Brachioplasty (Upper Arm Reduction)
Upper Arm Fat Reduction Surgery Melbourne
Common reasons why people consider having Brachioplasty
- Some people have hygiene issues (Rashes, infections, skin breakdown).
- Clothes may be difficult to find that fit.
- This issue often arises after a significant amount of weight loss or with the normal ageing process.
What is involved with Brachioplasty surgery?
A/Prof White generally recommends the longitudinal incision which extends along the inner part of the upper arm. The result of this treatment is to obtain better proportion and tightness of the arms.
A transverse/horizontal incision with the majority being hidden under the arm pit generally results in the overall effect not being very dramatic.
Recovery After Surgery
- Patients most commonly require a hospital stay of one night although longer if combined with other procedures.
- Generally you will feel a little uncomfortable for a few days.
- A gradual increase of mobility and activity (Often back to most normal day to day activities at two weeks).
- Most people allow two – three weeks off work; however, you may require additional time if your job is more physically demanding – this can be discussed with A/Prof White.
- Able to drive when feeling comfortable.
- No heavy lifting/exercise for six weeks e.g. avoid gym, aerobics, running.
- You will need to wear a compression garment during your recovery period.
- The recovery period may differ from patient to patient.
Post-Operative Care & Review
- A/Prof White and his team will care for you in hospital.
- Drain tubes are removed when the daily fluid reduces.
- A review appointment to take off the dressings, check your wounds and remove any sutures is generally undertaken one week after surgery.
- Subsequent review appointments are generally made for 6 weeks after surgery and then 3, 6 and 12 months later to assess the results of your surgery.
- If there are any concerns you will be seen more frequently.
Risks To Consider
Does brachioplasty result in scarring?
Yes, like any other surgical procedure, upper arm fat reduction surgery does leave scarring. However, Associate Professor Dean White takes extreme care in looking to minimise scarring effects outcome and placement. His priority is to make the scarring as discreet as possible in order to get the best results.
- YOUR SAFETY.
- Tighten arms.
- Decrease excess skin and fat.
- Produce a more pleasing arm shape.
No Surgery Is Risk Free
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