Facts about arm lift surgery
If you have excessive skin on the underneath of your arms it can leave you feeling uncomfortable, self-conscious and affect your confidence when wearing certain items.
Many people find that even with a healthy lifestyle this loose skin can show as skin loses its elasticity through ageing. Loose underarm skin can also be caused by weight loss, leaving skin looking baggy and stretched.
The good news is there’s a simple, straightforward procedure which can be undertaken to help remove an excess of loose skin – it’s a process called brachioplasty.
Below we’ve highlighted some key facts about undergoing arm lift surgery.
What can the procedure help with?
Brachioplasty surgery helps to get rid of excess skin underneath the arm which sags, often between the elbow and the armpit. It’s used to treat both men and women who suffer from loose skin under the arms.
How does the procedure work?
During the procedure, you’ll be under anaesthetic and the surgeon will work to remove fat from the inner back area of your arm. This could also include some elliptical skin from the very top of the arm near the armpit if there is a lot of loose skin there too.
The usual recovery time for the procedure is a few days of rest before you can resume lightweight activity. The procedure itself lasts for 2-3 hours, depending on the amount of skin to be removed, and you will be given a compression bandage after your operation to minimise swelling to the area. It generally takes between 3 and 4 weeks before you’re able to resume all activity including strenuous lifting to give your arms a full chance to recover and heal.
There can be scarring left after the procedure, but it is kept to a minimum by a trained surgeon performing the operation. If you’re interested in speaking to one of our expert staff about undergoing an operation to lift the skin around your arm area, then contact us today on 020 8311 4464.
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