patient’s upper arm. Localized pockets of fat within the upper arm can alsobe reduced during an arm lift near Miami.
Who Should Consider an Arm Lift?
Individuals who have lost a substantial amount of weight frequently experience excess skin, tissue and pockets of fat in the upper arms. Anyone who is unhappy with the way their upper arms look should consider having a brachioplasty at Strax Rejuvenation. If your upper arms are drooping, our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons can reshape your arms so you can feel confident in the way they look again.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Incision scars from an arm lift procedure are permanent but tend to appear in areas on the arm that aren’t easily visible to others. It’s possible that injections of certain medications and other treatments may be used to soften their appearance.
While everybody heals differently, you can expect to stay home from work and school for at least 2 weeks following your arm lift surgery. After approximately 4 to 6 weeks you should be able to resume all of your normal activities.
The use of a compression garment will help minimize swelling. You must drink plenty of fluids after surgery as it helps speed up your recovery. It’s normal to have discomfort, swelling, bruising, and soreness after surgery, which will subside in a few days. Pillows can help keep your arms elevated to minimize swelling.
It’s recommended that you wait at least a month or two until you resume all of your regular activity. Start slow with low intensity at first. Your surgeon will inform you when you can start strength training again at one of your follow-up visits.
During performance of an arm lift, small incisions are created in order to infiltrate a significant volume of dilute local anesthetic and epinephrine. The local anesthetic substantially reduces pain after surgery, while the epinephrine dramatically reduces blood loss and bruising. Although pain medication is prescribed, most patients do not require medication after just a few days.
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