This corrective surgical procedure aims to achieve slim, smooth and tight upper arms. Particularly with this procedure, we take advantage of the many benefits of combining it with liposuction and (only superficial) skin removal. In addition to considerably reducing the arm circumference, we can also smoothen out the skin. Brachioplasty is a very common procedure in aesthetic and plastic surgery.
Many men and women are familiar with the unattractive effect of loose upper arms. There are many reasons why loose and sagging skin can develop. It is often a sign of a loss of elasticity due to the natural ageing process, but genetic predisposition or significant weight loss can also cause excess skin on the upper arms. The surgical removal of excess skin is performed in combination with liposuction.
This form of combination treatment prevents deep wounds and preserves important structures such as blood and lymphatic vessels. It also significantly reduces possible side effects. The necessary incision is made discreetly between the inside and the back of the upper arm. The surgeon removes the excess tissue and closes the edges of the wound to smoothen out the skin. Special barbed sutures are used to close the wound to ensure that the tension is distributed evenly.
The outpatient surgery takes between 60 and 80 minutes and can either be performed under twilight anaesthesia or general anaesthesia. After the treatment, the patient remains in the clinic for a short time for observation and can go home on the same day. Patients receive the mobile telephone number of the surgeon to ensure availability around the clock in case of emergencies. The initial compression bandage is replaced after 2–3 days with a customised compression garment, which is worn for a total of 6 weeks. The ideal placement of the incision means that the scar is barely noticeable.
Swelling and bruising frequently occur after the surgery. This is usually nothing to worry about and will subside after a short time. Complications such as wound healing disorders, negative reactions to the anaesthesia or bleeding are less common. In order to reduce the risk of side effects to a minimum and to avoid affecting the final result, patients must observe a certain recovery period after the operation. Initially, patients should particularly avoid lifting their arm.
If you have any other questions or have already decided you would like to undergo an upper arm lift, we would like to offer you a personal consultation to discuss your options. To do so, contact us either by telephone or using our contact form. We look forward to receiving your enquiry!