Upper Arm Lift (Brachioplasty, Arm Reduction, Arm Lift)
Upper Arm lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure for women and men with saggy upper arms. Our Prague plastic surgeons often perform liposuction in conjunction with an upper arm lift. The surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and dissolving stitches are used which do not need to be removed after the surgery. Minimum stay in Prague after Upper Arm Lift is 10 nights after surgery – 2 at the clinic and 8 more in a recovery apartment or a hotel.
To be a good candidate for Upper Arm Lift, you must have realistic expectations about what this cosmetic surgery procedure can do for you. It’s important to understand that upper arm lift can enhance your appearance and self confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have cosmetic surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with plastic surgeon.
The best candidates for upper arm lift are those who loose excess upper arm skin. You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations. Your age is not a major consideration. The best time to consider upper arm lift is after you have stabilized your weight through diet and exercise.
PREPARATION FOR UPPER ARM LIFT
Pharmaceuticals containing acetylsalicylic acid (Acylpirin, Aspirin, and Anopyrin etc.) should not be used for 3 weeks before the Upper Arm Lift cosmetic surgery, as they decrease clotting time of blood. In case you are a smoker you are advised to stop smoking or at least to cut down on cigarettes. Smoking slows down recovery process and it can also increase a risk or complications.
UPPER ARM LIFT – OPERATION
Before the surgery plastic surgeon will mark the areas where the surgery will be performed. The incision for this procedure begins at the inner elbow and proceeds to the armpit in order to excise the extra skin. The incisions are planned so that the resulting scar is along the back of your inner upper arm, placed in the least visible location possible. Our Prague plastic surgeon can add to this procedure also liposuction in case it is needed and can produce significant improvement. Additional Liposuction cause very little visible scarring.
UPPER ARM LIFT – POST-OPERATIONAL COURSE
You will usually remain at the clinic for 2 nights and will wear a special compression bandage, which is already included in the price of your cosmetic surgery with Beauty in Prague. If drains are placed, they will be removed in 1–3 days after the surgery. Garments worn after liposuction are essential to achieving good results following surgery. You will have to wear this garment for 4–6 weeks after the surgery. After a month it is no longer necessary for the underwear to be worn at night.
The plastic surgeon usually uses dissolvable stitches, which do not need to be removed after the surgery. After 2 weeks, you patient can return to everyday activities, avoiding strong physical efforts. In 4 weeks you may slowly resume exercise. Any bruising and swelling will usually dissipate within 1–2 months.
Bruising or inflammation of the treated area is common, but this will disappear over time. Final result is seen after your scars have matured, approximately 6 months.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER THE UPPER ARM LIFT SURGERY?
You will probably feel tired, sleepy and suffer from pain especially in 1–3 days after the surgery. You will be given some painkillers and tablets for reducing the swelling. The surgeon will also prescribe antibiotics as a prevention of any potential infection.
You might also feel unhappy after a few days. This is normal and is caused due to the stress, general anaesthetic, lack of patience with the healing problems, more pain than you expected or the fact that because you underwent upper arm lift surgery abroad you miss your home and family.
Some clients suffer of constipation. We advise you to bring some gentle medication or you can buy it in Prague.
IS THE RECOVERY AFTER UPPER ARM LIFT PAINFUL?
According to our client’s experience they did suffer from a pain. However, when you will be leaving the clinic you will be prescribe painkillers by the surgeon. You will probably feel discomfort, swelling, heaviness, and numbness in the areas where surgery was performed.
UPPER ARM LIFT – POSSIBLE RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS
The specific risks and the suitability of upper arm lift for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO PRAGUE?
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Before and After Pictures – Arm Lift
Look below to find some Upper Arm Lift before and after pictures to give you an idea of what our plastic surgeons can achieve. More photos are available in Before and after section. As a part of free email consultation you will also receive telephone numbers on our previous clients from the UK so you can speak about their experience with us.
Patients Reviews will hep you as a prospective patient to make better and informed decisions about cosmetic surgery abroad. At Beauty in Prague we continuously ask our previous patients for feedback on their experience with with us, results, plastic surgeons and clinic to improve our services and client’s satisfaction. After completing Free email consultationcontacts on our previous clients will be emailed to you so you can speak to them about their experience with us.
We have tried to gather most often questions from our clients regarding Upper Arm Lift surgery, however, if you have not recieved answers to your questions we are more than happy to help, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Should I go for Upper Arm Lift or Arm Lift Liposuction?
An Upper Arm Lift will remove loose skin and lift the remaining skin. Liposuction will reduce fat volume, but may worsen the appearance of your upper arms if your primary problem is skin laxity. If your problem involves loose skin with poor tone, arm will be best. If you have excess skin and excess fat, liposuction of the upper arms will help reduce the overall volume but sill not totally correct the problem. Our Prague plastic surgeons perform liposuction in conjunction with upper arm lift. Please bear in mind the scarring is extensive after Arm Lift, so you might not hide it while wearing short sleaves. Scarring after Liposuction only is minimal.
Is the surgery abroad safe?
We have been specialising for treating clients from the UK and Ireland for over 20 years. As the Czech republic is a part of the European Union our plastic surgeons, medical staff and clinic have to follow the same rules as the clinics in the UK and Ireland. Every surgery caries some level of risk, so it is important for us to find out as much as we can about you prior to your arrival. We will ask you to fill in the Medical questionnaire which will be assessed by our plastic surgeons, head physician and head anaesthesiologist.
Why is surgery so cheaper compared to the prices in the UK and Ireland?
The difference in prices is mainly due to lower cost of living and wages of medical staff compared to the UK and Ireland.
Do you offer a consultation in the UK or Ireland?
No, we do not offer personal consultations with plastic surgeons in the UK or Ireland. We offer a free email consultation. We will ask you to fill in our Medical Questionnaire online and send us some photos of the areas to be treated. All information will be reviewed with a plastic surgeon specialising in the treatment requested, head physician and head anaesthesiologist. We will respond to you within 1-2 working days with cosmetic surgery package which will include details about procedure, information about your surgeon, costs, available dates and phone numbers of our previous clients from the UK and Ireland. The final decision about the extent of cosmetic surgery procedure is made at your initial consultation with your plastic surgeon at the clinic in Prague before your surgery.
Do I choose a plastic surgeon?
If one of our plastic surgeons was recommended to you you can add her or his name when contacting us. We will confirm whether this plastic surgeons is specialising in the choosen procedures. In other cases your photos will be reviewed by a plastic surgeon who is specialising in the treatment you wish to undergo. We will also provide you with some telephone numbers from our previous clients from the UK and Ireland who are happy to speak to you about their experience with us.
Can I stay shorter time than advised by you?
In your cosmetic surgery package you will receive information from your plastic surgeon what is the minimum stay in Prague for your treatment. This stay is based on the time during which most of complications can occure. During this time you will have regular check-ups with a plastic surgeon (every 2-3 days or based on healing) to make sure you are healing fine and you can return back home safely. We take your health very seriously and expect you to stay in Prague for the correct recovery time. If you leave Prague against the advice of your surgeon then you will be asked to sign a legal document taking full responsibility for your recovery and the outcome of your surgery. In signing this document, you will forfeit any right to free corrective surgery, should any problems arise. Please understand the most beautiful results and your safety is our priority.
Can I have two or more surgeries at the same time?
It depends on the type and extent of the surgeries. You could combine Upper Arm Lift with a surgery of a smaller extent, for example with an Eyelid surgery. For more information about possible combinations please apply for our Free email consultation.
What everything is included in the price of the surgery?
Our price of Arm Lift includes:
Consultation with a Prague Plastic Surgeon
Full Examination and Pre-operative Tests by a Physician
General Anaesthesia, all Medication
2 Nights at the Clinic
Post-operative Aftercare incl. check-ups with a plastic surgeon and Stitches Removal
Support garment worn after Cosmetic Surgery
How do I go about booking the surgery?
First step is to apply for our Free email consultation by filling in the Medical Questionnaire and emailing us the photos. You will receive a quote with available dates and contacts on our previous clients within 1-2 working days. If you decide to book a date we will ask you to pay the deposit of £300 by a credit or debit card online based on a Booking form prepared and emailed by you. Accommodation and airport pick-up will be organised by us. More details are available in How it works section.
What will happen from my arrival to Prague?
Our driver Stan will pick you up from the airport. Stan speaks English and will help you with luggage as well as putting you at ease upon your arrival to Prague. Prior to your arrival to Prague you will be provided with Stan´s mobile number, so you can contact him directly in case of any delays. Stan will also provide you with information what time you will be picked-up the following day by our drivers for the pre-operative tests and surgery. Please pack as little as possible as it is not advised to carry heavy items after the surgery.
Is the flight included in the price?
The flights are at additonal cost starting at £50 / 60 Eur for a return flight from most UK an Irish airports. The price depends on availablity, season etc. We will provide you the list of airlines which fly to Prague and would like to ask you to book it by yourself. The flights take around 1hr 30 min.
What about the accommodation?
The accommodation is organised by us. We will email you the list of available hotels and self-catering apartments next or close to the clinic. The accommodation for one person starts at £30/night or £45 for two people. However, these prices for accommodation are just a guide. The price can vary depending on availability, exchange rates and whether it is high or low season. We will do our best to get you the best price for your accommodation. The list of available accommodation is emailed after completing free email consultation and the deposit of £300 is paid.
How is post-operative care?
While you will be in Prague recovering you will be seen by a plastic surgeon for regular check-ups every 2-3 working days or depending on your healing. You will be also given 24/7 emergency number which you can call. After the minimum stay in Prague which will be advised to you it is safe to fly back home. You will be advised on further aftercare which is necesarry to follow to achieve the best possible outcome of your surgery. After your departure from Prague we will keep in touch and you can email us any questions you have, photos of how you heal and call us on our UK freenumber: 0800 023 2592. In an unlikely event of a correction needed the treatment is provided free of charge.
Arm Lift Surgeons
Cosmetic and plastic surgery in the Czech Republic is strictly regulated by The Czech Medical Chamber. Surgeons in the Czech Republic are required to hold a relevant license from the Medical Chamber in order to perform such operations. To gain a licence a surgeon first must complete 3 years of professional experience in addition to 6 years at medical school followed by 5 years at a certified department of cosmetic and plastic surgery. In the UK there is no mandatory requirement for specialised training and cosmetic surgery is often performed by general surgeons.
Our Prague cosmetic and plastic surgeons are fully qualified and licensed by The Czech Medical Chamber to perform cosmetic surgery procedures. They are fluent in English and maintain a professsional but understanding approach to each client’s individual needs.
Upper Arm Lift (Brachioplasty, Arm Reduction, Arm Lift)
Upper Arm lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure for women and men with saggy upper arms. Overnight stay after Upper Arm Lift surgery at the cosmetic surgery clinic is required – usually 2 nights, which is already included in the price of your cosmetic surgery package.