The arm lift in Tunisia is done under general or local anesthesia. The procedure lasts between 1h30 and 2h30 and may require an overnight hospital stay. If the brachioplasty is associated with a liposuction, the surgeon begins by aspirating the excess fat (both on the inner and outer arm).
Once this step is completed, the surgeon proceeds to the brachial lift. The latter can be done using different techniques:
– Longitudinal incision. This is an incision that is made along the inner side of the arm. It concerns patients who have a significant amount of excess skin. A vertical scar will be placed on the inner side of the arm. Just like a thigh lift or an abdominoplasty, the removal of excess skin leaves visible scars and it is necessary to think about the advantages of this type of operation in relation to the after-effects.
– Horizontal incision. This is an incision that is made in the armpit. It concerns patients with a moderate skin excess. The scar is horizontal and hidden in the fold of the armpit.
Once the incisions are sewn back together, a bandage made of elastic bands is put in place to protect the arms.