Brachioplasty (Arm lift)

Brachioplasty (arm lift)

Skin laxity and body weight fluctuations gradually change the shape of the arms making the skin lose its elasticity and sag. Brachioplasty improves the appearance of the arms by removing the excess skin and body fat. The operation is successful when the arms regain their natural appearance and any kind of pre-surgery functional problems are corrected.

Many women have skin laxity problems, despite being fit. In these cases, the improvement after the surgery is impressive due to the patient’s preexisting good muscle tone.

Brief description of the procedure

This procedure usually requires general anesthesia. Drawing the incision lines at the right position is very important. After making the incisions, the excess skin and body fat are removed. Finally, the incisions are closed. Brachioplasty can also be combined with liposuction (Liposuction-Assisted Short Scar Brachioplasty). Dr. Varnalidis always assesses each case carefully before performing brachioplasty aiming at achieving arm symmetry. Brachioplasty is combined with liposuction in order to achieve the desired aesthetic and functional outcome. However, only liposuction is performed in the case of young patients with a small amount of excess fat and a good muscle tone.

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Dr. Varnalidis always discusses and explains each procedure step by step. He also offers extensive post-surgery advice and is here to answer any question you might have, so that a smooth recovery and the best functional and aesthetic outcome are achieved.

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Anesthesia

Local or general anesthesia

Duration of the procedure

2–3 hours

Stay at the clinic

  • Usually one day, if general anesthesia was required
  • Not necessary, if the procedure only required local anesthesia

Necessary period before returning to everyday activities

  • 5–7 days to go back to work
  • 3-5 weeks to go to the gym

Final result

3-6 months after the procedure

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