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Brachioplasty is an extremely effective surgical procedure that eradicates excess skin and fat on the upper arms. It’s particularly useful for people who have undergone extreme weight loss and those who have lost definition as a natural result of aging. The result is tightened skin, more toned upper arms and improved body contouring

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.

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Mr Sheikh Ahmad

Mr Sheikh Ahmad has over 30 years of surgical experience, with extensive experience in both cosmetic and aesthetic procedures.

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.

Weekly clinics are held at his private clinic in Truro in Cornwall, Duchy Hospital in Cornwall and Riverside Hospital in London. To find out more and book a consultation, please make an appointment with Mr. Ahmad by contacting his secretary via email or telephone on 01872 248325.

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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?

When combined with liposuction it can be very effective at removing stubborn pockets of fat on the arms and as such cellulite. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, removes excess skin and tightens the remaining skin, which in combination both physically removes stretch marks and stretches the skin so reducing the appearance of any stretch marks that remain.

+ Does A Brachioplasty Leave Scars?

Whenever incisions are made as part of surgery there is a risk of scarring. The location of scars following brachioplasty surgery depends on the technique employed and therefore the location of the incision. In some cases an incision in the armpit will be adequate to achieve the desired results. In other cases, where thereu2019s a wider area of focus, an incision from the armpit to the elbow is required. Mr. Ahmad has over 30 years of surgical experience and is particularly skilled in leaving very little long term marks on the body following surgery.

+ Will Brachioplasty Surgery Remove The Saggy Skin Following Weight Loss?

Yes, brachioplasty surgery is a highly effective solution for people who have undergone extreme weight loss and are now looking for a solution for the loose skin left behind. It can be combined with liposuction, which works brilliantly to eradicate stubborn pockets of fat and provide a wider sphere of body contouring and redefinition.

+ Can I Have Liposuction At The Same Time as Brachioplasty Surgery?

Yes. Brachioplasty surgery and liposuction work together brilliantly to both remove loose skin, whilst also eradicating stubborn pockets of fat and providing a wider sphere of body contouring and redefinition.

+ How Much Does Brachioplasty Surgery Cost?

Prices start from u00a33500.

CONSULTATION

What Happens At My First Consultation?

Mr Ahmad takes a brief history and then assesses your arms. All treatment options are discussed in detail and Mr Ahmad gives his suggestions regarding the best options available. Fees and surgery venue are discussed. A second appointment is then scheduled to finalise your treatment.

SURGERY

How Is Brachioplasty Surgery Performed?

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.

How Long Does Brachioplasty Surgery Take?

The procedure takes approximately 2 hours.

How Painful Is Brachioplasty Surgery?

Generally speaking brachioplasty surgery pain is tolerable and managed with pain control. Strong painkillers are required for the first few days and in most cases paracetamol is adequate after the first week.

How Will I Feel After The Procedure?

Pain/discomfort is moderate but obviously varies with individuals. Painkillers are prescribed to keep the discomfort/pain under control. Movements are restricted for the first three weeks or so. A compression garment is advised for six weeks.

How Long Will I Be In Hospital?

An overnight stay is usually required. Mr. Ahmad will review you the morning after surgery and, if everything is satisfactory, discharge you from hospital normally by midday.

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.

POST SURGERY, RECOVERY & THE FUTURE

Will I Have A Follow Up Appointment?

An outpatient appointment will be made for approximately one week after surgery.

Whatu2019s The Recovery Time For Brachioplasty Surgery?

Postoperative recovery is gradual. Pain and swelling subsides in approximately two weeks and should have full range by the third postoperative week.

Do I Need To Take Time Off Work After Surgery?

You are advised to take a couple of weeks off work, however you are advised to avoid intense activities for approximately six weeks.

To find out more and to book a consultation, please make an appointment with Mr. Ahmad by contacting his secretary via email or ring her on 01872 248325.

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