Get firm and youthful arms and boost your confidence. Geoplasty Plastic Surgery is in tune with the latest developments in the area of brachioplasty, and helps you restore the appearance of your arms, which may have been damaged due to ageing or massive weight loss.
What brachioplasty is
Many people, men and women, may feel self-conscious of the shape of their upper body because of sagging, excess skin on the arms. This becomes worse over the summer months, when the arms are more exposed.
The problem may be attributed to:
- Laxity of the skin and the underlying fascia.
- Increased fat concentration.
- A combination of the above.
The non-invasive treatments (injectable or machine) offer minimum to zero improvement.
Only brachioplasty is a permanent solution. Brachioplasty removes excess skin and fat from the arms, to reduce their circumference and smooth their shape.
It is considered an obesity surgery and is the ideal solution for those who have had massive weight loss, either normally or with a surgical procedure.
It is also ideal for treating sagging skin in the area due to normal ageing.
How a brachioplasty is performed
A brachioplasty is usually performed under general anaesthesia, after the necessary preoperative check-up is completed.
The procedure depends on the extent of the problem:
- Minor problem, without excess sagging skin – Simple liposuction is the best solution. Liposuction is performed with an advanced ultrasonic device (Vaser Lipo), which not only removes fat, but also firms the skin.
- Major sagging skin and excess fat – At the same time as the liposuction (Vaser Lipo), a strip of skin is removed to resolve the issue permanently.
The length and design of the brachioplasty incision may differ, depending on the case. It is usually a straight line or a T-shaped incision with one side inside the armpit.
The scars may extend from the armpit to the elbow. They are placed in the inner part of the arms so that they are not easily visible when the arms are resting.
Absorbable sutures in layers are used to minimise scarring.
What happens after the procedure
After the procedure, your arms will be covered with bandages.
Some oedema may occur for the first few days. Usually, you should wear a compression garment to help the healing process and reduce the oedema.
You will be self-sufficient from the very first day, but you should avoid intense physical exercise for 2 weeks.
You will notice an immediate improvement in the shape of your arms. The incision scars gradually subside and become invisible after 6 months, using special ointments and silicone sheets.
Dr Georgopoulos and the fully trained personnel of Geoplasty Plastic Surgery will provide detailed information for the best possible results and gradual return to normal activities. The doctor will also prescribe special pharmaceutical treatment.
What the possible complications of a brachioplasty are
Some of the possible, though rare, complications are those common to all surgeries, and include haematoma and infection.
Scarring should not trouble you. With the suitable stitching technique used by Dr Georgopoulos and the right postoperative treatment, scarring is almost eliminated over time.
Therefore, any possible complications are fully treatable and reversible. Dr Georgopoulos and the people of Geoplasty Plastic Surgery will ensure your recovery will be as smooth as possible.
What other procedures a brachioplasty may be combined with
A brachioplasty may be combined with other procedures on the body:
On your first appointment, the doctor will diagnose your needs and, based on these, will formulate a treatment plan tailored to your needs to improve your body.
Why choose us for brachioplasty
If you want firm and youthful arms, Geoplasty Plastic Surgery is still abreast of all the latest developments in brachioplasty. It is equipped with cutting-edge technology and its personnel are qualified and fully trained.
On your first visit, Dr Georgopoulos will take down your medical history, perform a physical examination and evaluate the distinct features of your body. Depending on your needs and expectations, he will propose the treatment tailored to your needs.
Book an appointment to find out all about the available options and personalised solutions, fully tailored to your needs: