Do you have loose skin on your inner or upper arms? Sometimes it’s a natural part of ageing or a side-effect of losing a large amount of weight, but that doesn’t mean it’s something you have to just accept. If you would like treatment for your loose skin on arms there is a procedure that can help called Brachioplasty.
Brachioplasty is a surgical cosmetic procedure that removes and contours loose inner and upper arm skin to achieve a more toned, firm and youthful appearance to the arms. You will be put under general anaesthesia and an incision will be created within the inner arm. The length of the incision and scar will be discussed with you by your surgeon prior to surgery and is different for each patient. The excess arm skin will then be removed from the arm and liposuction on your arms may also be used to further refine the overall results. Once the excess skin and fatty tissues have been removed the incision will then be sutured. This procedure, on average, lasts for 1 and a half to 2 hours and requires patients to spend one night in hospital after your treatment for monitoring of your recovery.
You will be required to wear compression garments following your procedure for 3 weeks and may experience minor discomfort during your recovery process. This can be easily controlled with medication that will be prescribed. You should also refrain from as much arm movement or be lifting as possible for a few days after your surgery, to reduce swelling, and you may experience some thickening of the skin tissue around the area of that was treated which should soften with a month or two.
Brachioplasty can have many positives for patients with sagging and lax skin on the arms. For example, patients can expect to see a dramatically improved result in the firmness of the skin on the arms and have rid themselves of their loose arm skin for good. Furthermore, patients will also receive a huge confidence boost. Having loose arm skin can really affect your confidence and leave you feeling conscious of your body and even feel unable to wear certain items of clothing for fear of your arms being judged.
Like any surgical procedure, Brachioplasty comes with its own set of potential risks and side-effects that should be fully understood and carefully considered before making the decision to undergo treatment. Some possible risks and side-effects you may experience as a result of Brachioplasty include infection, change or loss of skin sensation and poor wound healing, especially for smokers. In fact, most surgeons will not operate on you if you are still a smoker, so you will need to stop smoking prior to booking your surgery. If you would like more information on the risks of Brachioplasty treatment we strongly suggest talking in depth with your surgeon about this during your consultation.
Finding a surgeon that you trust to perform your treatment is something a lot of patients find the hardest most time-consuming part of their cosmetic journey. With good reason, naturally, you want to feel reassured that your surgeon not only understands and is able to provide you with the results you are hoping for, but will also take every possible precaution to ensure your safety.
Mr Jag Chana is a plastic surgeon-based Hertfordshire, England and specialises in facial and reconstructive surgery as well as procedures like Brachioplasty. Mr Chana is well-known within the industry and with his patients for his ability to individualise the results of his procedures. It’s clear to see why Mr Chana is one of the most highly regarded surgeons in his field.
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