An arm lift is a surgery to reshape the upper arm which is also known as Brachioplasty. As you age, the flexibility of the skin decreases and skin starts drooping. Heredity and rapid weight loss are among other reasons that cause sagging of the upper arm. The goal of arm lift surgery is to:
•Remove the excess skin under the upper arm
•Tighten the supportive tissue to reshape the upper arm
•Remove the localized fat pockets from the armpit to the elbow
After the surgery, the upper arm will have a toned appearance with proportional contours.
1.Anesthetics are used to put you under general anesthesia.
2.The surgeon makes incisions inside or on the back of your arm (the shape and length of the incision are determined based on your needs). The incision may be as long as the distance between the armpit and the elbow.
3.The excess fat may be directly incised or be removed using liposuction.
4.The underlying supportive tissue is tightened and repositioned using internal stitches.
5.The incisions will be closed. The sutures will be removed after 2 weeks in case they are not absorbable.
For about two days after surgery, small tubes drain the blood and fluid from your arms. After that, the tubes and bandages will be removed by a member of the medical team. You may have to wear compression sleeves to reduce the swelling for several weeks. For around one month after the operation, you should avoid lifting your hands to levels more than your shoulder level. Be careful with your stitches and avoid activities that may stretch them. Put ointments on the wounds to prevent infections and take prescribed medications.
- It is notable that Individual leaflets based on the patient/client plan will be offered to you including instructions for before and after the procedure and also upcoming follow-up. During your stay in Iran, you will be fully supported by Exon's English and Arabic translation team, who will be happy to assist you with any concerns or queries that arise.
Like all surgeries, arm lift surgery may have some complications including:
•Irritations due to the surfacing of the sutures
•Improper wound healing
•Fat necrosis (underlying fat tissue may die)
•Nerve, muscle and vessels damage
•The asymmetry between the arms
•Common risks of all surgeries: infection, bleeding, complications related to anesthesia
Note: The content of this package is designed and prepared by the Medical team of Exon Health Paradise Co.It is noteworthy that this package is informative and cannot substitute the prescription or recommended medical advice of your specialist.