Arm lift surgery is also known as brachioplasty and it is meant to reduce the amount of sagging skin on the arms, make the supporting tissue smoother and tighter and reduce the fat pockets on the upper arm. There are several reasons for which patients start thinking about undergoing arm lift in Tunisia; saggy arms could be a result of weight fluctuations heredity and getting older and this is a problem that cannot be solved by working out.
In order for a surgeon to perform arm lift in Tunisia, first the patient needs to go under anesthesia. The pattern and the length of the incision depend on the location and the amount of skin that needs to be removed. Usually, the plastic surgeon might have to start with a liposuction to remove the fat excess located in the arms before proceeding to the surgery. Usually the incision is made to the inside or the back of the arm and it starts at the underarm, reaching the elbow. The extra fat can be removed directly or through liposuction.
After the fat is removed, the supporting tissue is reshaped and tightened. In the end the surgeon smoothes the skin according to the new contour of the arms and closes the incision using absorbable sutures or stitches that need to be removed after a short while. Patients can expect to have some scarring, but the location of the incision will make it possible to hide the scares with ease.
After the surgery is done, the patients have bandages or dressings applied to the incision site. In the same time the arms might be wrapped in compression garment or elastic bandages to decrease the post-surgery swelling. A complementary tube might be inserted to extract the remaining blood or similar fluid. The surgeon will offer the patients specific information on how to care for themselves and for the incisions during recovery.
The standard cost for this surgery is around 2200 €. This covers the fees of the medical staff, anesthesia,3 nights at the private clinic and 2 nights in a luxurious medical unit for accommodation.
It is very important to read about brachioplasty and to consider patient testimonials before and after arm lift surgery in order to have an idea about what to expect. It is important to know that the aesthetic result doesn’t come immediately after the intervention since the scar might be impressive at first.
Even for patients who consider undergoing this plastic surgery procedure abroad, It is recommended to see a plastic surgeon in the patient’s home country and to get a first opinion about the surgery indication.
The regular doctor has to be informed in advance and his requirements have to be taken into consideration in order to provide the necessary documents for him to ensure the postoperative follow up.
Although it is usually said that plastic surgery abroad is risky and that it is more likely to go wrong, it is very important to know that during all the medical stay in Tunisia patients meet their plastic surgeon at least 5 times in less than a week. He ensures himself the follow up and visits patients every day as long as they are in the clinic.
Patients have to send photos after 1 month, 3 months and 6 months after the operation and obviously if any problem arises in the meantime, otherwise the surgeon would not be able to ensure a follow up and in case the patient is not happy with the final result, the surgeon would not be able to know when the problem started and how it was handled.
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