Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the underside of the upper arm. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Brachioplasty reduces excess sagging skin that droops down, tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, and reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region. Genetics, aging, and weight loss could cause the underside of the arm to droop.
What to Expect with Brachioplasty?
The results of Brachioplasty are permanent. Sagging skin could come back as you get older or experience weight gain. Brachioplasty is considered a low-risk procedure and performed as an outpatient surgery. Finding the right doctor is an important component of the decision to have an arm lift. A double board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones will have an initial consultation to discuss medical history, current medications, and your goals for the surgery.
Generally, the procedure will be done either with local sedation or general anesthesia. The plastic surgeon will make incisions on the underside of arms. The length of the incision will depend on the amount of skin removed. The incision will be closed with absorbable sutures or stitches that will later need to be removed. After the procedure, your arms will be loosely wrapped in bandages to reduce swelling. You should avoid lifting your arms above shoulder level and any physical activity that may stretch the incisions during the first 1-2 months after the surgery.
By following the plastic surgeon’s post-surgery instructions is important to the success of your surgery. Slimmer more contoured arms will be noticeable after surgery but the final results will appear after the bruising and swelling subside.
Expert Arm Lift Plastic Surgeon in the Metro Atlanta Area
If you are hiding your arms with clothing and feeling self-conscious, contact Dr. Mark Jones at Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists to find out your options. Dr. Mark Jones will work with you to achieve your goals. Call today and schedule your consultation.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones, Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.