Upper arm lift or Brachioplasty

Our Clinical Practice in Arm lift Surgery

In our practice, we require a routine pre-operative health check-up to exclude serious underlying medical illness that may cause some complications during or after the operation. A thorough medical history and physical exam is done to assess the skin tone of the arms and amount of localized fat present. When your skin tone is good and excessive fat deposit is contributing to the undesirable appearance of the arms, a liposuction is recommended. However in patients with poor skin tone, arm lifting with or without liposuction is highly recommended

Arm lift surgery is a major cosmetic surgery done under general anesthetics in our affiliated hospitals in Phuket, not at the clinic. You will be admitted in the hospital’s private room and operated on the same day with 1- 2 nights of hospitalization.

Get Educated in Brachioplasty

The Surgery: Brachioplasty or arm lift is a surgical procedure to remove the loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm to tighten the skin. With age, the upper arm can become loose and flabby. In some cases, liposuction of fat deposits is done alone or in conjunction with an arm lift to enhance the results.

The Incision Site: The surgical incision runs from near the arm pit to the elbow joint. This long scar on the inside of the upper arm stay permanently; however, the effect wears off with time.

Get Ready For The Big Day (Before, During & After)

Before Operation

2 Weeks Before: Stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Stop taking Aspirin, Herbal or diet supplements and certain anti-inflammatory drugs as taking these substances can cause increase bleeding. 

On Consultation Day:  Prepare for medical check up, physical exam and discuss expectations, your medical history such as any drug or food allergies, underlying medical conditions and on-going medical treatments to the plastic surgeon. The surgeon may take photographs before and after surgery and keep the photos in your medical record.

24 hours and 12 hours Before
: Scrub neck, arms and armpits with anti-bacterial soap and let it lather for 10 minutes before rinsing on the night before and in the morning of your surgery.

8 hours Before Operation: No food or drink, take off jewelries, nail colors on hand & feet

During Operation:

  • The arm lift surgery usually takes 2-3 hours however you will be observed for an hour until stable.
  • A small, thin drainage tube is occasionally placed under the skin to drain any blood that might collect there and removed the day after.
  • After your surgery, you will be given a potent intravenous painkiller continuously. Some patients are sensitive to the painkiller and might develop nausea so please inform our nursing staff once you wake up feeling sick in the room.

After Operation

24 hours after Operation: The arms are kept elevated and plasters are left in placed for a week. You will be advised to wear compressive arm garments for 2 – 3 weeks.

On the 2nd Day: Your wound will be dressed and drains will be taken out and you will be discharged from the hospital when you are feeling well.

On Discharge: You will be given a written instruction on when to take your antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and analgesic pills and you’ll be advised on the date of your follow-up visit.

5 - 7 days After: Your follow-up visit and removal of stitches. You are expected to stay in Phuket for at least 7 – 10 days to recuperate well.  Avoid activities that will increase your blood pressure for 1 week.

1st – 2nd Week After: You will be asked to avoid swimming and only light exercise. Pain may vary however can be controlled by medications. You should avoid physical exertion for 2-3 weeks in order to permit undisturbed wound healing combine with compressive arm garments to enhance lymphatics drainage of the upper arm.

2 months After: Scarring should be less noticeable. However when the scar is still prominent, it can be treated with injections to improve the redness and bulging.

The Arm lift Surgery Package

Full payment of the operating expenses must be paid in full before the operation. This package is applicable for elective, uncomplicated patients only.

Package Includes:
Doctor’s fee, anesthetics, operating theater charges, medical supplies and special equipments, hospital private room accommodation for 1-2 nights and routine in-patient medications related to the procedure, regular food menu, nursing and room services, basic preoperative check-up (routine blood test, EKG, Chest X ray), home medications and doctor’s fee on follow-up visit.

Package Excludes:
Charges for in-patient stays in excess of 2 nights, charges for intensive care, when necessary, outpatient expenses incurred before admission, telephone charges and guest meals, any other charges for laboratory profiles and medications not related to the procedure, other specialist consultation and charges related to underlying condition such as Diabetes, Asthma, Hypertension, Drug Allergy, Heart Disease.

The Long Term Result of Arm Lift Operation

A visible result of arm lift can be observed within 4 – 6 weeks when all the swelling subside. Like any surgical procedure, arm lift surgery is also associated with certain number of risks and complications despite maximum care. Complications with arm lift include infection, bleeding, poor wound healing resulting in conspicuous scars. Smokers are advised to discontinue smoking three weeks prior surgery, as smoking increases the risk of complications and delay wound healing by alternating blood circulation in the skin. Our team takes every precaution possSible to prevent and minimize the risks of surgery. However, much of the responsibility for risk avoidance rests with you as well.

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