Dr.Kamil Pietrasik
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Arm lift (brachioplasty) is an operation for individuals with excessive skin and subcutaneous fat tissue on arms who seek aesthetic improvement in this area.

Determined by volume of tissues to be removed and skin elasticity, techniques vary from standard liposuction to direct surgical resection. When indicated, Dr Pietrasik combines both methods to achieve best aesthetic result. Individuals after significant weight loss and those with normal aging changes are good candidates for this type of surgery.

Brachioplasty is conducted in general anesthesia.

Skin incision in standard arm lift is placed on posterior-medial aspect of the arm and armpit. Resulting long scar is permanent but due to this location it is almost imperceptible when arms are not elevated. If liposuction only is performed, resulting few short (2-3 mm) scars in elbow area and armpit are imperceptible after normal healing is complete.

Patients after brachioplasty are discharged home 6 hours after the surgery. In larger volume reductions overnight stay in the facility is required.

Return to normal (non-strenuous) activity takes 10-14 days. Patient should avoid weight lifting (>5 kg) and strenuous arm muscles work for 6 weeks.  Professional activity involving arm muscles as well as sport activities may be resumed after 6 weeks.

Compression sleeves must be used for 4-6 weeks after surgery.

Brachioplasty results are good and long-lasting but not permanent. This method rejuvenates arms but doesn't stop their natural aging processes. Significant weight changes, hormones may change aesthetic result of the operation.

This short information doesn’t replace medical consultation in the office.

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