Brachioplasty is a surgery similar to facelift, but in this case, to treat the inside of the arms when it has excess fat and sagging skin. With it, you get defined and firm arms.
The area of the armpits and arms is an area in which the dermis is very thin, has little elasticity and, unless we perform specific and constant physical exercise, it is difficult for the skin to get an effect against gravity, either by hereditary factors, of age or weight, among others.
After losing a lot of weight in a short time or over the years, the skin tends to have flaccidity and although exercise is often performed, there are certain pronounced cases in which the solution goes through a surgery.
What is the brachioplasty intervention?
In a first consultation, the specialist will examine the degree of flaccidity and condition of the skin, to choose a type of surgery of greater or lesser degree, always with the most efficient result possible and a smaller scar.
Depending on the case, there are times when a simple liposuction is advisable or you have to extract a little skin.
How is a brachioplasty performed?
Normally, an intervention is performed under general anesthesia but, depending on the case, it may be with local anesthesia or sedation.
After the intervention, arms are bandaged to make the compression effect and certain medications are prescribed to reduce inflammation and minor pain.
The next day, the bandage is replaced by a compression strip that the patient should wear about two weeks.
After the intervention, which usually lasts from 1 to 3 hours, you should avoid lifting weight, wear tight clothes, drive and make sudden movements.
If you want to have firm and beautiful arms, consult with our specialist all the steps and information about this type of aesthetic operation.
At the Vithas Xanit International Hospital, the Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Unit aims to make the patient feel good. The latest medical technology, along with the desire of our professionals for perfection means that we can be sure that patients will be satisfied with the results of their cosmetic treatment.