The most frequent problem about body aesthetics is upper-arm sagginess. Our skin loses its elasticity and subcutaneous fat tissue is reduced due to the aging and gravity. Genetic factors, fluctuation in body weight and excessive exposure to sun also increase the loosening of subcutaneous tissues. It causes sagging in the skin on the inner and back part of the upper arm towards elbow. Brachioplasty is an effective method for such sagging.
Why does the upper-arm sag?
Aging and fluctuation on body weight are the primary reasons of sagging on upper arm. Still the problems may differ from patient to patient. Fat depositions and skin sagging may be observed on the upper side, back and inner side of the upper arm. Because skin and the subcutaneous tissue are naturally loose on this region of the body.
How is brachioplasty administered?
Brachioplasty is administered by using two different techniques such as removing excessive fat or removing sagging skin. The two methods can be used simultaneously based on the needs of the patient. This operation is administered for the area between elbow and underarm; and targets removing excess hanging skin from the underarm. If the sagging is not excessive, operation can be completed with a little incision made on the armpit.
How is brachioplasty planned?
If sagging in the skin depends on fluctuations in body weight, the skin can be thicker. In that case, liposuction is administered firstly and then excessive skin is removed by surgical intervention. Most people have excess hanging skin from the armpit area to the elbow. Therefore; brachioplasty is administered from armpit area to the elbow.
Preparation for brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty is administered under general anesthesia and hospital conditions. Thus; patients should not take blood thinners like aspirin at least three days before the surgery.
What happens after the brachioplasty?
After brachioplasty, rubber drains may be put on the operation area after the surgery in order to prevent effusion. They will be removed in two or three days after the surgery. Pressure bandage is applied on the operation area in order to diminish swelling and oedema. Recovery period can vary from patient to patient but full recovery is possible within a week.