Arm Lifts Following MWL
If you have recently lost a great deal of weight through bariatric surgery or if several pregnancies have caused you to gain and lose weight over time, you may be bothered by dropping excess skin along your upper arm.
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A Brachioplasty, or arm lift mumbai, is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin to tighten and tone the appearance of the upper arms. The goal of the arm lift Navi mumbai Thane is to reduce skin redundancy and to reduce the circumference of the arm. When there is good skin tone or minimal skin sagging, fat deposits can be reduced by liposuction. But marked skin redundancy or laxity can only be improved by surgery.
It is commonly combined with a tummy tuck mumbai for body contouring following massive weight loss.
The upper arm lift:
The operation begins with an incision along the arm. The location and length of the incision will vary depending on the amount of skin you wish to have removed, as well as the location of the excess skin flap. In the most extreme cases, the incision may extend from the armpit to the elbow to remove the maximum amount of skin. We may need to create either a curved or Z-shaped incision during the procedure to minimize the appearance of scarring after healing.
Mini Arm Lift:
The mini arm lifts mumbai may be an option for patients who need only minor revision to the skin on their upper arms. The incision is much smaller. In most cases, it can be placed in the armpit, where it is much less noticeable than down the length of the upper arm.
To gain access to the orbital fat, a small incision is made in the muscle layer. The skin and muscle are dissected away from the underlying orbital septum. This allows the surgeon to pull the skin and muscle layers away from the orbital septum and subsequently expose the orbital fat in the lower eyelid.
The mini arm lift procedure is usually used for patients who have lost a moderate amount of weight due to diet and exercise, or for those who have developed some excess skin through aging. Most bariatric surgery patients will require traditional Brachioplasty mumbai, as a mini arm lift is unable to provide the drastic revision necessary after extreme weight loss.
Post Op Recovery
As with any surgical procedure, you will likely experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising which can be alleviated with cold compresses and pain medication. You will begin to notice an improvement in the bruising around your eyes in 7 – 10 days. While you will have small scars, they are usually well hidden by the contours of the eyelid. The scars may be slightly red at first but will fade over several months to a very faint white line. You should continue to avoid strenuous activity such as heavy lifting or exercise for at least 2 weeks following the procedure.
Duration & anaesthesia
The procedure is done usually under general anaesthesia and takes 2-3 hours. Mini tucks can be done on an outpatient basis, however, it better to stay back in the hospital following a Brachioplasty Navi mumbai Thane.
Risks & side effects
Persistent or severe pain, bruising and swelling, numbness of the skin, asymmetry of the upper arms might occur. In some cases edema or lymphoedema of the arms can result.Highly visible or keloid scars and cutaneous nerve injuries.
You may need to stay in hospital 1-2 days. Recovery from this procedure can take 1-2 weeks. Be sure and discuss your return to work or travel back home with us prior to your surgery.
You will need to wear a tight fitting body garment for the first few weeks to support the area. You should not engage in any strenuous activities until we ask you to do so. Your scars will be permanent but will eventually fade. You should allow 9 – 12 months for your scars flatten and lighten in colour.
Your New Look
Good and stable results can be achieved in young patients with adiposities and good skin tone as well as in adults of older age, sometimes with the help of several months of postoperative elastic compression.