Lax, loose skin on the upper arm can be distracting on any woman. Sleeveless shirts and bathing suits may be avoided, for just this reason. This excess skin can be experienced by women of any weight and body type. Unfortunately, exercise is rarely effective at restoring this area.
A Brachioplasty, also known as an Arm Lift, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to radically enhance the upper arm’s appearance by removing the loose, lax, fatty tissue that has accumulated. The procedure sculpts the upper arm into a trim, aesthetically pleasing shape and feel. After the surgery, arms will look younger, the body will look rejuvenated, and lifestyle is enhanced. When combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as Liposuction or Breast Augmentation, a Brachioplasty can be an integral part of a body rejuvenation.
The Brachioplasty Procedure:
Doctor Basile performs the Arm Lift as an outpatient procedure, at an accredited center like Naples Day Surgery Center. The procedure will normally take between two and three hours, with the use of a light general anesthesia, under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist.
The Recovery from a Brachioplasty:
Patients should expect their recovery from a Brachioplasty to last a few weeks. Some swelling and discomfort can be expected; these will resolve on their own. To help patients rest and heal comfortably, Doctor Basile will prescribe any appropriate medications. All exercise and strenuous activity should be postponed for the first four to six weeks after surgery.
A scar will be present after a Brachioplasty, Its position and length will be described for you after visiting with Doctor Basile, as the procedure is customized for each individual patient. While this scar will fade over time, it will be noticeable. Rarely do patients who have undergone a Brachioplasty regret this scar, as the resulting contoured arms are such a source of newfound pride.
If you are considering an Arm Lift, call Basile Plastic Surgery to get more information on Brachioplasty, or any other cosmetic procedure; we are always here to answer your questions.