Brachioplasty / Arm Lift Surgery
Losing a lot of weight is not an easy journey and if you’re in the position of having achieved that goal, you should be feeling great and congratulating yourself. However, often following extreme weight loss, people unfortunately find the loose skin left behind even harder to get rid of than the weight itself. Likewise, as we age our skin loses its natural elasticity, which can lead to the skin sagging. On the arms the result is often referred to as ‘bingo wings’ and is something people can feel very self conscious about.
Despite a healthy diet and rigorous exercise regime, it can be impossible to resolve loose excess skin naturally. The muscle may be toned, but the skin too loose to reveal the definition. The skin on the arms can be of particular issue and in such cases a surgical arm lift, or brachioplasty, is an incredibly effective solution.
Brachioplasty surgery adopts different techniques depending on the individual. If the area of focus is relatively small and located mostly towards the very upper arm, an incision in the armpit can be adequate to achieve the desired results (short scar brachioplasty). If loose skin is apparent on the entire upper arm an incision will be made along the inner arm, from the armpit to the elbow. In both cases, the skin is pulled inwards, stitched into the new position and excess skin is then removed.
Both approaches can be performed in conjunction with liposuction, which works brilliantly to eradicate stubborn pockets of fat and provide a wider sphere of body contouring and redefinition.
For many people, brachioplasty surgery is the last step in a long journey to obtaining the body they’ve been working incredibly hard to achieve. It’s a very effective procedure, boasting instantly obvious results, and as such can be life changing for those who chose it.
Mr Sheikh Ahmad
A consultant surgeon with a special interest in post-weight loss tissue reduction surgery, Mr. Ahmad provides a wide variety of cosmetic procedures to address the issues that are faced following extreme weight loss, including thigh lifts, brachioplasty (arm lift), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction. He is also a specialist in cosmetic breast surgery.
A limousine service is available on request, which provides the client with comfortable and private transport both to and from the hospital. This service is extended to clients who wish to have their surgery in a different city. It’s provided at a subsidised rate, is unique to Mr Ahmad’s practice and has been very popular with his clients.
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Frequently Asked Questions
ABOUT BRACHIOPLASTY/ARM LIFT SURGERY
What Is Brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, is an extremely effective surgical procedure that eradicates excess skin and fat on the upper arms. The result is tightened skin, more toned upper arms and improved body contouring
Will A Brachioplasty Get Rid Of Cellulite And Stretch Marks?
Does A Brachioplasty Leave Scars?
Will Brachioplasty Surgery Remove The Saggy Skin Following Weight Loss?
Can I Have Liposuction At The Same Time as Brachioplasty Surgery?
How Much Does Brachioplasty Surgery Cost?
What Happens At My First Consultation?
How Is Brachioplasty Surgery Performed?
How Long Does Brachioplasty Surgery Take?
How Painful Is Brachioplasty Surgery?
How Will I Feel After The Procedure?
How Long Will I Be In Hospital?
Are There Any Side Effects To The Operation?
The most common side effect is feeling sleepy for a few hours. Sometimes the anaesthetic makes you feel sickly, but usually for a short time only.
You may feel slightly bloated for a few days. This is often due to slight constipation caused by medication. A gentle laxative will help resolve this.