Over the years the arm’s skin can lose its elasticity and become flabby.
Upper arm skin stretching or brachioplasty is a surgical procedure during which fat and excess skin are extracted from the upper arms. If you consider that such surgery could resolve your problem, ask the plastic surgeon.
In some cases the surgeon can recommend performing the upper arm skin stretching surgery concomitantly with liposuction.
Duration of the surgery: 1 to 2 hours.
Anaesthesia: regional or general.
Treatment: usually in an out-patient setting.
Convalescence: for 2 to 3 weeks after the liposuction surgery a tight, elastic closing may be necessary to reduce oedema, bruises and prevent the occurrence of uneven skin. Some days after the surgery, discomfort and a slight burning pain can be felt in the operated place. Return to work is possible after 2 weeks, larger physical loads can be restarted after 2 to 4 weeks, oedema and bruises disappear completely within 1 month.