Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Surgery Abroad
Brachioplasty, also commonly referred to as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure performed when there is an excessive amount of loose skin on the upper arms. This can be attributed to aging, or in extreme cases of weight loss, when the condition skin had previously been stretched to such a great extent causing the condition to arise. The only way to fix this problem of sagging skin is to perform an arm lift.
This operation is recommended in extreme cases only. Someone with a small amount of sagging in the upper arm will probably not find a brachioplasty to be suitable. Unless the procedure is urgent, it should not be considered as a cosmetic option.
To perform this operation, an incision must be made from the armpit all the way down to the elbow, which leaves scarring. During the surgery, patients are put under general anesthesia or fully sedated. The procedure usually takes 1 or 2 hours in a private clinic or a hospital.
After the brachioplasty operation has finished, the patient will be considered an outpatient. No overnight stay at hospital is required. The main problem with this surgery is the inevitable scarring. No doctor can predict just how any one person will react and heal, with some faring better than others.
After being discharged from hospital, you’re arm will be wrapped in a surgical bandage that you should wear for the first few days. Once the incision has healed, usually taking 1 week, a visit to the hospital or clinic will be required to remove the stitches and receive further advice from the surgeon.