Reduction of the upper arm perimeter by removing the excess skin an the subcutaneous fat tissue.
The operative approach can be from the armpit, along the inner side of the upper arm or, as needed, in both places. By the previously marked drawing planned in detail, the removal of the excess skin and subcutaneous fat tissue from the mentioned region is performed. The drainage is usually not needed. In some cases, the reduction of perimeter can be achieved only by liposuction of that region or by combination of these two techniques.
The surgery is performed in total anaesthesia and lasts around 1.5 hours.
The sutures are removed between the day 10 and 14 after the surgery. Wearing of an arm fastener for up to 2 weeks is necessary.
Swelling, bruises, mild numbness of the arms.