Brachioplasty, surgery for sagging arms

Written by: Dr. Pedro Cormenzana Olaso
Published: | Updated: 20/11/2018
Edited by: Roser Bernés Ubasos


What is a brachioplasty?

Brachioplasty is an intervention of cosmetic surgery that involves correcting sagging arms.

This procedure means or means removing the skin hanging or spare in the posterior region of the arms. This results in a scar whose extent is directly related to the magnitude of sagging.

It is often associated with liposuction in the area to thin the thickness of the layer of fatty tissue.

Surgery should never make people overweight or excess fat. The results are optima in people with normal weight or who have lost weight after suffering obesity.


You should prepare the patient in some way before the intervention?

brachioplasty Ideal candidates are therefore people who have lost weight or people who for the aging process have a sagging skin on arms. The intervention does not require a special and specific preparation.


What kind of risks can lead to a brachioplasty?

The risks of brachioplasty are the same as those of any intervention. With a good indication by the specialist, proper patient selection among which there are no risk factors such as smoking or diabetes and good technique, no complications are expected. The general potential problems that may arise in any intervention are: bleeding, infection and impaired healing.


What results offer? They are definitive? Will the scars be visible?

Brachioplasty results are final. But we must understand that over the years the skin can lose its elasticity, as in all people, and some sagging occur during the aging process.

The scars are visible. Over time they tend to fade and in some cases virtually disappear. As with any surgery, the scars must assume. Its characteristics are variable depending on genetic factors, age of the patient and the tonality of skin color.


What is the postoperative?

Postoperatively it is simple. Caution should be used in any sudden movements of the arms or exertion, as occurs in other interventions. The stitches are removed between 10 and 15 days after surgery.


Edited by Roser Berner Ubasos.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Pedro Cormenzana Olaso
Plastic surgery

Eminent specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in San Sebastian, Dr. Cormenzana, has extensive experience in this field and is the legacy of a series of surgeons. For over 20 years, he is dedicated to Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine.

It is active in the Gipuzkoa Polyclinic. His rigor and professionalism are backed by its extensive surgical experience and extensive curriculum. Impeller in Spain of the application of the latest advances in body contouring surgery, has spread his knowledge in many congresses, meetings and symposiums. Member of the most respected scientific societies belonging to his specialty, both national and international.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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