Arm lift surgery, also called “brachioplasty,” reshapes the upper arms to improve their contours. Weight loss and ageing can leave sagging, stretched skin and fat deposits along the upper arms. The arm lift procedure removes the excess fat and skin and tightens the tissues to create more youthful and toned upper arms without excess arm flab.
The benefits of arm lift surgery include:
- Removal of excess skin
- Elimination of fat deposits
- Improvement in muscle tone and contour
- Improvement in clothing fit
- Increased self-confidence
- Lasting results
Ideal candidates for arm lift surgery will meet the following criteria:
- Overall good health
- Realistic expectations about the results
- Stretched, sagging skin along the upper arms
- Stable body weight with no plans of significant weight loss in the future
To improve the contours of your arms, Mr Gwanmesia will make a surgical incision along the underside of each upper arm. The length of the incision will depend on how much excess skin and fat need to be removed. The excess skin and fat deposits are then extracted, and the tissues are tightened to create a more youthful and firm upper arm contour.
Recovery and Results
Most patients return to their daily activities one week after arm lift surgery. For at least two weeks, patients should wear comfortable clothing that opens at the front and avoid raising their arms above the head. After three or four weeks, you can gradually resume exercise. Patients are encouraged to wear a pressure garment around the arms for six weeks (all the time for the first week, and only at night for the remaining five weeks). During the first six weeks, patients are also encouraged to use silicone sheets over the scars to provide optimum results. With the passage of time, the scars will gradually become lighter and less noticeable. Your arm lift results can be maintained through a healthy lifestyle that keeps the muscle tone strong and prevents future weight gain.
To schedule your consultation for arm lift surgery with Mr Ivo Gwanmesia, call 02074741300 or fill out our online contact form today.
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