What does an arm lift procedure entail?
The surgery takes around two hours in total and is carried out under general anaesthetic. Most patients also stay in hospital overnight. Depending upon how much excess fat tissue is present, the procedure can also be combined with liposuction.
What is the recovery period like after an arm reduction?
Discomfort is usually minimal after an arm reduction procedure, but Mr Tulley advises patients to minimise arm movement for the first two weeks to avoid putting pressure on the healing incisions.
Return to work depends on the type of job you have. Heavy lifting and rigorous exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks after surgery.
What results can I expect from a brachioplasty?
The scar is quite long, often stretching down from the armpit to the elbow and can take up to 12 months to fully heal. However, Mr Tulley positions the scar on the underside of the arm, so it is less noticeable and he ensures they are fully appraised of what to expect in terms of scarring before they go ahead with surgery.
Patients are typically highly satisfied with the significant improvement to the shape of the upper arms.
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For advice on whether a brachioplasty is the most appropriate procedure for you, book a consultation with Mr Tulley by calling 020 7183 1559 or use the contact form.