Arm Lift Procedure

Arm Lift in Sydney – Procedure

What happens during an arm lift in Sydney?

When you book your appointment to discuss Brachioplasty, you will be sent a Patient Information Form. Completing this and returning it prior to your appointment will streamline your appointment.

Consultation appointments prior to your arm lift in Sydney

At your first consultation appointment, you should expect to spend about an hour with Dr Gavin Sandercoe. During this time he will take a thorough history and examination. Measurements of your arm dimensions, and the quality & thickness of overlying tissue, will help plan which is the most appropriate surgical technique for your arm lift in Sydney. Digital photographs are taken to assist with planning and explaining any asymmetries or limitations.

Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with training and experience in many techniques of brachioplasty. He does not favour one particular technique – instead, he will help you understand which type of surgery will best suit your arm and your recovery needs.

Dr Gavin Sandercoe will discuss what you wish to achieve from your procedure. The risks and expectations of the procedure are then discussed and you are given a take home information package to review before your second consultation.

You are offered a second consultation free of charge to give you the opportunity to ask more questions that may have arisen after reading your information package, and to confirm your aims and choices. We want to ensure that you are fully informed about the risks and benefits, and can make the right choice for you about having an arm lift. If you choose to proceed, you will then schedule your arm lift in Sydney.

The day of your arm lift in Sydney

Dr Gavin Sandercoe only performs arm lifts in Sydney in accredited hospitals and day surgeries, ensuring that your safety is paramount. Prior to your operation, you will have planning marks drawn on you and a digital photograph taken.

You are put to sleep by a specialist anaesthetist (general anaesthetic), and pain relief and antibiotics are given through a drip before the operation is started.The antibiotic helps to prevent an infection from developing in the incisions, keeping you healthy and helping to improve your results.

The procedure begins with any required liposuction, and then the excess skin is removed. Drains are usually placed into the arm. The incisions are then closed and dressings applied. Your surgical compression garment will be fitted before you wake up & go to the recovery room.

Most brachioplasty procedures are performed as an inpatient procedure, so you should expect to stay overnight in hospital. This allows you to be monitored to ensure that you are recovering well from the anaesthesia and that the healing process on your surgical incisions is going well. Many patients feel well enough to leave the morning after the operation, but there is no rush to get home if you do not feel up to it. Your specialist plastic surgeon will advise you of the best course of action to ensure your safety after your arm lift in Sydney.

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