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    Arm lift: Procedure

    January 18, 2017

    Arm lift is a common cosmetic surgery procedure that is used to enhance the shape of your arms by giving it a toned appearance.  Arm lift surgery is commonly called as brachioplasty. During an arm lift surgery or brachioplasty, excess hanging skin from your underarms is removed.

    Reshaping of the under portion of your upper arm is done during brachioplasty. Brachioplasty is generally done to improve the droopy and sagging upper arms.  Arm lift surgery helps in weight loss and the natural aging process.

    Are you a Candidate for Brachioplasty?

    Brachioplasty or arm lift surgery is considered only in the following conditions:

    • When the underside of your upper arms are loose and giving it a sagging appearance.
    • When exercise or any other physical activity does not help in reducing your upper arms
    • When there is excess skin and laxity in the upper arm region

    How to Prepare for Arm lift or Brachioplasty?

    Before going for an arm lift or brachioplasty, your cosmetic surgeon might consider the following points:

    • Evaluating your general health and determining the risk factors
    • Examining and measuring your body for the surgery
    • Your cosmetic surgeon may ask you to stop taking aspirin containing products for two weeks before the surgery
    • Your surgeon will ask you to quit smoking for two weeks before the surgery.

    Arm Lift Surgery Procedure

    Brachioplasty or arm lift surgery generally takes around 1-2 hours. The surgery time might differ from person to person depending on your health condition. In few cases additional surgeries like liposuction will also be performed at the same time with arm lift surgery to give a toned appearance to your arms.

    Initially small incisions are made on the inner side or at the back of your arm. Incision size varies depending on the excess skin present in that area. Before the incisions are made, your cosmetic surgeon will perform liposuction to remove excess fat present in the area. After the liposuction, the excess skin present is then removed, tightened and sutured.

    Deep sutures are done which are absorbable. In few cases the sutures are removed within one to two weeks depending on the surgery.

    Arm Lift Surgery Results

    The results of arm lift surgery are long lasting. You need to maintain a stable weight to heal faster. As you grow older, the skin loses its natural firmness, but most of the improvement made with the surgical procedure remains prominent.

    Proper elastic bandages are used to cover your incisions. A small thin tube is placed under your skin to store the excess blood or fluid that will get drained after the surgery. Swelling and bruising is seen for 2-3 days which will completely heal in two weeks after the surgery.

    Arm reduction surgery or arm lift surgery is a common surgery used to tone your arms. Arm cosmetic surgery is a common cosmetic surgery in Delhi. Dr. Surender chawla is the best cosmetic surgeon in Delhi for arm lift or brachioplasty. Cosmetic surgery prices in Delhi are reasonable and is done at best affordable price at South Delhi Cosmetic Clinic.

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