Procedures Surgical – Brachialplasty

Shapely and defined arms, are the dream of many women. Those who do not is proud of a well-crafted arm that gives grace lightness the feminine silhouette. Low-cut dresses, shirts without sleeves and the confidence to be able to give the famous “Goodbye” without worrying about excess fat and skin that can accumulate to form the dreaded “wing of bat.”
Genetic factors, poor diet and sedentary lifestyle associated with age, can cause an accumulation of fat in the arms as well as sagging of skin. A substantial weight loss as in cases of post-operative Bariatric Surgery also can lead to an excess of skin in the arms. For these cases, plastic surgery is indicated in the arms, known as braquioplasty which aims to return the brachial outline, eliminating the excess skin and fat, leaving the skin smoother, with smoother contours, resulting in a more toned and youthful appearance.

– Frequently asked questions about brachialplasty

What is the brachialplasty?


Brachialplasty is plastic surgery of the arms. She aims to reshape the arm, smoothing and improving its outline through the removal of excess skin and fat in between the armpit and elbow.

How is the post-op plastic surgery of the arms (brachialplasty)?

Arm surgery has an average of 3-4 hours of surgical time and usually is performed under general anesthesia. The patient is hospitalized under 24 to 48 hour hospital. Should be honored relative rest for about 15 days, at which time the points are removed.
Around the social activities in 20 days and physical activities without the use of arms with 30 days. Clearance for physical activity as the arms with 90 days. Should use a compressive half sleeve by 12:0 am in the first 30 days and then 12:0 for another 30 days.
We recommend lymphatic drainages to contribute with the regression of the swelling. The definitive result occurs between 10 to 18 months.

What are the main indications for brachialplasty?

The main candidates for plastic surgery of the arms, are those that feature accumulation of fat and excess skin in the arms. Is an operation that must be given very carefully, because not always improves the contour of the arm of the patient outweighs the resulting scar, which can be extended in certain cases.

How are the scars resulting from plastic surgery of the arms?

Brachioplasty scars range from a small scar in the armpit (axillary fold or Groove) in cases of small excess skin, can be extended by a vertical scar until almost the elbow flexure later in cases of medium and large excess skin and fatty tissue. Is of fundamental importance the prior planning and an understanding between the surgeon and his patient, as it must take into account the benefit to improve the shape of the arm but in against a resulting apparent scar.

There is danger in plastic surgery of the arms?

The risks exist and are inherent in any surgery. Currently these risks are minimized with a good preparation of the patient, prior exams and surgical risk, in addition to a hospital environment prepared for surgery, supported by Intensive post-operative Therapy Centre. Post-operative care and with respect to the home and guidelines, monitoring by your surgeon contributes a lot to the success of the surgery.

In the case of new mass changes what can happen with the result?

In the case of new weight gain and also because of the continuation of the process of aging, the result can be poor or even committed, requiring a new approach to achieve a satisfactory result.

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