ARM LIFT/ BRACHIOPLASTY
What is an Arm lift?
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward between the armpit and elbow. It tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm.
Is it painful?
It is done under local anesthesia, meaning you are fully awake but you will receive medicine to numb the area to block the pain.
What are the risks?
An arm lift poses various risks, including:
- Scarring. Incision scars from an arm lift are permanent, but are typically placed in areas that aren’t easily visible. Rarely, incisions can result in raised, red scars. Injections of a corticosteroid medication or other treatments might be used to improve the appearance of scars.
- Asymmetry in the shape of your arms. This could occur as a result of changes during the healing process. Also, while the surgeon will try to make your arms look as symmetrical as possible, perfect symmetry isn’t possible.
- Changes in skin sensation. During an arm lift, the repositioning of your arm tissues can affect superficial sensory nerves. You’ll likely feel some temporary numbness.
Do arm lift scars fade?
Scar removal cream will help to minimize the appearance of the scars but it will take some time. Most people will notice the scarring from their arm lift surgery start to fade several months after surgery.
How long do arm lift results last?
By removing loose skin, an arm lift can give your upper arms a more toned appearance. Arm lift results are typically long lasting. However your skin will naturally lose some firmness as you age and some sagging might occur. Maintaining a stable healthy weight can help you retain your results.
How long is the recovery?
There will be minimal bruising and swelling for atleast 7-14 days. After the procedure, your arms will be loosely wrapped in elastic bandages to minimize swelling.
Will there be after care?
You will be given medication for anti-swelling, pain, antibiotic and antibiotic cream for you to apply at the incision site after clean. You have to come the next day for the dressing and follow-ups. Stitches will be removed after two weeks.
How much does arm lift cost?
Arm lift cost in Malaysia starts from USD 1000 onwards and solely depends on the issue and desired results.
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