Brachioplasty commonly called as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure to reshape and improve the contour to the upper arms by removing excess skin and fat.
Brachioplasty is indicated in cases where exercise and diet will not help neither tightening the arm nor loosing fat. An absolute indication for this procedure are people after massive weight loss.
Skin incisions are placed in the inner arm and axilla that allows for easy concealment of the scar. Fat removal can be done via liposuction.
The procedure is performed at American Medical Center under general anesthesia and you stay overnight.
After surgery, you will go home with pressure garments and you will be permitted to shower the day after. You will be instructed to wear the pressure garments for a month.
There is great variability in the recovery period between patients, but a period of 1 week is typical to return to normal activities and work.