Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the upper arms by removing excess skin and fat. This procedure is popular among individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, as well as those who have excess skin due to aging or genetics.
How is the Procedure Done?
The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete. The surgeon will make incisions on the upper arms, usually on the underside or back of the arm, and remove excess skin and fat. The remaining tissue is then repositioned and sutured in place to create a more attractive contour.
What is the Post-Op Process like?
After the surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication. They will also need to wear compression garments for several weeks to minimize swelling and promote healing. Patients should avoid strenuous physical activity during the initial recovery period and may need to take time off work to recover fully.
How Much Does it Cost?
The average cost in the United States varies between $6,000 and $12,000. In Colombia, the procedure is 30-50% less.