An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery that is done to treat sagging underarms. It reduces extra skin, tightens tissue and removes fat, thereby giving you toned arms. Nobody likes to see flaps of loose skin hanging from upper arms, which is why many people consider getting arm lift surgery done to get thinner arms.
About Arm Lift Procedure
Changes in weight, ageing and heredity can give your underarms sagging and drooping appearance. Exercise may help to improve muscle tone in the upper arm. However, it won’t be able to solve the problem of excess skin that has lost elasticity. An arm lift can give you the underarms you desire and also boost your self-esteem.
Just like any other cosmetic surgery, arm surgery is not suited for everyone. If you are obese, smoker or have a health problem that interferes with wound healing, then the surgeon might advise you to not go for the surgery.
Make sure you tell the surgeon about any medical conditions that you have or medications you are taking so that you can be confirmed about the surgery. Also, discuss the expectations you have in terms of appearance after the surgical procedure. Surgeons advise the patient to quit smoking before and during recovery for quick healing. That’s because smoking slows the healing process.
An arm lift is a simple surgery, and sometimes it is done with sedation and local anaesthesia. General anaesthesia is recommended in other cases.
During the surgery, surgeons make incisions on the undersides of your arms. After making the incisions, the surgeon tightens the underlying tissue and secures them with stitches. The surgeon may also use liposuction technique to remove fat. After that, the skin is draped over the new contours, and excess skin is removed. After that, the incisions are closed with the help of stitches or surgical tape.
Post surgery, you will be asked to avoid lifting your arms above shoulder level and avoid physical activities with your arms for a few weeks.
If you experience shortness of breath, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, fever or redness of the skin, consult your surgeon immediately.
An arm lift surgery can give your upper arms a toned appearance. It is essential to get arm lift surgery done by an experienced and professional surgeon to minimize the risk. In Delhi, Dr Ajaya Kashyap is a renowned plastic surgeon having over 20 years of experience in both India and the USA, in cosmetic surgery.
If you have sagging arms and want to tone the appearance of your arms, you may visit us for consultation on cosmetic procedures by our expert plastic surgeon Dr Ajaya Kashyap.