Deformities of the upper limbs are inherent in the aging process and the wide range of bodily changes that accompany massive losses of body weight. Among the alterations suffered by the arms is lipodystrophy (accumulation of fat), which is usually accompanied by ptosis (flaccidity) of the tissues of the area.
The word brachioplasty refers to the surgical procedure used to reduce flaccidity and lipodystrophy of the arms and axillary region, mainly in patients who have suffered a massive weight loss and the natural aging process resulting in loss of skin elasticity. Many patients develop skin excess and descent of soft tissues of the upper arms. It may be frustrating that no matter how much training is performed, this skin redundancy is often unresponsive to exercise.
This surgery is sometimes associated with other procedures such as liposculpture, tummy tuck, among others. The recovery time varies between 15-21 days, and the patient must use an armband for approximately one month to promote the healing process.
“Finally, remember that your health is also up to you, always follow your doctor’s instructions and avoid activities that compromise you such as smoking, drinking or ingesting any type of hallucinogenic substances.”