Ageing or major weight loss can bring significant changes to the appearance of your upper arms. You may notice that the skin in your arms becomes loose or starts to sag. This results in a bat-wing appearance which can be a cosmetic concern for some. Moreover, this excess skin can also cause irritation or redness. This can affect your activities of daily living as well as your quality of life. To address this condition, you may consider undergoing a plastic surgery known as an arm lift. By removing excess skin and fat, the brachioplasty procedure improves the contour of your upper arms as well as your self-confidence. It also corrects discomforts associated with sagging skin on your arms. Our arm lift photos show real results of patients at Dr Laniewski clinic in Sydney.
Not all patients can have this surgery. To ensure that you’re a good fit for the procedure, we will conduct a detailed health assessment during your initial consultation. This allows us to create an individualized treatment plan that will best suit your cosmetic and health needs.
We recommend the surgery if:
- You are not allergic to the anaesthetic or any of its components.
- You don’t have a medical condition that can increase your risk of bleeding or delay the healing process.
- You don’t have an extreme degree of skin sagging.
- You don’t smoke.
- You have excess skin in the region of your upper arms.
- You have good physical and mental health.
- You have good skin elasticity.
- You have realistic expectations.
How an arm lift is performed
During the procedure, you will receive general anaesthesia to prevent discomforts. If you have excess fatty tissue in your upper arms, Dr Laniewski will perform liposuction. This involves creating a tiny incision in your upper arms and inserting a small tube in the area. The tube is attached to a powerful vacuum to allow the removal of fat from your arms. Next, our plastic surgeon will make a cut on the inside of your upper arms. This allows him to reshape the area by removing excess skin. Once the desired appearance is achieved, Dr Laniewski will close the incisions. The entire procedure usually takes 2 hours to complete.