What Kind of Procedure is Brachioplasty?


Brachioplasty is a cosmetic surgery that aims to reshape the back of your upper arm. Also known as an arm lift, this procedure will remove extra tissue and skin. As a result, you get a smoother upper arms look. 

Why Would You Want to Undergo Brachioplasty

When you gain weight, your skin slowly stretches. Since gaining weight isn’t ideal for your health, you try to lose weight. Unfortunately, losing weight also means that your skin needs to adjust. But it may no longer have sufficient elasticity to go back into place. This is the reason you get extra skin or tissue. You will find it under your arm, chin, or upper thighs. 

Body-Contouring Surgery 

This procedure is often required after weight loss surgery. Even if you don’t undergo weight loss surgery, but you have lost a lot of weight, you may still benefit from this procedure. It reshapes your body so it will go back to its original place. Often, cosmetic surgeons will perform this procedure at the same time they perform body contouring around your midsection. 

What to Expect from this Procedure? 

This is an invasive procedure that requires taking portions of extra tissue from under your arm. A cut will be made inside or back of your arm to remove extra folds of skin and fat. After the removal, the tissue that is left will be sewn together. The result of this procedure is a smoother contour. It also improves muscle tone in your upper arm. Liposuction may also be necessary to achieve the desired result. Since it requires cutting your skin, you will be asleep throughout the procedure. 

How to Prepare for Brachioplasty? 

Brachioplasty is not for everyone. That’s why before you undergo this procedure, you will have to consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. If you suffer from a medical health issue, you may experience serious complications. For that reason, cosmetic surgeons must first evaluate your medical history and current medical condition before recommending this procedure. Furthermore, during the consultation, a qualified surgeon will ensure that you have a realistic idea of the results. Most of all, to retain the results, you must commit to a healthy lifestyle. 

Stable Weight 

Before you can undergo this procedure, you have to lose weight first so you can reach a stable weight. You can’t gain weight after surgery as it can damage your skin. It may cause stretch marks. 

If you’re a smoker, you need to quit weeks before surgery. Smoking can increase the risk of complications. It may also delay your surgery. Your cosmetic surgeon may also recommend not taking your medicines before the procedure as it may affect the result or your recovery.


Can You Move After Surgery? 

You can definitely move after surgery. However, you must avoid putting too much pressure on the affected area. After the procedure, your surgeon will give you care instructions for a smooth recovery. 

If you wish to know more about the preparation for Brachioplasty, please contact us here: (631) 470-9650. 

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