Upper, Under, Mini Arm Lift Plastic Surgery Montreal
The arm lift plastic surgery, also know as brachioplasty, removes loose, excess hanging skin from the upper arms (upper arm lift surgery) that is often caused by significant weight loss, heredity or aging. Patients often seek an arm lift surgery to remove droopy, sagging underarm skin that has lost elasticity between the armpit and elbow after rapid weight loss or to restore the firmness of younger arms. An arm lift is frequently combined with breast lift, tummy tuck, thigh lift, liposuction or face lift in order to sculpt the body, face and restore a more toned, pleasing appearance.
Dr. Doumit is personable and compassionate. Dr. Doumit made sure all of my questions and concerns were addressed. I have lost about 120 pounds, and found that my "batwings" made it difficult to fit into smaller tops. I was as well very self conscious about how my arms looked. I am extremely happy with the results and I am very satisfied! He took off about 3 pounds of loose skin. Dr. Doumit did such a great job reshaping my arms so that the change looks very natural. The incision sites are tucked up to the back of the arm, therefore I cannot see them from the front, and they are less noticeable from the back too! I would recommend Dr. Doumit to anyone!
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR AN ARM LIFT / BRACHIOPLASTY?
The arm lift surgery is recommended for patients who are close to their overall weight but with sagging skin of the underside of the upper arms that has not responded well to diet and exercise, and need skin tightening in the area. Some patients have firm skin and large amounts of fat in the upper arms. Those patients will benefit from liposuction to reduce the size of their arm and avoid an Arm Lift scar.
The patients need to be in good overall health, and do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of surgery. The patients need to have realistic expectations in order to achieve great satisfaction from this procedure.
HOW IS ARM LIFT PLASTIC SURGERY / BRACHIOPLASTY PERFORMED?
An Arm Lift Surgery is an outpatient procedure that is usually performed under general anesthesia. The procedure typically takes about two hours. Patients with fat deposit in their upper arms with little or no excess skin may able to achieve excellent results through liposuction alone. Dr. Doumit will make an incision on the inner arm (Under Arm Lift Sugery) toward the back in order to help hide the scars as much as possible. For patients with minimal skin sagging, Dr. Doumit will limit the incision to the armpit (Mini Arm Lift Surgery), while for patients with severe sagging, Dr. Doumit will extend the incision from the underarm to above the elbow to remove all the sagging skin. In some patients, Dr. Doumit will use liposuction to remove excess fat in the upper arms in order to shorten the length of the arms incision.
In patients post bariatric surgery with significant weight loss, the incision may occasionally need to be also extended along the armpit, and onto the side of the chest depending on the amount of excess skin.
Excess skin and fat are removed. The skin is then tightened and closed with absorbable sutures.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN RECOVERY?
Following an arm lift surgery, dressings will be applied to the incisions and elastic bandage (or compression garment) will be applied to the arms for a period of time, as this will help the skin to contract to the new smaller size. A drain (small tube) will be placed for few days under the skin to help resolve arm swelling.
Postoperative pain is usually mild to moderate and it is very well controlled with medication. Patient may experience tightness, swelling and tingling in the upper arms. These symptoms will resolve over few days. Arms elevation over pillows will reduce swelling and increase comfort during recovery. You may shower two days after your procedure. Most patients are able to return to work within one week following arm lift surgery.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
The results of arm lift surgery are visible immediately and they will continue to improve as swelling subsides and the scars fade. The results will be permanent, provided that the patients maintain a stable weight. Most patients are very satisfied with the results of their arm lift. They feel more confident and comfortable in a wide variety of clothes.
Before & After Photos
* Disclaimer: Those pictures represent real patients operated by Dr. Doumit. However, Patients results undergoing plastic surgery can vary from one to the other depending on multiple factors.
IS AN ARM LIFT / BRACHIOPLASTY SAFE?
Arm lift Surgery is considered safe for most patients, however as all surgical procedures carry some risk, possible side effects from arm lift surgery include:
Unattractive scarring, infection, bleeding, bruising, loss of sensation and swelling.
WHAT IS THE COST OF AN ARM LIFT (BRACHIOPLASTY)?
The cost of arm lift varies according to the complexity of the surgery that needs to be performed. It is usually between 6000 and 7500$.