About Brachioplasty

Brachioplasty is also known as arm lift. It’s a surgical procedure which

  • Reduces excess skin sagging
  • Tightens and smoothes the underlying tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
  • Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm

Brachioplasty Procedure

Brachioplasty surgery is usually performed with general anesthesia and takes around 2 hours to perform. An incision is made in the armpit where scarring will be hidden. The excess skin and deposit of fat tissue will be removed. Together with a Brachioplasty, a liposuction can be done if there are large areas of excess fat that needs to be removed. Once the excess tissue has been removed the remaining tissues will be sculpted by the surgeon and the incisions will be closed with sutures.

Suitable Patients for Brachioplasty

Both males and females can have the surgery as long as they are in a good health condition. The surgery will be suitable for patients if they are self conscious about the way their arms look and feel uncomfortable when wearing t-shirts or sleeveless tops. Most patients who undergo the surgery are between the age of 35 and 65. Patients must be non-smoking and have some skin elasticity remaining and be near their ideal weight.

Before Brachioplasty

• Patients must be at a good health condition and keeping a healthy diet

• Patients must stop taking medication and herbal supplements before the surgery

• Smoking and drinking alcohol must be avoided 2 weeks before the surgery

After Brachioplasty

• Dressing or bandages may be applied to the arm after the surgery and compression garment will be worn to minimize swelling

• Drainage tubes may be inserted to drain any excess blood

• Smoking and alcohol must be avoided for 2 weeks after the surgery

• Patients will need to arrange for someone to assist them right after the surgery and the following few days at home

• Arm must be kept elevated and heavy lifting is restricted for a few weeks after the surgery

Risks of Brachioplasty

With every surgery there are some risks but with Brachioplasty, serious risks are uncommon. Risks with Brachioplasty can include

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling of the hand
  • Seroma
  • Hematoma
  • Loss of sensation / numbness

Definition

General anesthesia – variety of medications given to ensure unconsciousness, loss of control of reflexes. The patient is put to sleep to not feel any pain or discomfort.

Seroma – pocket of fluid which builds up after surgery

Hematoma – blood building up outside the blood vessels

Liposuction – cosmetic treatment done to improve the appearance of the body by removing the fat from the body using suction

Incision – surgical cut made in the skin during surgery or treatment

First day of Brachioplasty

The patients will attend a consultation with the surgeon and will be advised about the procedure and their condition. The patient will then be taken through a couple of tests that are required before the surgery. If desired, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the hospital the next day.

Second day of Brachioplasty

Brachioplasty will be performed, where the excess skin and deposit of fat tissue will be removed. Together with a Brachioplasty, a liposuction can be done if there are large areas of excess fat that needs to be removed. The surgery will be performed using general anesthesia. The surgery will take 2 hours to perform. Once the surgery is over the patient will be taken to a private room where they will be staying until the effects from anesthesia disappear. The surgeon will perform a check up and if they are approved to be in a good, healthy condition and the surgery results are all successful; the patients are advised with post treatment care requirements and are ready to be discharged from hospital to their settlements. The patient will be advised on their medication and their dressing routine.

Third and Fourth day of Brachioplasty

Patients must follow instructions as directed by the surgeon. They may also take a tour around the city if they feel better. Patients must avoid heavy activities like bending and lifting and take medication correctly.

Fifth day of Brachioplasty

Patients will attend a post surgery appointment for a final check up and consultation. The stitches will be removed and dressing will be changed. The patient will be advised on further medication. If everything is right then the patient is ready to return to their destination.

Notes

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What is Brachioplasty?

Brachioplasty is a cosmetic surgery performed to improve the look of the arm.

How is Brachioplasty surgery done?

The surgery is performed with general anesthesia. Incision is made in the armpit where scarring will be hidden. Then the excess skin and deposit of fat tissue will be removed. Once the excess tissue has been removed the remaining tissues will be sculpted by the surgeon and the incisions will be closed with sutures.

How long does Brachioplasty surgery take?

The surgery can take about 2 hours unless other surgeries are performed together with Brachioplasty, which can extend the duration of surgery.

Do I need to stay in hospital?

Brachioplasty surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis so the patient is sent home a few hours after the surgery.

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Brachioplasty is 5 days including consultation before the surgery and after the surgery.

When can I return to work?

Most patients return to work 2 weeks after the surgery. Patients can return to work sooner as long as they feel comfortable.

Are there any risks of Brachioplasty?

With every surgery there are some risks but with Brachioplasty, serious risks are uncommon. Risks with Brachioplasty can include

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling of the hand
  • Seroma
  • Hematoma
  • Loss of sensation/ numbness

Devices used in Brachioplasty surgery

There are no special technical devices used in a Brachioplasty surgery.

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