What is a brachioplasty?
A brachioplasty is a surgical procedure done to remove loose skin and excess fat of the upper arms.
How is a brachioplasty performed?
A brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is done in our surgery center under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Incisions are made on the inside upper portion of the arms to remove loose skin and fat excess. The incisions are meticulously placed in order to reduce the appearance of scars.
Recovery and Aftercare
- Expectations after your surgery with Dr. Rojas will include carefully monitoring your progress postoperatively at your follow up appointments. Patients will be given a prescription for pain medications, antibiotics and other vitamins which will help with your recovery process. You will wake up from the procedure in a recovery suite wearing compression sleeves on your arms. Our amazing staff will monitor you postoperatively until you are ready to be picked up by a family member or friend.
- Brachioplasty or arm lifts are common procedures, but every surgery has its risks. Risks include some asymmetry, delayed wound healing, hypertrophic/keloid scarring. Postoperative follow up appointments will be important to reduce the risk of longer recovery time or developing complications, as well as monitoring your progress.