Arm lifting (or brachioplasty) is a surgical procedure that involves tightening the skin on the inner side of the arms.
The most common indications
The skin of the inner side of the arms has started to sag.
Before the procedure
The preoperative assessment is carried out in accordance with medical protocol and our anaesthetist will see you at the latest 48 hours prior to your procedure.
DAY D – 30: It is strongly recommended to stop smoking.
DAY D – 10: Stop taking any medication containing aspirin.
Certain types of anaesthesia may require you to be fasting 6 hours prior to the procedure.
Average duration: 1 hour.
The incision is made in one of the folds of the armpit, either horizontally or longitudinally, depending on the technique your surgeon decided on. The excess skin is removed and the skin is sutured in the armpit. Finally, a compression bandage is applied.
After the procedure
An oedema (swelling) and ecchymoses (bruises) may appear, but these will disappear between 10 and 20 days after surgery. The pain is negligible; you may feel some tightness and twinges. During the healing period, you will need to avoid any sudden stretch movements. Depending on your professional activity, you can resume work 1 to 3 weeks later.
A term of 6 to 12 months is necessary to appreciate the final result. The scars remain visible, especially if the surgeon made a longitudinal incision.