What is Arm Lift?

Arm Lift Thailand, also known as brachioplasty, removes excess hanging skin from the underarm and reshapes the under portion of the upper arm – from the armpit area to the elbow. By addressing excess skin that has lost elasticity or underlying weakened tissues and localized fat deposits, an arm lift can enhance and reshape your arms offering a more toned appearance.

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How is the Arm Lift procedure performed?

An Arm Lift in Thailand is generally an outpatient procedure. The procedure takes one to two hours, but may take longer depending on the extent of the surgery and any additional procedures, such as liposuction, that are performed at the same time. Arm Lift can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. In any case, you’ll sleep through the operation.

To perform the surgery, your plastic surgeon will make incisions on the inside or back of your arm. Incisions may span from the underarm to just above the elbow, depending on the amount of excess skin. Some people who have lost a significant amount of weight following bariatric surgery may have more excess skin and will need an incision that runs from the elbow, along the arm pit, and onto the side of the chest.

Before the incision is made, your plastic surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat. Excessive skin is then removed, tightened and sutured into place with deep sutures that are absorbable. Your surgeon may also use sutures in the skin that will need to be removed within one to two weeks after surgery.

Your surgeon may recommend a combination of liposuction and body lift procedures to achieve an improved overall contour. Support sutures deep within the skin help form your newly shaped contours. Overall skin reduction may be done in stages, over a period of years, as often only one or two areas of the body are addressed at one time.

What result can I expect?

Arm Lift Thailand is a highly effective technique for giving you a new body contour. The results are permanent, provided that you eat sensibly and exercise regularly and do not gain weight.

Most patients are very satisfied with the results of their arm lift. They feel more comfortable in a wide variety of clothes, and more at ease with their bodies. As long as your expectations are realistic, you should be happy with your new shape.

What are the risks involved with arm lift?

Arm Lift Thailand is normally safe, as long as patients are carefully selected, the operating facility is properly equipped, and the physician is adequately trained in body contouring as well as general surgery.

The scars from an arm lift are strategically placed along the inner arm from the underarm area to the elbow to be hidden from view. Even when this is done, scars from arm lifts may be visible when the arm is in certain positions.    

How is arm lift recovery?

Healing is a gradual process. Your surgeon will probably tell you to start walking around as soon as possible (to help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs), but to avoid more strenuous activity for two to four weeks. Any stitches will be removed in five to ten days or dissolve, and you should be back at work in 7-10 days, or as much as two weeks after your surgery. When you resume activity depends on the extent of your procedure, how you feel and what your doctor recommends.

How is after care for arm lift surgery?

If drainage tube(s) have been placed, you may shower 48 hours after removal. Always use a strong sunblock, if sun exposure is unavoidable (SPF 30 or greater).Keep steri-strips on and keep incisions clean and inspect daily for signs of infection.

What do I need to do to prepare for arm lift surgery?

  •  Stop smoking for at least six weeks before undergoing surgery to promote better healing.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory medications, and some herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding.

Regardless of the type of surgery to be performed, hydration is very important before and after surgery for safe recovery