Brachioplasty, surgery to reduce arms

Written by: Dr. Enrique Linares Recatalá
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Brachioplasty or arm lift is a technique of Plastic Surgery that aims to remove excess fat from the inner side of the upper limbs and raise the hook tissue, improving its appearance and restoring its shape and smoothness. This surgical technique is especially recommended for people who have had a significant weight loss.

Preparing for brachioplasty

First, the expert assesses the state of health of the patient and advises on what surgical technique is best for you depending on the conditions of his body and firmness of your skin.

Also in the consultation reports on the preparation of the surgery: time of fasting, medication to be avoided, guidelines antibiotics, among other things. Before the operation, it is important to be accompanied by a responsible adult for help postoperatively.


Brachioplasty: Understanding

The surgery is performed in a facility, usually with hospitalization of one to two days, and under general anesthesia, so it presents no discomfort during the process. The incision is usually made in the inner face of the arms, although in some cases be performed until the lateral thorax and axilla. Anyway, it always seeks to make it so that the scar look as little as possible.

Through this incision, liposuction is performed to remove fat and excess skin is removed and sutured, vendándolos and leaving drainage tubes for two or three days. The intervention usually lasts between two and three hours.


Postoperative brachioplasty

After surgery, the patient may feel tired and have discomfort for a few days, so it is advised to rest in bed, without tightening the sutures. Overall, after one week and you can make normal life, avoiding excessive stress, and can return to work within two weeks, depending on the work that is.

In two or three days the bandages and drains are removed. Sutures are removed in two weeks, and strange skin sensations and swelling decrease after about three weeks, although it takes a few weeks to give the arms a completely normal appearance.


Results brachioplasty

Scars are hardened and pink for at least six weeks. Although this may take a few months, they will fade gradually until they become little apparent. This surgery achieves improvement in the appearance of the upper extremities and self-esteem of the patient, as is more secure with himself.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Enrique Linares Recatalá
Plastic surgery

Dr. Linares Recatalá is a renowned specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic that has more than 10 years of experience. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Granada, has completed his training at hospitals in Granada, Seville and Barcelona. During his long career, he has made numerous presentations and communications in meetings, courses and conferences specialty. Currently, she combines her work as plastic, cosmetic and restorative surgery in Almeria exercising both public activity (in the Torrecárdenas Hospital) and private (in the Mediterranean Vithas Hospital and the Hospital Virgen del Mar). In addition, he is a member of several associations of national and international specialty.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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