Arm lift (brachioplasty)

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Correction of the inner arms is a cosmetic procedure used to tighten and shape the inner part of the upper arms to achieve a smoother and firmer appearance. This procedure involves the removal of excess skin and tissue and the tightening of the remaining tissue to achieve the desired contour and tone of the inner arms.


Candidates for the correction of the inner arms include individuals who want to tighten and shape their inner arms to achieve a smoother and aesthetically appealing appearance. This procedure may be suitable for individuals with excess skin or lax tissue on the inner part of the upper arms.


Before the treatment, patients will consult with a physician to understand the procedure, expected results, and potential risks. Preparation for treatment may involve detailed pre-operative instructions, examinations, and testing, as well as preparation for anesthesia.


During the correction of the inner arms, the surgeon will make incisions on the inner part of the upper arms, remove excess skin and tissue, and tighten the remaining tissue to achieve the desired tone and contour.


The results of the correction of the inner arms include tighter skin and tissue, achieving a smoother and firmer appearance of the inner arms.


After the treatment, it is important to follow the physician's instructions regarding wound care, activity restrictions, and potential complications or side effects that may occur. Regular check-ups and monitoring of the recovery progress are also important to ensure successful rehabilitation and reduce the risk of infections or other complications.


What is an arm lift (brachioplasty)?

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to reshape and tighten the upper arms by removing excess skin and fat.

Who is a good candidate for an arm lift?

Good candidates for an arm lift are individuals who have loose or sagging skin on the upper arms, usually due to aging, weight loss, or genetics. They should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

How is an arm lift performed?

During an arm lift, an incision is made on the inner side of the upper arm, and excess skin and fat are removed. The remaining skin is then tightened and sutured back together to create a more toned and youthful arm contour.

Will there be visible scars after an arm lift?

Yes, there will be some scarring after an arm lift. The incision is typically placed on the inner side of the upper arm, where it is less noticeable. Over time, the scars tend to fade and become less visible.

What is the recovery process like after an arm lift?

The recovery process after an arm lift may involve some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Patients are advised to wear compression garments, avoid strenuous activities, and follow their surgeon's instructions for post-operative care.

When will I see the final results of an arm lift?

It may take several months for the final results of an arm lift to become fully visible. The swelling will gradually subside, and the incision lines will continue to fade over time, revealing a more toned and contoured appearance.

Are the results of an arm lift permanent?

The results of an arm lift can be long-lasting, especially with a healthy lifestyle and weight maintenance. However, factors such as aging and significant weight fluctuations can affect the longevity of the results.

Are there any risks or complications associated with an arm lift?

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved with an arm lift, including infection, bleeding, scarring, numbness, and asymmetry. It is important to discuss these risks with your surgeon and follow their post-operative instructions for a safe recovery.

Can I combine an arm lift with other procedures?

Yes, an arm lift can be combined with other procedures, such as liposuction, to enhance the overall results. Your surgeon can discuss the options and recommend the most suitable approach for your individual needs.

How long does the procedure take?

The duration of the arm lift procedure varies depending on the individual case, but it typically takes around 2 to 3 hours.

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