No one wants “chicken wing” arms that jiggle when they wave goodbye. At Noble Cosmetic Surgery in Plano, Texas, men and women can easily get rid of underarm flab with a brachioplasty. Under the skilled care of Dr. Patrick Obasi, you can achieve the tight and toned arms you’ve always wanted with this simple treatment procedure that delivers almost immediate results.
Brachioplasty Q & A
What is a brachioplasty?
A brachioplasty, commonly referred to as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin from the underarm area and tightens the remaining tissue to achieve a firmer contour of the arm.
It can treat problems like saggy, flapping skin, or cellulite as it reduces the fat pockets in this area.
Some patients opt for a brachioplasty after extreme weight loss has left them with excess skin, while others simply have a hereditary disposition for sagging underarm tissue that can’t be resolved with diet or exercise.
What is involved in the procedure?
Dr. Obasi administers medication for anesthesia, which might include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
He makes an incision on the inside of the arm, which may extend to your elbow. The length and depth of the incision depend on the amount of fat or tissue he’s removing.
Using liposuction treatment techniques, Dr. Obasi suctions away excess fat from the arm. He then reshapes and structures the remaining tissue to tighten the skin before closing it with sutures.
Usually, brachioplasty results are immediately visible. However, you might experience some swelling and bruising before you can enjoy the appearance of your new arm fully.
Am I a candidate?
Most healthy individuals are candidates for a brachioplasty. This treatment procedure is probably right for you if you:
- Have significant excess skin or fat under the upper arm
- Are at a healthy weight and do not plan to gain or lose a large amount of weight in the future
- Don’t have pre-existing medical conditions that would disqualify you from surgery or complicate your recovery
- Have realistic expectations for brachioplasty results
What is brachioplasty recovery like?
Recovery time varies from one individual to the next, but you can expect to return to light activities almost immediately.
Most patients only need pain medication for a few days following a brachioplasty treatment. You might also have to avoid certain strenuous exercises for a few weeks.
You’ll have a series of follow-up appointments with Dr. Obasi to make sure your recovery is going smoothly, and you aren’t experiencing any complications.
If you’re looking for an expert cosmetic surgeon who’s highly skilled in brachioplasty as well as other cosmetic procedures, call Noble Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Obasi or book your appointment online today.