Brachioplasty in Toronto is commonly requested to put the finishing touches on a weight loss achievement.

What is Brachioplasty?

You may have heard of it referred to as an arm lift surgery. It’s an elective, cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arm posterior. Sometimes this characteristic is hereditary and inevitable as a person ages. Sometimes it’s the result of losing a significant amount of weight, and sometimes due to the poor skin tone and elasticity a person has. Whatever the reason, when lax, sagging skin shows and makes a person feel self-conscious, they’re often pleased to learn there is something they can do about it.

Toronto brachioplasty- arm lift surgery redefines your shape

Unfortunately, a healthy diet and adequate exercise can keep you feeling great on the inside, but some aesthetic concerns aren’t easy to resolve this way. When stubborn fat deposits collect at the back of the arms, much like fat pockets elsewhere on the body, they are resistant to weight loss. As well, the skin loses natural elasticity and strength as we age, so it doesn’t retract and create a smooth, firm surface any longer. The only effective and permanent solution to reduce these issues is surgical excision of the extra tissue.

That’s where brachioplasty in Toronto comes in. The root word, brachi, comes from the Greek word for “arm,” specifically the upper arm. Plasty, describes the surgical improvement of this feature. Our state-of-the-art surgical Centre treats many body contouring clients who wish to trim away the sagging, stubborn areas of their body that affect confidence, clothing choices and daily comfort.

Verso Surgery Centre is a fully accredited, level 3 OHP hospital which combines elegance and luxury with advanced, medical care of the highest level. Our plastic surgeons are not only surgical experts but artists who genuinely enjoy the experience of helping people reveal their best, confident selves. If you’re not happy with your shape, we can help.

Are you someone who shies away from wearing sleeveless tops because you’re embarrassed about the excess ‘wings” of skin hanging from the back of your arms? If this describes you, read on to learn more.

Arm Lift Surgery Toronto

What happens during an arm lift procedure?

Before you begin, the day of your procedure, we’ll sit down with you to review the process and answer any questions you have. Your surgeon will draw on your arm where they plan to excise tissue so you can visually appreciate the plan.

During brachioplasty surgery, just the right amount of sagging skin and fat will be removed from the underside of your upper arm, between the armpit and elbow. The incision is closed with sutures and eventually heals to leave a thin, faint line.

You’ll be treated in our comfortable surgical suite and in most cases, the procedure is done under general anaesthesia. That means you’ll be completely asleep during the relatively quick surgery. The whole process will take just 2-3 hours, and you’ll be gently awakened in our recovery suite with an OR nurse at your side. When you wake, you’ll have sutures and bandages in place which your surgeon and nurses will show you how to care for. Once you feel up to it, you’ll be able to go home with a friend or family member, and we’ll review your post-op instructions with you one more time before you leave.

What’s the recovery like after brachioplasty in Toronto?

We provide exemplary post-surgical care for all our patients. You’ll be provided with a personal contact number for our OR nurse in case you need anything after hours. We set regular post-op appointments at the most convenient intervals, but if you have questions or concerns at any point, we’re happy to arrange a meeting with a nurse or surgeon.

The day of your procedure you’ll be able to walk around normally, and we encourage you to do so because it’s good for circulation. You’ll need to refrain from over-use of your arms though. For a week or two, don’t do vigorous arm movements or heavy lifting as this puts extra strain on your incisions increases swelling and feels uncomfortable. Our patients find it helpful to prepare some meals ahead of time and hire help with household chores to take the stress out of your first week or two.

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