Arm lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, so patients are allowed to return home once Dr. Ogilvie is satisfied that effects of the anesthetic have sufficiently worn off. In general, brachioplasty procedures will follow this basic order of events:
Anesthesia — In most cases, patients will opt for general anesthesia. But in some instances, patients may prefer local anesthesia with intravenous sedation.
Incision — There are three basic incision types used during an arm lift procedure. One incision travels alone the outer arm. Another incision type is made along the inner arm. And a third option is an incision that is made around the armpit. Which incision is best for you will depend on the location and amount of excess skin you want to diminish.