BRAHIOPLASTY

Brahioplasty is a surgery that reshapes the back of the upper arm, from arm to elbow. It is also called arm lifting (arm lifting) being an aesthetic operation done to remove excess skin and fat from the arms.

WHAT IS THE USE OF ARM LIFTING FOR?

When a person gains extra pounds, their skin slowly stretches over time. However, if she loses a lot of weight, her skin may not have enough elasticity to stretch again. This can lead to excess unsightly skin. Also, the same thing happens and as we age, the skin sags and becomes flabby.

Brachioplasty is not a recommended intervention for everyone. In a consultation, Dr. Pascal will decide if you are a suitable candidate for surgery, with precautions if:

    • You are overweight;
    • You have frequent weight changes;
    • You have a condition that interferes with wound healing (diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis);
    • You are a smoker.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR THE ARM LIFTING PROCEDURE?

  1. Consultation with Dr. Pascal (make sure you understand the benefits and risks).
  2. Examination of medical history (treatments, medication, diseases, previous operations).
  3. Physical examination. To determine your treatment options, your doctor will examine your lower arms.

BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

Trebuie să renunțați la fumat. Fumatul scade fluxul sanguin la nivelul pielii și poate încetini procesul de vindecare. Dacă fumați, medicul vă va recomanda să vă opriți din fumat înainte de intervenția chirurgicală și în timpul recuperării.

Evitați anumite medicamente, ca de exemplu, aspirina sau alte medicamente anti-inflamatoare și suplimente pe bază de plante, care pot crește sângerarea.

HOW DOES THE BRAHIOPLASTY INTERVENTION TAKE PLACE?

The procedure takes place in a hospital or on an outpatient basis. Sometimes the procedure is done with sedation and local anesthesia, which numbs only part of the body, and in other cases general anesthesia is recommended.

The operation usually takes 2-3 hours.

AFTER ARM LIFTING

The incisions will be covered with bandages. The arms will be lightly covered with elastic bandages to minimize inflammation. Drain tubes could be inserted into the arms to drain excess blood or fluid.

Stay in the hospital overnight. The surgeon will remove your bandages and drainage tube the day after the operation.

You will need to wear a compress bandage for a few weeks after surgery.

 

IMPORTANT (in the first days after brachioplasty)

Avoid raising your arms above shoulder level.

Do not force your arms for about six weeks after surgery.

Take painkillers and antibiotics to prevent infections, as prescribed by your doctor.

You can resume sports after 3-4 weeks (maintaining a stable weight can help you keep results).