In cases of sagging upper arm skin caused by weight loss or aging, brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that can lift and tighten the arm by removing the excess skin and fat.
Who are the perfect candidates for this procedure?
The perfect candidates for this procedure are motivated patients, who are well informed and who have realistic aesthetics expectations. This procedure can improve your image but first you should be informed of all possible risks and complications as well as trust the opinion of your surgeon.
What exactly is the procedure?
Brachioplasty is removal of excess skin and fat that causes sagging of the upper arm area. Sometimes it can be combined with liposuction for better results. During your appointment you will be offered the best plan for your case.
How should I prepare for the surgery?
During your appointment you would be given all necessary instructions for your preparation for the operation. All needed exams will be scheduled. The date for your surgery will be scheduled according the menstruation period. It is very important for you to strictly follow the given instructions and to inform your surgeon about all drugs and food supplements that you take. Although the usual recovery time is shorter you are advised to plan 14 days before going back to work.
How long is the operation?
Usually the operation can take up to 1.5 hours, according to the used method. This time should be only for orientation since it can vary according to the severity of the case and the used methods.
Are there risks?
Any surgical procedure hides risks. Those risk may be from general, found in all surgical manipulations to specific for your case and the type of your operation. During your consultation dr. Lafchis will explain you in detail all the risks. You will find a list of them in the inform consent you will be asked to sign before the operation.
How long does the recovery take?
The recovery usually takes 7-10 days and after that you can go back to your everyday life.
When is the best time for surgery?
Dr. Lafchis advices to undergo aesthetic surgery during the winter and avoid the hot weather.
Can I combine this operation with other procedures?
Brachioplasty can be combined with many other procedures. You can discuss this option with Dr. Lafchis as he will explain in detail everything about the opportunity to combine procedures. After the discussion you will be informed about the type of anesthesia and all risks.