An arm lift (also called Brachioplasty) is a common procedure which involves removing excess skin and fatty deposits from the underside of your upper arm. The procedure reduces the amount of sagging skin that droops downward, while tightening the supportive tissue, helping to regain your upper arms youthful contour and firmness.
Sagging underarms are a common problem and are often caused by aging or fluctuations in weight. Contrary to popular opinion, the condition cannot be reversed through a healthy diet or exercise.
Dr. Daniel Martin and his team of Toronto-based professionals have decades of combined experience in arm lifts, treating patients with respect, courtesy, and care. The arm lift procedure starts with a personal consultation with Dr. Martin in his Toronto office. Dr. Martin will closely inspect your upper arms, measuring the amount of sagging skin and excess fat. Some simple questions on family and previous surgical history will also be asked in order to determine if an arm lift is right for you. During this time, you will have the chance to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have. Dr. Martin and his team will make you feel safe, secure and confident as you head towards your surgery date.
Is a Toronto Arm Lift procedure a good fit for me?
Excess skin and drooping of the upper arm is a very common occurrence, particularly as you age. Strong candidates for an arm lift include:
- Adults with significant drooping of the upper arm caused by excess skin and fatty deposits
- Adults with a stable weight range (not significantly overweight)
- Individuals without medical conditions that could possibly complicate surgery or the healing process
Are my Toronto Brachioplasty expectations reasonable?
With arm lifts, the main misconception people have is that the arm lift will somehow make their arms look bigger. Please understand that an arm lift is designed to remove excess skin and fatty deposits. The tightening of the skin around the upper arm may help with definition, however, the surgery is not a substitute for a weight program.
During the initial consultation and pre-surgery period, Dr. Martin and his Toronto team will communicate with you openly and honestly about what to expect after the procedure has been completed. By listening to Dr. Martin, your expectations will remain realistic, resulting in a successful surgery for both parties.
How long does it take to recover?
After your arm lift surgery has taken place, Dr. Martin will apply a dressing or bandage to the affected area, which will then be covered by a compression garment. The compression garment helps to minimize the swelling immediately following the surgery. Often, a small, thin tube may be placed under the skin (at the points of the incision) to help drain away any excess fluid or blood.
Swelling and bruising tends to happen 24-48 hours after the surgery and will gradually subside. To minimize swelling, have your arms elevated while you sleep for up to two weeks. You will be unable to drive for up to 10 days following your surgery, however, will be fully functional after roughly two weeks. Dr. Martin and his Toronto team will carefully monitor your recovery period during this time to ensure the body is healing well.