Dr. Hotchandani performs brachioplasty in patients who have lost significant weight or just have saggy skin with persistent fat accumulation and are beyond improvement with liposuction or any other technique like lipodissolve (mesotherapy) or Exilis alone.
At Hotchandani Laser Vein and Cosmetic Surgery, Brachioplasty is performed with or without liposuction under local/general anesthesia on an outpatient basis at our state of the art facility in Green Bay.
- What to Expect
- How it Works
- Patient Experience
What to Expect
Results from Brachioplasty are immediately noticeable. Surgery is most effective for people with healthy skin tone and elasticity. In order to have the safest possible outcome, there are limits to how much tissue can be removed to avoid complications.
How Does it Work?
The Procedure consists of removal of excess fat and skin and closing the incision, which may extend from the armpit to the elbow.
Brachioplasties are performed on an outpatient basis. It may take three to four hours for the actual procedure. Patient recovery time may range from 10 days to two weeks. Patients may return to work in a few days unless there is significant physical activity involved.
What are the characteristics of a good candidate for Brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty is most appropriate for people who are healthy but bothered by excessive skin and fatty deposits, are unable to wear the clothing they wish they could wear.
Is Brachioplasty painful?
General anesthesia is used so there is no pain during the procedure. Discomfort within the first few days after the procedure may be alleviated by prescribed medication.
You will wear a support garment, which is not too tight, for additional comfort at the same time avoiding any swelling of the forearms and hands.
Does Brachioplasty leave Scars?
Scars may extend from the underarm to the elbow and may show when viewed from the back or from the front when the arm is lifted away from the body. If mini-brachioplasty is done, the scar only involves underarm if extent of the laxity is small. Scars do fade gradually over a period of months and years.
What is the recovery time I should expect?
Patient recovery time may range from 10 days to two weeks. Patients may return to work in a few days unless there is significant physical activity involved. Short walks are encouraged during first day post- op. Many patients can resume normal activities including mild exercise within days. More demanding work can be resumed in two to four weeks following the procedure.
Is Brachioplasty Safe?
Like any surgery, there are risks involved including those associated with general anesthesia; however, Dr. Hotchandani has extensive experience performing surgery and the Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery medical staff has been thoroughly trained to provide patients with the safest experience possible.