Brachioplasty (Arm Lift Surgery)

If there is no skin slackening but only local fat then only liposuction is necessary. If there is local fat as well as skin slackening then it’s necessary to remove skin and fat from the upper arm making an incision from the elbow to the armpit. The incisions that are limited only to area of the armpit are, in most of the cases, ineffective and are indicated only in very small slackening near the armpit.

What Type of Anesthesia is Used for a Brachioplasty Surgery?
This procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia in combination with sedation. General anesthesia is administered in the case of large excisions or in combinational surgeries.  

How Long Does a Brachioplasty Surgery Last?
About one and a half to two hours.

Are There Sutures After a Brachioplasty Surgery?
Yes, but they are all absorbable.

Are There Used Any Drainage Tubes?
There aren’t used any drainage tubes.

Are There Used Postoperative Bandages?
Immediately after surgery, the patient wears a compressive garment from the elbow up to the armpit for 3 weeks.

How Long Will The Patient Need to Stay in the Hospital After a Brachioplasty Surgery?
Usually, the patient returns home the same evening after surgery.

When Will The Patient Be Able to Return to Work - Everyday Activities?
The patient can return to work in two days after surgery (if the work is not manual). Sports must be avoided for 1 month following surgery.

How Long Does It Take To See Final Results After a Brachioplasty Surgery?
If brachioplasty surgery is combined with liposuction then the results will be visible in about six months following surgery. The scars are red and hard for 3-4 months following and gradually they are improved up to one year, when a thin white line remains to the area.