Are your arms becoming heavier? This can be a result of hereditary factors for women in their early 20s, for women nearing menopause, or following massive weight loss. If you are feeling self conscious about your arms, then arm reduction may be a suitable solution for you.
At your first consultation with Dr Moko, she will listen to what you would like changed about your arms. She will obtain a thorough medical history and physical examination. She will give you an honest appraisal of what can be achieved, outlining the details of the procedure and the possible risks.
Photos will be taken before and after to record your results.
Skin markings will be drawn prior to surgery. You will be placed under general anaesthesia. The arms are reduced by liposuction or skin excision. If skin excision is required, scars can extend from the elbow to the armpit.
Once the surgery is complete, Dr Moko will stitch the wounds with dissolving sutures and bandage the arms.
Brachioplasty is usually a day surgery procedure. You can return to work after 1 to 2 weeks, but will need to avoid upper body exercise for 6 weeks. The scars are taped for 3 months.