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Arm Lift

Brachioplasty

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow.

What words should I know about arm lift surgery?

Arm lift

A surgical procedure, also known as brachioplasty, to correct sagging of the upper arms.

Axilla

The underarm area.

Brachioplasty

A surgical procedure, also known as arm lift, to correct sagging of upper arms.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Liposuction

Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin’s surface to reduce fullness.

Local anesthesia

A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Skin laxity

Degree of loose skin.

Sutures

Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.



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