If the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appearing loose and full due to excess fat and skin, arm lift surgery may be able to provide the results you desire.
Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift reduces the excess sagging skin and localised fat, and tightens and smooths the underlying tissue in order to redefine the shape of the upper arm.
Depending on your circumstances, excess fat may be either excised directly or treated with liposuction during this procedure.
The exact incision size and location will depend on your circumstances, but it will generally be on the back of your arm, and may extend from the underarm to the elbow.
Dr Carmen Munteanu provides expert and compassionate care to her patients who wish to undergo this surgery and reshape their upper arms.
You can find out more about the arm lift surgery in the links below.
Planning your arm lift
At your pre-operative consultation, Dr Carmen will discuss your goals, expectations, age, medical history and any risk factors. Following an examination, Dr Carmen will then provide you with her recommendations as to the best options to achieve your desired results, as well the likely outcomes. You will then be provided with an individualised recommended treatment plan.
To ensure your comfort throughout the procedure, you will be administered with either intravenous sedation or general anaesthetic.
As mentioned above, the exact length and pattern of the incision for this procedure will depend on the amount and location of excess skin which needs to be removed. Normally this will be along the back of your arm, and could extend from the underarm to just above the elbow. The excess fat may be either excised directly, or through liposuction.
Once the underlying supportive tissues have been reshaped and tightened through the use of internal sutures, the skin will then be smoothed over and closed with either dissolvable sutures, or stitches which will require removal.
Dressing and bandages may be applied after the surgery is complete, and you will be given either a compression garment or an elastic bandage to help minimise the swelling. To help drain excess fluid and blood from the site, you may also be fitted with a small tube.
Recovery and aftercare
We will provide you with detailed instructions for caring for the surgical site, as well as medications you may need to take orally or apply to help with the healing process. You will also be given a time for a follow-up consultation with Dr Carmen.
To ensure the best results from your surgery, please be sure to follow these instructions.
Provided you maintain your health and fitness, the results of your surgery should be long-lasting. As you continue to age it is inevitable that you continue to lose some firmness, but the bulk of the improvements achieved through an arm lift should be quite permanent.
Arm lift surgery before and after photos
Dr Carmen has 25 years of expertise in breast & tummy surgery as well as excess skin removal for weight-loss patients. Her favourite surgery is Breast Reduction. She also has significant experience in using fat transfer & fat grafting processes to the breast for augmentation and enhancement.
Dr Carmen is a FRACS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon – she is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
She is a precise surgeon and customises her surgery procedures and placement of surgical incision lines for each patient to get the best outcomes.
Caring and engaging, Dr Carmen is highly regarded by her peers and patients.
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