Arm lift surgery is gaining popularity around the nation as men and women want to wear sleeveless fashions to show off their attractive, toned arms. According to Decoded Science April 29, the procedure is medically known as a brachioplasty and it warns about scarring and other risks.
Despite intense strength training and massive weight loss, loose skin can cause unsightly upper arms. This has resulted in a surge of arm lift surgeries.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons describe the brachioplasty as a surgery that involves an incision on the inside or the back of an arm. This incision may extend all the way to the elbow and if fat needs to be removed, liposuction will be done at that time. When finished, the arm’s underlying tissue will be reshaped then skin will be smoothed out.
Recovery takes two to three weeks for bruising and swelling to go completely away. Tighter arms can be noticeable right after surgery or a few days after.
Researchers learned that of the 96 patients who had an arm lift surgery, 18 percent experienced significant problems.
The report stated this:
“Major complications included infection (14.6 percent) and hypertropic scarring. Hypertropic scarring is a widened scar that extends the length of the incision but no further – these wide scars occurred in 24 percent of patients. Although hypertrophic scars are large, they tend to reach their maximum size, and then stabilize and sometimes shrink.
“The study also found that nearly 23% of patients needed arm lift revision due to residual contour deformity (misshapen arms) in 40.9 percent of patients and hypertrophic scarring in 36.4 percent of patients.”
Would you consider getting a brachioplasty in an effort to have more attractive arms?
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