Current obesity or recent weight loss are the most common causes of flabby arms. After losing significant amounts of weight, the overlying skin from the arms does not retract adequately due to obesity related stretching forces. This, in combination with hormonal changes after the third decade of life, originates that saggy look under the arms that we all hate. The surgical correction of this deformity is called arm lift or brachioplasty.
Medilaser, Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Center performs minimally invasive arm lift surgery which is made possible through liposuction. This reduces the amount of dissection required in conventional surgery. It is called liposuction assisted mini-brachioplasty and liposuction assisted full brachioplasty. Mini-brachioplasty is performed through a small incision in the armpit that pulls the skin under the arm. The postoperative pain is minimal and the recovery period is short. Full brachioplasty is performed through an incision in the arm from the elbow to the chest. Although it seems to be a long incision, it is hidden under the arm. Postoperative recovery time is longer, but you are able to perform routine activities. Flabby arms are not a reward after losing so much weight, but beautiful arms after brachioplasty are worth it.