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Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Surgery In Houston

Arm lift procedure steps

Anesthesia

The procedure is usually done under intravenous sedation.

The incision

The incision length and pattern will depend on the amount and location of excess skin that is to be removed.

-Inner arm incision

-Arm lift inner arm incision

-Back of arm incision

-Arm lift back arm incision

-Minimal incision

-Arm lift minimal incision

Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm, depending on the surgeon’s preference, and may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow. Excess fat may be directly excised or treated with liposuction. Be sure and discuss your incision with your surgeon.

Then, underlying supportive tissue is tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. Finally, the remaining skin and tissue will be lifted resulting in a tight, smooth look..

Closing the incisions

Layers of sutures are then used to close the wounds and a light dressing is applied over the suture lines. A bandage is wrapped around your arms in order to apply some compression and minimize swelling. All sutures used are of the dissolving kind and will not need to be removed.

The results

The smoother, tighter contours that result from brachioplasty are apparent almost immediately following your procedure, although there will likely be swelling and bruising. You will be encouraged to move your hands and fingers to avoid any stiffness.

You will need to wear a tight fitting body garment for the first few weeks to support the area. You should not engage in any strenuous activities until your surgeon releases you to do so. Your scars will be permanent but will eventually fade. You should allow 9 - 12 months for your scars to flatten and lighten in color.

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