Brachioplasty, arm lift or underarm surgery is a procedure to help treat sagging skin and excess fat.
The possible causes of a saggy arm can be losing a significant amount of weight and changes occurring along adulthood. Only surgery can help give the arms an aesthetic aspect when sagging is visible.
Sagging can be treated according to the level of loose skin the patient has.
There are three levels:
Liposuction can be sufficient when the level of loose skin is initial or new.
When the level of sagginess is intermediate liposuction and a small incision under the arm pitt can help.
In advanced cases it will be necessary to work(cut) all the way to the elbow.
The doctor will recommend what is best for the patient depending on the level of loose skin she or he has. The duration of the surgery depends on the degree of sagging. Once the surgery is completed, the patient will need to take painkillers during the first days. Required hospitilization is one day(24hrs). The patient can go back to his or her daily routines between the first and second week after the surgery. It’s very important to follow in a precise manner the doctor’s indications to have a successful post-op surgery.
Brachioplasty is a safe procedure that will change the arms appearance to a slender and firmer look, the scars are minimal and hardly noticeable.
Remember that this article only provides you with general information of what a Brachioplasty is. We always recommend that you put yourself in professional hands. Each case is special so please call to make an appointment and let a medical expert clear out all of your doubts.
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