Brachioplasty also known as an Arm Lift is designed to tighten the loose upper arm skin and underlying tissue brought on by advancing age or as a consequence of excessive weight loss.
Brachioplasty will tighten the skin to improve harmony with the lower arm, and it is often done with liposuction in Tampa to improve contour.
The arm is marked preoperatively in the upright position to assess the quantity of skin to be removed and to determine incision placement. Incision placement is designed to provide the greatest degree of scar concealment, with the arms at ones side. At times, the skin excess may require extension below the elbow crease; however, it is often avoided to minimize scar appearance. The excessive fat and skin are removed in sections, and liposuction is used to smooth out irregularities after removal. Absorbable stitch material is used to provide closure, eliminating the need for stitch removal, and waterproof dressings are applied. We strive to provide the best brachioplasty Tampa has to offer, and provide our patients with exceptional care.
Some temporary numbness of the arms is common, which may be associated with some modest swelling of the hand and lower arm in the early period after arm fat removal. The use of compressive bandages to the arms, as well as arm elevation, is encouraged. Some Brachioplasty patients may require lymphatic massage to improve swelling. Showering is permissible with the waterproof dressings the next day. After an Arm Lift, you may return to work in approximately 1 week, and return to graduated exercise from 2 to 6 weeks. Final scar maturity is on the order of 6 to 8 months. Brachioplasty has a scar revision rate on the order of a 20% to 30% incidence.