Severe weight loss may leave extra skin or fat on your arms, which can lead to physical or moral consequences. Fortunately, you can get rid of these excesses easily and without scars through Brachioplasty (or “arm lift”) !
The different techniques
Traditionally, two techniques are used by plastic surgeons. On the one hand, the lipo-aspiration. This technique consists in sucking the fat out of the arm, leaving very good results despite scars of a few millimeters.
On the other hand, if the skin is of worst quality, the surgeon is forced to perform a cutaneous resection. In this case, the scars will be located either in the axilla, or along the inner side of the arm, or transdermally to retract the skin.
Brachioplasty without scar
In recent years, a new technique has been developed by Dr. Abboud. This plastic surgeon now performs the arm lifting by combining lipo-aspiration with the use of an internal thread. This leads to excellent results, without leaving any scar in case of mild to moderate skin excess.
The technique invented by Dr. Abboud and based on liposuction, was published in the Surgery Aesthetic Journal in 2015.
It has also been presented at many international congresses since 2013 (at the International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgery, at the European Society of Plastic Surgery, at the French Society of Plastic Surgery, at the Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery, at the Lebanese Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as advanced courses in Saint Petersburg).
After the operation
Brachioplasty is performed under general anesthesia. The duration of the intervention is more or less 1 hour. When you wake up, you will have a compressive bandage and will feel discomfort in the arms. Thus, you won’t feel extreme pain due to the arm lift.
The compression bandage will be replaced later by compression cuffs that will have been ordered by the bandagist before the intervention.
Tempted by a scarless arm lift ?
Contact MaClinic to make an appointment with Dr. Abboud. The inventor of the brachioplasty technique without scars will be happy to review your request and advise you. Ask for a consultation without delay!