As we age our arms can lose shape and elasticity causing a sagging or drooping in the underside of the upper arm. This same sagging and drooping can also occur with weight loss and even heredity. Brachioplasty, or arm reduction surgery, removes excess tissue, smoothes and tightens the appearance of the arm and underlying tissue, and reduces pockets of localized fat deposits. Our surgeons at Pure Aesthetics will take care that you are comfortable every step of the way, their experience ensuring you receive the care and outcome you are looking for.
What Can I Expect from Arm Reduction Surgery?
During your initial consultation, your doctor will determine the best procedure for you, and explain the treatment to you. During the procedure you will be sedated to make you comfortable. Incisions will be made and the length and number will depend on how much tissue removal and reshaping is needed. They could start at the underarm area and extend all the way to the elbow or be smaller. The incisions are usually done on the back or inside of the arm to minimize the appearance of visible marks or scarring. The supportive tissue under the skin is tightened and sculpted using internal stitches and excess tissue is removed. Excessive fat deposits may be removed with either a scalpel or liposuction. Your doctor will decide which procedure for removal is best. The skin is then smoothed over the arm and excess skin is cut away and stitched closed. The results of your arm reduction surgery will be visible right after surgery as any sagging and drooping will be gone. Your doctor will instruct you on how to care for your wounds and schedule any follow-up appointments.
What Are the Benefits of Arm Reduction Surgery?
The results of arm reduction surgery are usually visible immediately following the procedure. Sagging and drooping of the lower arm is gone and the arm is smoother and tighter. Other results will become more visible after any bruising and swelling from surgery have subsided. The results are generally long-lasting, though it is recommended you maintain a healthy body weight and exercise to maintain the improved appearance of your arms. A better appearance gives you more self-confidence and makes you feel more comfortable in your own body.
What Are the Risks of Arm Reduction Surgery?
As with all surgical procedures, there are potential risks and complications with arm reduction surgery. Your doctor will discuss all potential risks and complications associated with arm reduction surgery and help you decide if the procedure is right for you. If you experience any serious complications such as bleeding, fever, infection, abnormal heart rate, chest pain, or difficulty breathing seek immediate medical attention.
Contact us today at Pure Aestehtics on (02) 9252 9262 to book a consultation or to find out more about arm reduction surgery.