COLOMBIA ARM SURGERY
What Is A Brachioplasty?
A brachioplasty, also called an arm lift, is a surgery that removes excess skin and fat from the back of the arms.
Flaccidity and excess fat can be caused by obesity, aging. When there is a pronounced flaccidity it is impossible to remove it through diet and physical exercise.
What Are The Candidates For A Brachioplasty?
- Candidates for a brachioplasty are adults with a latitude at the back of the arms.
- Those patients who have lost weight have lax arms.
- Those patients who have received gastric bypass treatment and have excess skin on their arms.
- Those older or older adult patients who have abundant wrinkles on the back of the arms.
- It was that breast or overweight individuals should not be operated on morbidly obese patients.
- Ideally they should be non-smoking patients.
- Patients are required to have real expectations about the surgery, as the surgery only removes the back of the skin and leaves a visible scar.
How Is The Presurgical And Brachioplasty Consultation?
- The Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon César Fernández will give you a complete medical history, investigating the reasons for having the surgery, and he will also explain the arm lift procedure.The medical, pathological, surgical, allergic, pharmacological and family history will be investigated. The patient must be very honest with her responses. Also reported on the use of tobacco, vitamins, supplements, consumption of herbs, ginkgo biloba, vitamin E, vitamin C.
- You should also find out about a history of breast cancer, mastectomy and radiation therapy.
- Patients should report whether there was prior liposuction.
- Afterwards, he will perform a physical examination evaluating the arms, their latitude, the pinch test, and the amount of adipose panniculus. Later photographs will be taken for documentation of the case.
What Is The Price Of Brachioplasty?
The price depends on the amount of work required to perform the brachioplasty. A first initial consultation is required to give it a definitive value.
The full fee for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon César Fernández includes the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, operating room, analgesia, postoperative medications, postoperative controls and cures. Before the procedure, the patient must pay the full cost of the surgery in order to schedule the surgery that the patient wants. It must always be paid in cash. Credit cards are not accepted.
How Is The Brachioplasty Or Arm Lift Procedure?
An incision is made in the back of the arms, and the skin and fat are dried. This is to avoid injury to the nerves in the back of the arms. Care should always be taken not to injure the vessels and nerves in the arm that are in deeper layers.
Subsequently, a primary closure of the wound will be performed with stitches.
What Are The Post-Operative Care Of Brachioplasty?
- The patient will be with drains that will allow quantifying the amount of bloody or serous exudate produced by the area. In addition, he will leave the operating room with fats and bandages on his arms in order to reduce swelling and bleeding.
- An appointment will be made to control the wound and the absence of collections.
- In addition, there will be a cure on the fifth day.
- It is normal to have edema for sale until the seventh day and then it decreases in the following 3 to 4 weeks. The patient must remain in a girdle for up to one month after surgery.
- The bruises or bruises of the skin take three weeks to disappear.
- Drains will generally be removed from the fifth to the seventh day.
- There may be numbness in the back of the arms that can take 6 to 12 months to recover.
- Generally, a pink scar occurs after 3 weeks and will later become whitish. Tell the scar to widen the first month after surgery. Brachioplasty scars usually have a poor evolution and tend to widen.
What Scars Does Brachioplasty Leave?
The plasty cow leaves scars on the back of the arm and in the armpit region, patients should be aware of this.
How Is The Recovery From Brachioplasty?
In the first two weeks the patient will have a slight limitation in raising the arms.
You will be asked to sign the consent form so that it is clear that you understand the procedure to be performed.
The Risks Of Brachioplasty Include:
- Risk of bleeding in the wound, infection, hypertrophic scar, atrophic scar, poor healing, unsightly scars, seromas, anesthesia on the skin, skin paresthesia, chronic pain in the arm and forearm, vascular injury, nerve injury, artery injury , vein injury, arm muscle injury, fat necrosis, fibrosis, irregularities, possibility of new surgical intervention.
- There may also be risks of anesthesia atelectasis, hypotension, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, bronchoconstriction, asthma, intraoperative awakening, death.
How Should I Prepare For A Brachioplasty?
The Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon César Fernández the day before will instruct you to wash with soap and water and then with an antiseptic such as iodine or Isodine, and then a rinse with sterile water.
What Test Should I Do For A Brachioplasty?
- The tests that should always be carried out are blood glucose, blood count, clotting time, kidney function tests, chest x-ray and even up to an electrocardiogram.
- All women of childbearing age should have a pregnancy test.
What Care Should I Have For A Brachioplasty?
- Quit smoking a month earlier
- Avoid taking acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) 10 days before, anti-inflammatory medications, and herbal supplements one month before, as they can increase bleeding.
- You see yourself arriving accompanied the same day of the operation, the surgery must leave with a companion.
Does Brachioplasty Require Hospitalization?
The arm lift is ambulatory, it does not want devitalization
What Care Should I Have After Surgery?
The patient must have a good diet and regular physical exercise to avoid gaining weight and subsequently prevent new fat accumulations from forming on the arms.