Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Before and After Photos
With age, the skin in our arms become thinner and less elastic, our muscles lose their bulk and tone, and the fatty tissue under the surface of the skin loses its volume. Along with this, fluctuations in weight can also lead to laxity and excess skin. If lax skin around the arms is a concern for you, take the time to look at our arm lift before and after photos to see if Dr Norris’ results appeal to you. An arm lift (brachioplasty) with Dr Norris can reshape the upper arms by reducing and tightening excess skin.
The outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.
The brachioplasty procedure
An arm lift, otherwise known as a brachioplasty, takes between two to three hours to complete and is performed under general anaesthesia. Dr Norris will make an incision from the elbow to the armpit in order to remove excess skin and small deposits of fat. He will then redrape the skin and close the incision with stitches.
The size and shape of your arms will continue to improve once the swelling has eased, usually within 14 days.
Potential candidates for brachioplasty
At Form and Face clinic in Sydney, the first step to determining whether you are a candidate for brachioplasty is to have a consultation with Dr Norris. You are a potential candidate if:
- You have significant upper arm skin laxity
- You are at a stable, healthy weight
- You are physically healthy, without medical conditions that may impair healing
- You have realistic expectations as to what the procedure can achieve
What to expect after an arm lift brachioplasty
Dr Norris will apply a dressing or bandage to your incisions following your procedure. A small, thin tube may also be placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid in the days following surgery.
Your arms may be a little painful for the first two to three days following a brachioplasty. You will need to take some time off work to rest, however most patients are able to return to all normal activities, including exercise, within four weeks.