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Understanding Upper Arm Lift Surgery

An upper arm lift, also known as Brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape the upper arm area. This surgery aims to tighten loose skin and eliminate excess fat that can lead to the unflattering appearance often referred to as “batwings.” This condition involves sagging skin under the arms. This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals who have experienced weight loss or are dealing with the effects of natural aging. In some cases, liposuction may be performed in conjunction with the upper arm lift to achieve optimal outcomes.

Is Upper Arm Lift Surgery Right for You?

How is an Arm Lift Surgery Performed?

The arm lift surgery procedure involves several steps:

  1. Initial Incision: The surgeon makes an incision on the front of your upper arm.

  2. Creating a Pocket: A pocket is created in the armpit area, providing access for the insertion of a suction tube and needle.

  3. Tissue Transfer: The tissue transfer is performed in two stages. Initially, the tissue is moved to the subcutaneous layer of fat underneath your arm. Subsequently, it is transferred to the muscle layer.

  4. Vertical Split Incision: The arm lift surgery involves an incision down to the bone, which includes a vertical split.

  5. Closing Incisions: The final step of the upper arm lift surgery involves suturing or stapling the incisions to close them.

This process aims to tighten loose skin, remove excess fat, and create a more contoured appearance for your upper arms.

What Are the Benefits of an Upper Arm Lift Surgery?

Undergoing an upper arm lift surgery offers several advantages:

  1. Improved Appearance: Your appearance will be enhanced, especially when wearing fitted clothing.

  2. Boosted Confidence: With tighter and more toned arms, your self-confidence and self-image will be positively impacted.

  3. Freedom in Clothing Choices: You can comfortably wear short-sleeve or sleeveless attire without feeling self-conscious about sagging skin.

  4. Addressing Sagging Skin: The surgery addresses excessive sagging underarm skin that often occurs due to weight loss or aging.

  5. Visible Scars: While the procedure delivers improved arm contours, it’s important to note that visible scars may result along the inner arms, extending from the armpit to the elbow.

  6. Consideration for Scarring: For individuals with less significant sagging, the trade-off between improvement and potential scarring may need consideration. Limited-incision Brachioplasty or liposuction could be alternatives in such cases.

  7. Scar Appearance: It’s important to understand that the exact appearance of your scars cannot be precisely predicted.

Dr. Yasser Khattab is available for an initial consultation to discuss whether an upper arm lift procedure is suitable for you and how it could positively impact your life.

What to Expect After an Upper Arm Lift Surgery?

Following an upper arm lift surgery, certain post-operative experiences are common:

  • Bruising and Swelling: It’s normal to experience bruising and swelling in the treated arm. This is a natural part of the healing process.

  • Post-Surgery Discomfort: Some discomfort may be felt after the surgery. The level of pain can vary among individuals.

  • Personalized Treatment: The post-surgery treatment plan will be tailored to each patient’s specific needs and situation.

  • Avoiding Strain: Patients should avoid putting strain on the healing arm. This is crucial for proper recovery.

  • Recovery Period: Recovery typically spans several weeks. During this time, the body gradually heals, and the swelling and bruising subside.

  • Return to Work: Most patients can expect to return to work within approximately five weeks following the procedure.

Dr. Yasser Khattab and his team are available to guide patients through the recovery process, ensuring a smooth healing journey after an upper arm lift surgery.

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Upper arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure that reshapes the upper arm by removing excess skin and fat. It’s suitable for individuals who have sagging or loose skin under their arms due to weight loss or natural aging.

The surgery involves making an incision in the front of the upper arm, creating a pocket in the armpit for fat removal, and transferring tissue to achieve the desired contour. The incision may extend from the armpit to the elbow, and sutures or staples are used to close the incisions.

This surgery enhances the appearance of the arms, allowing patients to feel more confident in figure-hugging and sleeveless clothing. It can significantly improve self-image and eliminate discomfort caused by excess skin.

After surgery, some bruising, swelling, and discomfort are common. It’s essential to follow personalized post-surgery instructions and avoid straining the healing arm. Most patients can return to work within about five weeks.

Yes, there will be scars along the inside of the arms, extending from the armpit to the elbow. While scars are an inevitable part of the surgery, their appearance varies among individuals. Dr. Yasser Khattab and his team can provide insights into scar management and healing expectations.

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Saril Ali
Saril Ali
Dr Yasser is a surgeon with exceptional skills and unwavering dedication. One of the few plastic surgeons who not only specializes in hand surgery but also in paediatric plastic surgery with a compassionate approach.
Dr Yasir Khattab is an excellent hand and plastic surgeon. I have referred many complicated cases with an outstanding outcome .
Yaser Elgazzar
Yaser Elgazzar
Excellent experienced surgeon Highly recommended
Abed Ajaj
Abed Ajaj
One of the best surgeon in uae committed and honest with the patient
Hanna G
Hanna G
I was treated by dr Yasser few times and always was very happy with his attitude to patient. His diagnoses were always explained and plan for treatment was clearly stated.. Another experience was as doctor , colleague working with dr Yasser. I consider him as an excellent surgeon, very skilled, very modest and always very polite and respectful to all staff in OT.. Definitely I would recommend dr Yasser as a plastic, reconstructive surgeon.. Extremely skilled in surgical procedures like fractures or injuries of hand including construction of damaged nerves..
Randa Chad
Randa Chad
Dr. Yasser is very professional and helpful in all medical matters. Highly recommend if you have any issue in hand / plastic surgeries!
Olimpia Carmen
Olimpia Carmen
Excellent doctor, professional and empathetic with his patients, always in top with his expertise in his field, very respected by colleagues surgeons and any medical professional. His opinion counts, and he is trusted in all medical decisions taken, for the best of his patients. His hands are having healing powers, as well as his words of encouragement, support and guidance.
Neeb Aoun
Neeb Aoun
Dr Yasser has been an amazing surgeon. He has been welcoming and listened to my concerns and diagnosed the problems correctly and this helped improve my symptoms. I really wish best for this doctor.
Grace Salazar
Grace Salazar
Dr. Yasser Khattab, is extremely professional: he takes time to listen and to explain. I can tell he truly cares about his patients, his services are highly recommended.

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