An arm lift consists in modeling the shape of the arms, making them look proportional by liposuction and removal of excess skin, if necessary.
Arm lift surgery is intended for people who experience a loss of firmness in that area, usually associated with a rapid and major weight loss. The procedure is also carried out for overweight people whose fat distribution around the arms is unfavorable, giving the impression of a sagging fold.
Preparation for surgery
Two weeks before the surgery, it is advisable not to take aspirin and other drugs containing acetylsalicylic acid or its derivatives (e.g. metamizole, ketoprofen, ibuprofen, diclofenac etc.), only paracetamol is allowed. To reduce bruising, we recommend taking Rutinoscorbin (ascorbic acid+rutoside) for 3 weeks before surgery (2 pills 3 times a day). Smoking is inadvisable. Makeup, contact lenses and nail polish must be removed before surgery. The procedure can be performed under general or local anesthesia.
Effects of the surgery
The effects of an arm lift/brachioplasty include a reduction of excess skin, improvement of firmness and smoothness of the skin. This is especially noticeable for patients with loose, sagging arm skin. An additional result of the surgery is an increase of the patient’s self-esteem and joy from the lack of restrictions in the selection of clothes.
The effects of an arm lift are satisfactory and long-lasting, but in order to preserve them, a constant body weight should be maintained.