Sagging skin can be a source of dismay for many individuals and put a damper on their self-esteem. People that have lost a lot of weight can be left with loose skin in certain areas where the skin lacks the elasticity to conform to their new body shape. In most cases, these problem areas can be covered up with clothing, but when this happens to the skin on your arms it can become quite a nuisance. If you are faced with this uncomfortable issue an arm lift surgery might just be the best way to tackle the problem.
An arm lift surgery, also referred to as Brachioplasty, is a procedure that reduces the amount of skin surrounding the arm and allows the skin to better conform to the shape of the arms. An arm lift is often performed in conjunction with weight-loss surgery to reshape the body and the skin to be more uniform. The procedure gets rid of excess skin and fat found between the elbow and the armpit, however, patients are advised to consider liposuction if they wish to remove large amounts of fat from this area.
The presence of excess skin folds can cause a fair amount of discomfort and might lead to a rash. If your skin has lost its elasticity it will most likely not be able to retract on its own and there is little that can be done to address the issue without surgery. As with any procedure, there are risks involved and your surgeon will consider all the potential risk factors before approving you for surgery.
A Brachioplasty procedure can be performed under general anaesthesia and surgery will generally take between two and three hours, depending on the location and extent of the procedure. The placement and the length of the incision will also vary between patients and your surgeon will explain the procedure in detail during your consultations. The incisions will typically be made on the back of the arm or on the inside and may extend down to just above the elbow. The supportive tissue under the skin is then tightened and reshaped using internal sutures to keep everything in place. Any extra tissue and skin are removed, after which the skin is smoothed over the shape of the arm and the incision is closed with sutures.
Arm Lift Recovery
Patients will experience tiredness and discomfort for a few days after surgery but should be able to manage their pain effectively with the medication that will be prescribed. You will be able to move around but patients should refrain from performing any activity that could place strain on the arms. Small drainage tubes may be used to drain fluid from the arms during the recovery period and a follow-up appointment will be necessary to remove these tubes. Above all, it is important to follow the advice of your doctors and nurses as you heal as each patient’s recovery is different.
Look no further than Centurion Cosmetic Clinic If you are considering an arm lift surgery. Our team of dedicated professionals has a wealth of experience with cosmetic procedures and will be able to give you the best advice to get the results you are looking for. Don’t delay! Contact us for more information on any of our procedures or feel free to browse our website and book your consultation today.