Upper Arm Lift |

Upper Arm Lift

As we age, the skin on our upper arms lose definition and begins to sag. Though exercise can improve the muscle tone it cannot correct the excess skin that has lost elasticity.

Brachioplasty is an upper arm lift procedure which reduces or removes loose skin and fat that sits mostly between the underarm and elbow. The surgery is ideal for patients who have lost the elasticity resulting from ageing and fluctuating weight gain or loss.

During surgery the excess skin and deposits of localised fat are removed and the remaining skin is sutured, leaving the arm with a more contoured and tightened shape. The incision placement mostly extends from the underarm to midway down the arm [or to the elbow if required].

The scar will lessen over time [based on your unique skin condition] and won’t be easily visible. The aesthetic effect, however, will be immediate.

Our laser clinic also includes a complimentary post-recovery CARE program which includes LED Light Therapy [which reduces swelling and accelerates the healing of surgical scarring], a Société Clinical Oxygenation Treatment [which increases blood flow and circulation to the skin], and Fractional Laser Resurfacing [which minimises scarring and triggers collagen production].

DOWNTIME: Overnight surgery. FOLLOW UP SESSIONS: You will be asked to wear surgical compression sleeves for up to two weeks following surgery and not to engage in any strenuous physical activities for six weeks. Dr Chang will also review your progress and check for any signs of deep vein thrombosis and haematomas.


Dr Lionel Chang [MB BS FRACS] on Brachioplasty |

In the video presentation, Dr Chang outlines the key points associated with upper armlift surgery. This includes some of the risks associated with the surgical procedure including bleeding, inflection and inflammation of the affected skin; any adverse reactions to anesthesia, and you medical history including significant weight gains or loss, if you’re a smoker and if you have any medical conditions that could interfere with the recovery process including any anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements that you’re currently taking [all of which can increase bleeding]. The length of the incision and technique will also be discussed along with the post-recovery process.

All results will vary with every patient, subject to their age, medical history and existing condition.

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