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Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Because of the differences in where men and women tend to store fat, women often get frustrated by the fat in their upper arms. If excess fat is the only problem then liposuction may be all that is necessary. However, if you have lost a large amount of weight then irreversible skin changes may be evident in the upper arms in which case an arm lift is likely the only solution to the problem. The arm lift procedure involves an incision along the inner surface of the arm followed by removal of excess skin and fat.

What should I expect after surgery?

Pain is relatively moderate, some bruising and swelling
You will need to wear a snug undergarment for 2-3 weeks after surgery
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When can I go back to work?

7-10 days

When can I exercise?

4-6 weeks

Is this done as an inpatient or outpatient?


What type of anesthesia?

General anesthesia

How long does the procedure take?

2-3 hours




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