How many of you have spent countless hours at the gym tying to firm up and tone your upper arms only to experience little to no change? If you find that your upper arms don’t fit your sleeves, or hang loosely when you raise your arms chances are you are a candidate for an arm lift or reduction. The usual causes of this are loosening of skin with aging, or changes in your weight.
An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, removes loose skin and excess fat to tighten the arm and reduce its girth. The procedure is designed to improve the appearance of the upper arms so that they no longer resemble what is commonly referred to as “bat wings”. Not only will your clothes fit better but you will feel more confident as you will no longer feel the need to hide your arms!
Brachioplasty is carried out as a day procedure at the McLean Clinic, Dr. McLean’s private Mississauga cosmetic surgery clinic. You are asleep, under general anaesthesia during an arm lift. Incisions and light bandages are strategically placed on the inside of your arm and heal within two weeks. Staples and tubes are not required.
All surgeries run the risk of potential complications. For an overview of risks and concerns associated with surgery, please click here. Dr. McLean will provide a thorough review of the risk factors that are specific to you and your chosen procedure.
The cost of an arm lift varies according to what you and Dr. McLean determine is required to give you the look you want with the best results. Your questions and concerns will be addressed personally by Dr. Mclean during an in-depth consultation.
We all know that we take risks in life every day. The risks of surgery are very much like those of everyday life: really bad things (like being hit by a truck) are rare. Less bad things (like getting a hangnail) are more common.
When we think of the downside of surgery we think of things like infection (most infections are readily treatable), bleeding (generally well controlled during surgery), fluid collection, bad scars (wide, lumpy or discoloured, for example) and healing problems (leading to unexpected scarring). Most plastic surgery involves two sides of the body and they are never totally identical with or without surgery. Sensation can be altered by surgery. For example, loss of nipple sensation is a risk of many breast procedures.
As part of your preparation for surgery at the McLean Clinic, we provide you with information about the risks of the procedures you are undergoing. This is to inform you, not to frighten you! You will have the opportunity to discuss the risks with your doctor and we encourage you to ask questions and make sure that you understand everything you need to.