Brachioplasty is a Plastic Surgery procedure that tightens the arm by removing excess skin and fat from so called “bat wings”.
Brachioplasty is often part of a body contouring procedure involving shaping the abdomen with a tummy tuck and breasts with a mastopexy following weight loss. Some women do have stubborn areas of fat in the upper arms and are embarrassed to wear clothes that expose there arms. Brachioplasty and arm reduction surgery can restore confidence to women especially in the warmer months.
At Artiste Plastic Surgery Brachioplasty or Arm Reduction is performed for the following reasons:
- In massive weight loss patients
- To remove excess skin or fat in the arms
- To eliminate “bat wings”
- To contour the arms
- As an adjunct to body contouring procedures
Liposuction is first used to remove excess fat in the arm that contributes to the “bat wing” deformity. The excess skin and remaining fat is then excised to contour the arm correcting the droop and deformity.
The procedure is day surgery and patients are comfortable taking simple oral analgesics.
The procedure will be illustrated in detail and you will be given a detailed instruction sheet on expected post-operative course and potential complications during your consultation with Dr Jack Zoumaras.
It is recommended that you are a stable weight for at least 3-6 months to obtain the best possible results.
It is advised to stop smoking at least 6 weeks before and after surgery.