Brachioplasty (armlift)

Having loose skin in the upper arm can many times be regarded as a sign of ageing. Many patients will experience this after weight loss and exercising to increase the tone will not change the appearance. Brachioplasty aims to remove this excess skin from the upper arms to make them tighter.

WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE MY OPERATION?

The first meeting with your surgeon constitutes a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history, previous operations and any medications that you might take. Your surgeon will ascertain why you desire to undergo this procedure and what your main aesthetic goals are to ensure that any other possibly more suitable treatments have been considered.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

The procedure involves making an incision on the inner side of the arm, removal of the excess tissue and suturing back the skin again. In certain cases a liposuction might be required. In some instances surgical drains are used to remove any excess fluid or blood. A tight garment will have to be worn for several weeks to ensure maintenance of the shape of the arms and reduce any swelling that might occur.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO BEFORE MY OPERATION TO ENSURE THE BEST OUTCOME?

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

If you are aiming to loose weight then it is best done before the operation to enable the surgeon to achieve even better results. We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

WHAT POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS ARE THERE?

All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications are numbness, bruising and swelling. The more uncommon risks include infection, haematoma and longer healing times.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

WHAT IF I AM NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED?

In some rare circumstances some clients might not be entirely pleased with their results. It is important to remember that it takes some time for the final results to be evident due to swelling and potential bruising.

WHERE WILL MY OPERATION TAKE PLACE?

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and likely discharged the same day.

WHAT ANAESTHETIC WILL I HAVE?

For this surgery you will have a general anaesthetic and therefore you will be asleep during the whole procedure. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have.

HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE?

The operation will likely take around two hours, which is depending on the amount of work that is needed and if you are combining it with liposuction. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE SURGERY?

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this.

When you wake up you will have dressings over the sutures in your skin and a compression garment, which you should wear for a few weeks to optimize your healing and get the best results.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO HEAL?

You will most probably be discharge home the same day of your operation. We suggest that you take it easy for a few days and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You might experience some soreness and bruising after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about. We advise our clients to avoid exercise for three to four weeks to ensure adequate healing.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.

Having loose skin in the thighs can many times be regarded as a sign of ageing. Many patients will experience this after weight loss and exercising to increase the tone will not change the appearance. A thigh lift is aiming to remove this excess skin from the thighs and to make them tighter.

Having loose skin in the upper arm can many times be regarded as a sign of ageing. Many patients will experience this after weight loss and exercising to increase the tone will not change the appearance. Brachioplasty aims to remove this excess skin from the upper arms to make them tighter.

The procedure involves making an incision on the inner side of the arm, removal of the excess tissue and suturing back the skin again. In certain cases a liposuction might be required. In some instances surgical drains are used to remove any excess fluid or blood. A tight garment will have to be worn for several weeks to ensure maintenance of the shape of the arms and reduce any swelling that might occur.

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

If you are aiming to loose weight then it is best done before the operation to enable the surgeon to achieve even better results. We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

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All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications are numbness, bruising and swelling. The more uncommon risks include infection, haematoma and longer healing times.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

In some rare circumstances some clients might not be entirely pleased with their results. It is important to remember that it takes some time for the final results to be evident due to swelling and potential bruising.

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and likely discharged the same day.

For this surgery you will have a general anaesthetic and therefore you will be asleep during the whole procedure. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have.

The operation will likely take around two hours, which is depending on the amount of work that is needed and if you are combining it with liposuction. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this.

When you wake up you will have dressings over the sutures in your skin and a compression garment, which you should wear for a few weeks to optimize your healing and get the best results.

You will most probably be discharge home the same day of your operation. We suggest that you take it easy for a few days and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. You might experience some soreness and bruising after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about. We advise our clients to avoid exercise for three to four weeks to ensure adequate healing.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.