Upper arm lift – Brachioplasty
An upper arm lift helps in cases where loose skin remains following ageing, massive weight reduction, partial slackening of the musculature and loss of elasticity. The upper arm lift should be performed when tightening of the skin cannot be achieved through liposuction or when too few fat deposits are available. Targeted liposuction of the adjacent flank area can also improve the body contours.
During an in-depth discussion, we can offer advice on the results achievable with an upper arm lift, with or without liposuction. Occasionally the lifting effect can be achieved through the tightening of individual special tendons under the skin. Excess skin is measured and marked with exactness on the insides of the upper arms before it is removed along with fatty tissue and the fascia lifted. Special incision and stitching techniques ensure that scars are barely noticeable
Treatment and operation preparation: Obtain timely, comprehensive medical advice and risk awareness, including a full medical check-up with ECG. These checks can all be performed here, in-house.
Duration of operation: ca. 3 hours
Anaesthesia: Local to general
Staying at the clinic: Usually outpatient
Work incapacity: 3-7 days
Social capacity: After 1 day
Sport: After 2 weeks, depending on type of sport.
Sun-bathing and solarium: After 4 weeks
Sauna: After 4 weeks
After care: Compression sleeves, lymph drainage, scar massage, scar care, antibiotics.
Durability: Months to years
Special risks: Haematoma, seroma, lymph blockage, unattractive scarring, healing problems.
Cost absorption: Occasionally after massive weight loss.