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.