Our Brachioplasty Gives Patients Fit and Sculpted Upper Arms

As a result of aging, sudden changes in weight, pregnancy, and several other factors, stubborn fat develops in various areas of our body. As we grow older, fat accumulates in the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and arms. Endless hours at the gym feel fruitless when it comes to toning and sculpting these stubborn areas of fat.

A particularly difficult area to deal with is the upper arm. In addition to arm fat, many people experience sagging skin. These issues can affect the appearance of the arms. A number of people opt to have their arms sculpted into a fitter shape through brachioplasty surgery.

Brachioplasty Surgery

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a procedure in which the excess tissues in the upper arms are removed to give the arms a shapelier look.

One of the most important steps in the preparation for a brachioplasty is to discuss the procedure at length with Dr. Kaye. It is important to understand what the procedure will be like and to have realistic expectations for your results. All of your medical details, including past surgeries, allergies, and any medical conditions, should be thoroughly explained to Dr. Kaye.

The Procedure and What to Expect

Brachioplasty typically takes only a few hours to complete. During the procedure, the patient is first administered either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Once this has gone into effect, Dr. Kaye makes an incision to access the underlying tissues.

There are several types of incisions that can be used, and the ideal type will depend on the amount of tissue to be removed, along with the preferences of the patient and Dr. Kaye. The most commonly used incision starts at the elbow and extends up to the armpit in some cases.

Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Kaye repositions the tissues and removes excess fat cells and skin. The skin is then redraped over the repositioned structures and sutured into place, closing the incisions.

Post-Surgical Recovery

The most important part of recovering from brachioplasty surgery is following Dr. Kaye’s post-surgical care directions to the letter. Doing this will help make your recovery shorter and more comfortable.

A degree of bruising, redness, and swelling will be present in the upper arms after surgery. Wearing a post-surgical elastic garment helps to control these issues and allows the skin to better fit the new contours of the arms. Cold compresses also help resolve these issues.

For a time, it will be necessary to stay home from work and recover, especially when it comes to jobs that require a lot of lifting and physical exertion. Avoid strenuous exercise routines and activities like sports for a period of several weeks.

Once the swelling ameliorates, you will be able to see the full results of your procedure in the form of sculpted and toned upper arms.

Make an Appointment to Find Out More

Do you want to learn more about the brachioplasty procedure? If so, it’s best to speak with a skilled medical professional. Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye is an experienced surgeon who has helped numerous patients achieve their goals. Contact us today for your consultation.