Arm Lift Surgery in Athens

ARM LIFT OVERVIEW

Procedure
Designed to reduce excess skin and fat from the elbow to the underarm.

Length
1.5-2 hours

Anesthesia
General

Recovery
Back to work: 2-3 weeks
More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks


Arm Lift

A Brachioplasty or arm lift is a procedure which reshapes the under portion of the arm from the underarm region to the elbow by removing excess skin and fat. The incision length depends on the amount and location of the excess skin to be removed. Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm and may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow. If fat is to be reduced during the arm lift, it will be excised or treated with liposuction.


ABOUT PLASTIC SURGERY

Plastic surgery is a specialty that can be divided into two groups: cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal body structures and improve a person’s appearance. These procedures may not be considered medically necessary, but are performed, instead, to increase a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Liposuction, breast augmentation and tummy tucks are some of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery.

Reconstructive surgery involves those procedures performed to correct abnormal body structures caused by birth defects, trauma, burns, infection or disease. These types of reconstructive surgery include breast reduction, breast reconstruction and treatment of skin cancers. Reconstructive surgery is usually covered by health insurance.