Lifting de bras

Arm lift

Arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a procedure that revitalizes the inner arm. This procedure removes excess skin, giving the arms a toned, youthful appearance.

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What is an arm lift?

Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to tighten and reshape sagging arm skin. Arm lifts are ideal for people with sagging skin due to aging, significant weight loss or genetic factors. An arm lift usesplastic surgery to remove excess skin, usually on the inner arm.

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1 to 2 hours
general anesthesia
a few days

Why have brachioplasty?

The benefits of arm lift surgery are many:

  1. Rejuvenated appearance: One of the most obvious benefits of brachioplasty is the aesthetic improvement of the arms. After the procedure, the arms look firmer, more toned and youthful.
  2. Increased self-confidence: Many patients who undergo arm plastic surgery do so because they are self-conscious about the sagging appearance of their arms. After the procedure, they often feel more confident about their appearance, which can have a positive impact on their self-esteem and general well-being.
  3. Better-fitting clothing: With firmer, more toned arms, many patients enjoy greater freedom in their clothing.
  4. Reduced skin irritation: Excess loose skin on the inner arm can cause rubbing, leading to skin irritation or rashes. By removing this excess skin, brachioplasty can help reduce or eliminate these problems.
  5. Long-lasting results: Although the skin continues to age naturally, the results of brachioplasty are permanent. With proper care and a healthy lifestyle, you can enjoy the benefits of brachioplasty for many years to come.
  6. Improved silhouette: In addition to improving the appearance of the arms, brachioplasty can also contribute to a more balanced and harmonious silhouette.
  7. Fat removal: For some patients, brachioplasty can be combined with liposculpture (or liposuction) to remove stubborn fat deposits, especially on the inner arms, that do not respond to exercise or diet.
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Arm lift

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Arm lift procedure

An initial consultation is essential before an arm lift. During this initial meeting, your cosmetic surgeon will assess the condition of your skin, discuss your expectations, determine the best technique to use and prepare an estimate for your cosmetic arm surgery. He’ll also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

An anesthesia consultation will also be scheduled, as the procedure will be performed under general anesthesia.

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The arm lift is performed under general anesthesia to maximize your comfort. The incision is made in one of the folds of the armpit, longitudinally, along the inner side of the arm. Once the incision has been made, the surgeon removes the excess skin and, if necessary, performs liposuction to eliminate accumulated fat. The incision is then carefully closed with sutures, taking care to minimize scarring for a discreet result.

Immediate post-operative care

A dressing is applied to the incisions, and the arms are wrapped in a bandage to minimize swelling. After a visit to the recovery room, you will be comfortably settled in your room to rest. You can then return home in the afternoon, accompanied by a prescription for painkillers.

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Bruising and swelling may occur, but these will disappear within 10 to 20 days. Pain is minimal, with only a tugging or pulling sensation. During the healing period, avoid any sudden stretching movements and wear a compression girdle for 4 to 6 weeks, as recommended by the surgeon.

It is advisable to avoid physical exertion for the first four weeks after your arm lift. The stitches are usually removed two weeks after the operation. Our medical team will see you in post-operative consultation to check on progress and healing.

Although the scar is visible at first, it gradually fades over time and becomes less noticeable over time.

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How long does the procedure last?

The procedure generally lasts between one and two hours.

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When can I resume my normal activities?

Most patients can resume normal activities after four weeks, but this depends on individual healing and your activity level.

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Will the scar be visible?

The scar will initially be visible, but will fade and become less noticeable over time.

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How long do the results of an arm lift last?

The results of an arm lift are long-lasting, but the skin naturally continues to age.

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How much does brachioplasty cost?

Investing in an arm lift is a personal decision that can have a significant impact on your self-confidence and overall well-being. The cost may vary according to geographical area or the surgeon’s level of expertise. It’s essential to check that your quote includes not only the procedure itself, but also all ancillary costs, such as pre-operative and anaesthetic consultation, post-operative care and all follow-up appointments.

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What are the risks and complications of brachioplasty?

Like all surgical procedures, brachioplasty carries risks:

  • Risks associated with the procedure: infection, hematoma and swelling, abnormal or asymmetric healing, numbness in the operated area.
  • Risk of anesthesia-related complications.

It is essential to follow all pre- and post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon to minimize the risk of complications.

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Chaussée de Bruxelles 135 B
1310 La Hulpe
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1040 Bruxelles
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4050 Chaudfontaine
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