IS BRACHIOPLASTY THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR ME?
If you have excess underarm skin that appears loose due to excess fat or skin laxity then you may be able to benefit from an arm lift. You should also be at a relatively stable weight and in good general health. Dr Safvat will discuss whether the surgery will achieve your desired outcome. It is important to have realistic expectations about the final results.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT OVER THE LONG TERM AFTER BRACHIOPLASTY SURGERY?
Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent the natural ageing process from affecting the results of your surgery however, if you lead a healthy lifestyle and maintain a stable weight, it will help prolong the results of your arm lift surgery.
WHEN WILL I SEE THE FINAL RESULTS OF MY ARM LIFT?
become visible. Most patients can see the final results of their arm lift after six months. During this time, your scars will also continue to heal but they can take up to two years to fade. Fortunately, any scarring from your brachioplasty is naturally concealed when your arms are by your side. The only time that scarring might be visible is when exercising or raising the arms. If you follow Dr Safvat’s scar management protocol, scarring can be kept to a minimum in most cases.
CAN I COMBINE AN ARM LIFT WITH OTHER COSMETIC SURGERY PROCEDURES?
Arm lifts are generally undertaken to reverse the effects of weight loss and age. This means it’s usually paired with similar procedures that combat the same effects. Arm lifts can, in some cases, be paired with breast reductions or thigh lifts. It’s also important to remember that not all procedures can be performed at the same time. Dr Safvat will determine whether it’s viable to perform all the procedures you have in mind at the same time.
Where does Dr Safvat perform this procedure?
Dr Safvat does the Brachiplasty procedure in Sydney region (Sutherland Shire and Inner West) as well as in the Southern Highlands, NSW. He only operates in fully accredited Private Hospitals, these being Kareena Private Hospital (Caringbah), Strathfield Private Hospital, Southern Highlands Private Hospital (Bowral) and Ramsay Surgical Centre Miranda.
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Dr Safvat is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon. Every patient is unique and results may vary. Any surgical procedure carries risks which need to be discussed with your doctor to ensure you are fully informed and realistic outcomes have been explained. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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DR ANDRE SAFVAT (MED1155201)
Registered Medical Practitioner, Specialist Plastic Surgeon (specialist registration in Surgery – Plastic surgery).