Arm Lift Case Study 19
This lady has lost a considerable amount of weight and has achieved her ideal weight and been weight stable for some time. She has significant skin excess but also has a contour irregularity with a lot of fat deposited in an isolated area close to the armpit. Liposuction only in the presence of excess skin is not recommended but when combined with excisional techniques can be a very good way to provide arm rejuvenation. Patients must be aware of the length of the scar and possibility that it can become stretched. It is important for patients around the 4-6 weeks’ phase to start massaging the wounds to stop the formation of contracture bands that can cause a functional issue. Scar revisions may always be necessary and need to be considered by patients before embarking on arm lifting surgery. The final results are seen over 2 years later when the scars have faded and matured.
When considering arm lift surgery it is important to consider all the various options which may include liposuction. Patients with massive weight loss also consider surgery to their breasts, thighs and abdominal rejuvenation surgery ie abdominoplasty.
At a consultation for arm lifting, it is important to run through all the pros and cons and the various options and other combination site surgery so that you can be empowered to proceed.
Mr. Ross is a plastic surgeon that underwent specific training in plastic surgery. Mr. Ross successfully completed his FRCS (plast), obtained his CCT and is listed on the GMC specialist Register for Plastic surgery (Number 4220633). Mr. Ross has a vast training in aesthetic surgery throughout his plastic surgery training including the techniques utilized in “cosmetic surgery”. Mr. Ross is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS); British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS) and the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO) and is regularly appraised on an annual basis. He has successfully revalidated and “cosmetic surgery” is an established part of his scope of practice. Mr Ross is the only plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Manchester, the North West of England and the United Kingdom in full-time private practice, who is a full member of BAAPS, BAPRAS, ABS and BAHNO.