Arm Reduction (Brachioplasty)
The BRACHIOPLASTY addresses the droopy, sagging, batwing-like appearance of the upper arms that occurs with fluctuations in weight and loss of elasticity accompanied by the aging process. This procedure removes fat above the elbow and is enhanced by liposuction. This procedure will reshape the upper arms and tighten the underlying supportive tissue creating a tighter, smoother more contoured upper arm. The trade-off for improved body contour is a scar on the inside of the upper arm.
The BRACHIOPLASTY procedure is often performed in conjunction with liposuction of the upper back.
The procedure is performed out-patient under a general anesthesia. In most cases normal activity may be resumed after seven to fourteen days. Final results of skin tightening and reduction of swelling can take eight to ten weeks.
Loss of collagen can be addressed with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or BBL (Broad Band Light), topical products and chemical peels. Brown spots, vessels and roughness can also be treated with light therapies in combination with or without chemical peels. Vertical lines in the neck can be treated with BOTOX injections or surgical tightening.
Preventing further damage is essential, incorporating the use of daily sunscreens and antioxidants is highly recommended. The decolletage is an area that is often ignored in the rejucenation process, but it can be treated easily and should be a part of all rejuvenation programs.