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How to Ensure a Successful Brachioplasty Recovery

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  • July 29, 2019
Are you considering getting a brachioplasty for firmer and more toned looking arms? Here’s everything you need to know about recovering from an arm lift and how to ensure the best results.

Brachioplasty procedures (arm lifts) are becoming more and more popular amongst patients who have experienced significant weight loss. This surgical body contouring procedure is designed to reduce any excess fat of the upper underarm and tighten the skin, dramatically improving your appearance.

Many plastic surgeons recommend a brachioplasty to:

  • Get rid of excess skin from the area between the elbow and underarm
  • Create a better proportioned and firmer arm appearance
  • Reshape your arm for smoother skin and improved contours
  • Reduce localized pockets of fat in the upper arm area


Customized Brachioplasty Surgery at Our Edmonton Clinic

At our Edmonton clinic, we offer a wide range of surgical body contouring procedures, including brachioplasty, liposuction, and abdominoplasty, to meet all your specific needs. During a one on one consultation, our plastic surgeon can assess your cosmetic goals, aesthetic needs, and medical history to determine which procedure is right for you.

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Your Brachioplasty Recovery Guide: What to Expect

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, a brachioplasty is a safe way to achieve the toned and firm upper arm appearance you want. It’s associated with relatively easy recovery, but as with all cosmetic surgery, you must follow your surgeon’s post-procedure care instructions to ensure you lower your risk of complications and receive the best outcome.

How long will recovery take? Typically, the recovery period for a brachioplasty can range from 7 days (mini-brachioplasty) to 21 days (full-brachioplasty).



Brachioplasty Recovery Tips For the Best Arm Lift Outcome

  • Enlist the help of a reliable family member or friend. Before your surgery, arrange for a trusted family member or friend to drive you to your surgery and take you home after the procedure.
  • Make sure to get enough rest. Your plastic surgeon will instruct you to rest for the first couple of days following your brachioplasty. While you should avoid any lifting or heavy exercise, some light walking around the house is encouraged to promote blood flow.
  • Drink lots of fluids. Drink lots of fluids, especially water, as this will prevent you from becoming dehydrated and it will promote the healing process.
  • You’ll be wearing compression garments. You shouldn’t remove these garments until the first post-operative visit.
  • Some bleeding in the first 24 hours is normal. However, if you’re having excessive bleeding, or have any other concerns, you should contact your surgeon immediately.
  • Don’t exercise for the 1st month. Remember, it’s important to give your body time to rest. Avoid strenuous activity and talk to your surgeon about when you can return to your normal exercise routine.
  • Take care of your incisions. Look after the treatment site and make sure that your incisions aren’t subjected to excessive force, swelling, or motion during the healing period.


Talk to Your Doctor About Any Medications You Are Taking

Patients are instructed to avoid aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications for the first few days following a brachioplasty. This is to ensure that no complications arise during or after your procedure.

In addition to this, you should also stop the following for at least 2 weeks before your surgery:

  • Smoking and other tobacco products
  • Alcohol
  • Vitamin E
  • Herbal supplements

Remember: If you have any questions or doubts regarding your medications or other supplements, you MUST talk to your plastic surgeon. He/she can advise on the best course of action.


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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our brachioplasty procedure, and other surgical body contouring treatments, and how we can help you achieve all your aesthetic goals, visit our clinic located at 8440 112 Street Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2P4.

Additionally, you can contact Dr. Ladak at 780-407-6691 or fill in our online contact form.

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