The Brachioplasty Procedure
There are essentially three variations of brachioplasty you may consider undergoing depending on your physique and ideal expectations. Liposuction may be used during these procedures to drain out pockets of excess stubborn fat.
The standard brachioplasty procedure removes a moderate amount of excess skin and fatty tissue. Just like the name suggests, this is the procedure that most people undertake, and in general, when an arm lift is described, it is this procedure that immediately springs to mind. Work is done on the skin between the arm and the elbow until youthful contours are obtained.
The limited incision brachioplasty features a shorter incision and is recommended for when the skin only hangs close to the armpit and there are no significant deposits of fat.
The third variation is the extended brachioplasty. This option involves incisions that extend from the elbow to the underarm and down from the arm, often near the chest. It is useful for removing a larger amount of tissue.
After the excess tissues have been removed from the region, the incisions will be carefully closed with the help of medical sutures.