This accumulation of tissues may have developed as part of an individual’s genetics, lifestyle or a significant amount of weight loss. Typically, when the arms are elevated, the excess fat and skin appear to hang beneath the arms.
Dr Chaithan Reddy uses multiple surgical techniques to remove excess tissue from the arms to improve overall arm contour. In some cases, it primarily entails removal of excess skin and in other cases, stubborn fat is eliminated along with the excess skin. The surgical technique is typically tailored to the individual’s specific concerns. The surgical technique is routinely very effective in reducing arm circumference and addressing unwanted hanging skin and fat in this region.
The arm lift procedure
Arm lift surgery is also known as Brachioplasty. During the arm lift surgery (which is performed either under general anaesthesia), the excess skin and fat are removed from your arms. Often, the surgical technique involves the use of liposuction to help break up the fat while minimising potential injury to nerves or lymphatic channels. Following surgery, Dr Reddy will meet with you to see how you’re feeling, and to make sure that you are at ease and prepared for the recovery process. You can choose to leave the hospital on the day of the procedure or stay overnight. For more extensive arm lift procedures (often known as ‘extended brachioplasty’) overnight stay is arranged.
Arm Lift Incisions
Brachioplasty is a very effective way of removing the extra fat and skin from the arm region. The incisions range from ‘short scar’ to ‘traditional’ incisions, depending upon what needs to be achieved. If applicable, Dr Reddy may be able to limit the incisions to within the armpit region. Conversely, where skin excess is more notable, the length of the incisions are typically along the inner arm and the length of which is dictated by the amount of excess skin that needs to be removed. Choosing the wrong technique and utilising a small scar technique in more advanced cases will lead to puckering and ‘dog ears’. Dr Reddy has extensive experience in arm lift surgery, as a large part of his practice includes body contouring surgery. After examination during the consultation process, you will be advised on the most appropriate method to tackle your conerns. In advanced cases, particularly where significant amounts of skin removal after weight loss is needed, an extended brachioplasty can be undertaken to address the excess skin under the armpit and also along the side of the chest. This technique is very effective reducing and eliminating the fold of skin that typicaly bunches or hangs over the bra line. In select cases where the skin tone is preserved, and the problem is primarily stubborn fat, then liposuction alone may address your concerns. Dr Reddy will discuss the most appropriate method of brachioplasty at the time of the consultation, so you will have a clear idea of what is planned well prior to surgery.