A brachioplasty, commonly called an arm lift, is a surgical procedure to reshape and provide improved contour to the upper arms and connecting area of chest wall.While “brachioplasty” is commonly used to describe a specific procedure for the upper arms, the term can also be used to describe any surgical arm contouring. Brachioplasty is often used to address issues such as excessive loose skin or excessive fat in the arms when it does not respond well to diet and exercise.Brachioplasty is a common procedure for patients who have experienced massive weight loss and has gained popularity since 2000.

  • Length

    Surgery takes approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.

  • Anesthesia

    Usually general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.

  • Inpatient – Outpatient

    Usually 1 night overstay.

  • Possible Side Effects

    Visible scars.

  • Risks

    Hematoma, infection, reduced sensation usually recovers within the 4-6 months.

  • Recovery

    7-10 days. Avoid strenuous activities for 4-6 weeks.

  • Results

    Permanent reduce of arm size.

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