Procedure: Brachioplasty is an operation to treat flaccidity and excess fat on the inner side of the arms. Over the years or after losing a lot of weight, the skin of the arms can give an appearance of sagging. When this is pronounced, there is no treatment that is effective except surgery.
Duration: 2-3 hours.
Anesthesia: Local or general, and monitored sedation, depending on the patient.
Hospitalization: Usually this surgery is ambulatory.
Side Effects: Temporary pain the first few days, but it is quickly relieved with medication.
Recovery: Return to normal activities a few days later. The first few days should be avoided specific activities, such as driving or lifting large weights.