Brachioplasty: Individuals with droopy, sagging underarm skin due to excessive weight loss may turn for help to Dr Brian Evans MD a Board certified Plastic Surgeon for brachioplasty, the surgical procedure also referred to as an arm lift, which results in a much more trim and shapely upper arm.
An upper arm lift can be performed on an outpatient basis in either a hospital or a plastic surgeon's office surgical suite, under either general anesthetic or intravenous sedation, and usually takes between one to three hours. When performing an upper arm lift, the surgeon will begin with incisions in the back and inside sections of the arm. Depending on the extent of the procedure decided on, the incisions can range in length from one that runs from the armpit area to the inside of the elbow, to limited small incisions where the upper arm joins the armpit. After the incisions are in place, excess fatty tissue may be extracted by liposuction, and then the extra skin is trimmed and stitched back into place with sutures that will either absorb or will need to be removed within a few weeks.
In the immediate recovery period after the surgery the patient will notice some bruising and swelling, but even at that point the resultant shapely new form of the upper arms will be apparent. There will be some discomfort in the area of the procedure, and the pain will be treated with over the counter and prescription pain medications. The swelling and bruising will peak within two or three days, after which it will begin to reduce until it disappears almost completely in approximately two weeks. You will be prescribed a compression garment to aid the skin in adhering to the surgical site. Generally the patient may resume showering after a week, and most people are back at work within two to three weeks, though heavy lifting and excessive exercise must be avoided for as long as six weeks.
The average cost of an upper arm lift, or brachioplasty, procedure varies according to the extent of the surgery, the individual plastic surgeon's fees, the cost of the facility in which the operation is performed as well as the region of the country it is performed in. If paying for the procedure in a lump sum is not possible for a patient, you have the options either payment plans through plastic surgeon's own office associations or working with outside financing companies in order to provide the opportunity for those individuals who need more time to pay the chance to spread the payments out over several years.
Dr. Brian Evans is a plastic surgeon in West Hills, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center and San Joaquin Community Hospital. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Dr. Brian Evans aims to increase the confidence of patients and to improve their appearance by performing procedures of a high standard. A thorough first consultation is scheduled to understand the requirements of patients before procedures are performed. Services provided include the surgical reshaping or augmentation of facial features and breasts, surgical body sculpting procedures, stem cell therapy, surgery for skin cancer and wound care surgery.
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