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Arm Lift abroad An arm lift, which is also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure which removes sagging skin and fat from the upper arm to the elbow, reshaping the arm into a tighter and firmer form. It is a popular procedure among patients who have experienced extreme weight loss. An arm lift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and the patient is administered either a general anesthetic or local anesthetic with sedation. There are two methods which can be performed during an arm lift procedure.

In the case whereby there is not an excessive amount of sagging, the surgeon may be able to perform the surgery by making a minimal incision near the armpit, where liposuction can be used to remove excess fat. For patients who have experienced a lot of weight loss and have sagging skin around the arm, the surgeon will usually opt to make a longer incision along the elbow and past the armpit. This allows for both liposuction to be used and for the surgeon to re-sculpture the arm, making the skin tighter. Possible risks and side effects of an arm lift include infection, swelling, numbness, bruising, scarring, loss of sensation, and bleeding.

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An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it. An arm lift procedure may be recommended for patients with a lot of loose skin on the arms, or patients with large hanging fat deposits. Loose arm skin (often called "bingo wings") is common after considerable weight loss. Patients with small amounts of loose skin should not consider surgery as it can leave a big scar.

Generally, the surgery is only recommended if the transformation will be dramatic enough to justify the scarring. Many clinics offer minimally invasive options however, traditionally the surgeon makes an incision in the arm extending from the elbow, up to the armpit. As the scar is on the inside of the arm, it is hidden a lot of the time but may still be seen. Patients should consider whether the benefits of the surgery outweigh the potential scarring.

Recommended for Removing loose arm skin and fat deposits Time requirements Number of days in hospital 1 - 4 days Average length of stay abroad 1 weeks. The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days. Number of trips abroad needed 1. Many people who have lost weight or who are unhappy with their appearance choose to have an arm lift to reshape the arm. 

After consulting with the surgeon and discussing the desired goals, the surgeon is likely to advise patients to make some minor lifestyle adjustments ahead of the procedure, such as reducing alcohol consumption and stopping smoking.,

The surgeon will make an incision beneath the inner arm, from the elbow to the armpit. By making the incision under the arm, it makes the scarring less noticable once the wound heals after the surgery.

After making the incision, the surgeon removes the excess skin and fat, before closing the site with sutures. Anesthesia Local anesthetic with sedation. Procedure duration The Arm Lift takes 1 to 3 hours. The surgeon will remove excess skin and fat from the arm, redefining the shape and appearance of the arm.,

Post procedure care After the procedure, patients are often allowed to return to the hotel. The patient should rest and follow any hygiene instructions from the surgeon. The patient may need to wear a compression garment for the first few weeks after the surgery.

Patients should avoid smoking, and any physical activities which will disrupt the healing process. Possible discomfort For the first 10 to 14 days after an arm lift, the arms will be quite swollen. Patients may need to wear supportive wraps for up to 6 weeks while the swelling improves. The surgical site can take up to one year to fully heal.,

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