Arm reduction, also known as brachioplasty, is an operation to reduce the amount of loose skin on the upper arm, often referred to as ‘bingo wings’ or ‘bat wings’. This is most common after substantial weight loss which may result in loose, sagging skin that can’t be improved through regular physical activity and a healthy balanced diet.
|WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE SURGERY
During the surgery, Dr. Viral Desai will make cuts on the inner and under surfaces of your arm, sometimes from the armpit to as low as the elbow. Excess skin and fat are removed and the remaining skin is stretched and stitched back together. The operation generally results in slimmer, smoother upper arms. However, there will be visible scarring that may extend from the armpit to the elbow – Dr.Viral will discuss this with you prior to your operation.The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic and you may need to stay in hospital overnight. You’ll also need to plan time off work so that you can relax and recover at home.RISKS, COMPLICATIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS
All surgeries carry risks as well as benefits. The chance of complications depends on the type of surgery and other factors such as your general health. Dr. Viral will explain how the risks apply to you.