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Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a procedure performed to remove excess fat and skin in the upper arm. Over time, our skin tends to relax and often we experience the inability to lose excess fat in our arms. Individuals seek this surgery to restore to our natural elasticity in the arm. Although this procedure is meant to remove excess fat, it is important to maintain a healthy diet to sustain the results.
Our surgeons will discuss the procedure with you and will determine how to proceed to secure the results you are looking to achieve.
On the day of surgery, you are given the choice of local or general anesthesia, depending on your case. Our surgeons will map out the incision placements that were provided during your consultation.
There are many ways our surgeons can perform an arm lift, however, the most common incision placement is on the inside or the back of the arm. Once the incision has been made, our surgeons will remove excess fat while tightening and reshaping the tissue. Liposuction techniques may be used for patients who have vast amounts of tissue and fat deposits.
The entire procedure is usually done within three hours and recovery time varies on the individual case.
How It Works
After a thorough evaluation, choose a treatment plan with our surgeons.
Learn all about pre-operative safety preparations before your surgery.
Follow your surgeon's instruction to ensure a smooth recovery.
Before & After
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Frequently Asked Questions
During an arm lift surgery, your Wellspring Surgeon will make several incisions on the inside or backs of your arms. They will tighten the tissue of your arm and then pull your skin back over the incision area.
Following your Brachioplasty procedure, your arm may be wrapped in elastic bandages to minimize swelling. Tubes might also be placed in your arm to drain any excess fluids. Some stitches will dissolve on their own, but talk to Dr. Cone or Dr. Langevin to see if others will need to be removed manually.
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.
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