Brachioplasty (arm surgery)2019-01-30T17:16:14+00:00

To erase the signs of aging …

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REMODELLING OF THE ARMS REMOVES EXCESS SKIN FROM THE TOP OF THE ARMS, IN ORDER TO FIRM AND REDEFINE THE LINE OF THE ARM.

What is brachioplasty?

Surgery to remodel the arms removes excess skin from the upper arms, firm up and redefine the line of the arms.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

Brachioplasty surgery is recommended for anyone in good physical health who feels embarrassed to expose their upper arms.

THE PROCEDURE

Dr. Zadeh sometimes recommends liposuction before brachioplasty to remove fat deposits in the upper arms. When excising excess skin he pays particular attention to not disturb the deeper fat layers in order to protect the arm’s nerves, glands and veins. The incision is from the armpit to the elbow.

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Types of surgeries and treatments

Important information about this surgery

The procedure

ANAESTHESIA

  • Brachioplasty is always done under general anaesthesia.

POSSIBLE RISKS

  • Hematoma/seroma
  • Scar
  • Altered sensation
  • Asymmetry

PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

FASTING PROTOCOL BEFORE GENERAL ANAESTHESIA

Solids: Nothing after midnight on the day of surgery

Liquids allowed up to 2 hours before surgery:

  • Water
  • Sugar water
  • Mineral water
  • Clear fruit juice WITHOUT pulp, WITHOUT fibre
  • 7up, Ginger Ale

PROHIBITED liquids:

  • Drinks containing stimulants (e.g. Red Bull, coffee)
  • No soft drinks containing COLA
  • Fruit juice with pulp
  • Juice or water containing pulp
  • Milk

PRE-SURGICAL PROTOOL

  • No jewelry (including piercing jewelry)
  • No nail polish
  • Shower with antiseptic soap the morning of your surgery (antiseptic soap can be bought in a pharmacy)
  • Cease smoking cigarettes (minimum 2 weeks before surgery)
  • Two weeks before surgery, avoid aspirin, herbal supplements, vitamins, organic products, garlic, and fruit containing nuts.

POST-OPERATIVE MONITORING

Bruising and swelling can occur during the two weeks following the operation. Discomfort can be controlled by taking painkillers prescribed by Dr. Zadeh. A compression garment should be worn for three weeks. Work can be resumed after one to two weeks, while avoiding lifting heavy objects until complete healing of the incisions.

Dr. Zadeh may suggest silicone and vitamin E ointments as well as IPL treatments to obtain the best possible scars.