The brachial lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fatty tissue from the proximal region of the upper limbs. The brachial lift is not a surgical treatment of overweight. Obese individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone any sort of body contouring surgery until they are able to maintain a stable weight.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and major outpatient surgery. The incisions are placed longitudinally on the inner side of the arms, and it may be necessary to add a scar in the axillary fold. Liposuction is first performed in the area, in the cases in which there is a skin excess as well as a localized fat excess, and then the excess skin removal is performed respecting the lymphatic network to the possible extent to prevent chronic inflammation in the area.
After surgery you will wear lycra sleeves to compress the area for 2-3 weeks to reduce swelling.
The brachial lift can be combined with other forms of body contouring surgery including liposuction, or may be performed the same time as other elective surgeries.
Liposuction may be a surgical alternative to brachial lift if there are a good elastic skin tone and localized fat deposits in an individual of normal weight. Diet and exercise may be beneficial for an overall reduction of excess body fat.