Look Slimmer Overall After A Brachioplasty Or Armlift
Underarm loose skin can be a source of embarrassment and can greatly affect your self-esteem. You are reminded of it everyday i you feel you can not wear sleeveless clothing. A Brachioplasty removes excess fat and skin from the underside of the upper arms. An Arm Lift reshapes the underside of the arm for a firmer appearance from the underarm to the elbow. When this excess skin is removed you will look and feel slimmer. Dial 859.255.6649 today to book a one-on-one arm lift consultation with Dr. Henry Wells, Jr. or Dr. Sara Soni Kalma.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty surgery is for those who carry extra underarm fat or skin. It is important for patients who have had extreme weight loss. Weight loss patients are often left with excessive amounts of loose underarm skin that has lost its elasticity. These patients can see life changing results froman Arm Lift.
Aging can also lead to the development of saggy under arm skin that simply loses firmness over time. The best candidates for a Brachioplasty are patients who are not overweight and are in good overall health.
Before Scheduling The Operation
You will have an initial consultation with Dr. Wells or Dr. Soni-Kalma to determine the extent of Brachioplasty you need. They will determine if supplemental liposuction is recommended. Consultations typically last about an hour and address all questions you may have about the procedure and determine your expectations.
Patients often as questions about incisions and scarring during their consultation. Incision length and pattern varies from patient to patient depending on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. Incisions may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow depending on the extent of removal. The appearance of incisions decrease significantly with time.
They will review your past medical history and determine what results you are looking for. Then you will have a physical exam to determine what it will take to clear you for surgery. Brachioplasty is typically considered an outpatient procedure. This allows you to go home the same day as your surgery so you can recover at home. Dr. Wells and Dr. Soni-Kalma sometimes feels it is necessary for a patient to stay overnight. They will schedule several follow up appointments to check on your healing.
The Brachioplasty Procedure
Brachioplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that requires IV sedation. It typically takes about two to three hours to perform. It is often done in conjunction with other surgeries including breast augmentation and abdominoplasty. Combination procedures can transform the body and create beautiful results.
Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm to minimize their appearance. The underlying supportive tissue is then tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. The skin is then smoothed over the new contour of your arm. The tighter contours resulting from a Brachioplasty are apparent immediately following your procedure. Keep in mind that there will be some swelling and bruising.
Excess fat in the underarm area may also be removed during Brachioplasty with liposuction. This is a procedure that directly removes fat from the body and provides a more tight and toned appearance. Areas targeted by supplemental Liposuction can be in the underarm area or in the upper sides of the chest.
Some people think that just having liposuction will eliminate saggy underarms. However this often leads to more loose skin. Our Surgeons see Liposuction as a supplementary procedure to Brachioplasty to improve the aesthetic results of your Arm Lift.
After The Procedure
After completing an arm lift procedure your incisions will be covered in bandages and your arms will be loosely wrapped in elastic dressings to minimize swelling. A follow-up visit will be scheduled within a day or two to check how well you are healing. Small drain tubes may be placed in your arms to assist with the draining of any excess fluid.
It is recommended to avoid lifting your arms above your shoulders for about three to four weeks after the surgery. Heavy lifting may lead to injury of your incision sites. Avoid strenuous activity for up to eight weeks. Dr. Wells or Dr. Soni-Kalma may prescribe pain medication to ease your recovery.
"Dr Gerstle is a kind and caring surgeon. He explains all procedures in an understanding manner. He never rushes and always spends the time to make you feel comfortable. He is available both after hours and on weekends. I would highly recommend him for all proceeds. I am very pleased with my results." - M.S.
Call Dr. Wells For An Arm Lift In Lexington, Ky!
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your arms due to underarm loose skin schedule a consultation with Dr. Wells. He is passionate about achieving the aesthetic goals of all his patients. He will address any questions and concerns to help you realize your potential and give you your confidence back. Your loose underarms can be a thing of the past with Brachioplasty with the aid of a talented plastic surgeon like Dr. Henry Wells Jr. Dial 859.255.6649 today or fill our the form in our contact page.