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.