Arm Lift | Brachioplasty

Tighten your upper arms to reduce the swaying of loose skin

Good-bye bat wings

Dr Chris Snijman can perform Arm Lift surgery as an outpatient procedure

Every generation has a derogatory name for sagging upper arms. “Bat Wings” is what we hear them called most often at Dr Chris Snijman’s rooms. The condition is simply loss of elasticity in the skin with age and you will be surprised at how early such conditions can start. Of course, massive weight loss is also a common reason for developing these symptoms.

Brachioplasty or Arm Lift surgery is an unfamiliar procedure but one that is gaining in popularity. If you are self-conscious about your upper arms then this procedure could be for you.

How is the surgery performed?

Sometimes, mere Liposuction Surgery can be performed for adequate results*, but in most cases Brachioplasty will be needed for significant change.

  • An incision is made under the arm from the armpit to the elbow.
  • A small eclipse of skin is removed, and so too excess fat
  • The remaining skin is then tightened and sutured

Improved appearance of the upper arm that could improve ones self-confidence*.

Dr Chris Snijman can perform Arm Lift surgery as an outpatient procedure and you will be home that evening – but you will have to rest your arms on pillows. The procedure lasts approximately 120 minutes.

Complication and risks

There are few risks associated with Arm Lift surgery, but Dr Chris Snijman will discuss them with you during the consultation process. The biggest concern for Dr Chris Snijman will be the removal of too much skin – this will cause the scars to widen and visibility will become an issue. New techniques and careful planning however make this concern nearly null and void*.

As a patient you will need to base your decision on undergoing Upper Arm surgery on your self-consciousness between “bat wing arms” and the possibility of a visible scar on the upper arm.

Undergoing your Arm Lift/Brachioplasty surgery with Dr Chris Snijman is as simple as making an appointment. Call his Morningside rooms now on 011 884 9957.

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