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Arm Lift Poland - FAQ

Updated December 28, 2018

What is brachioplasty?

Brachioplasty (arm – brachio, reshaping – plasty) is a plastic surgery procedure performed on the upper arms in order to remove sagging skin and extra fat. The procedure is often performed if the patient lost a lot of weight which can happen after gastric sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass.  

Who is a good candidate for an arm lift?

Basically, anyone who wants to improve the contour of the upper arms is a candidate for the arm lift surgery in Poland. Of course you must be at least 18 years and have realistic expectations toward the results of the procedure.

How long does arm lift surgery take?

The surgery can last from one to three hours.

How is brachioplasty performed?

The surgeon will make a cut from the armpit to the elbow on the inner surface of the upper arm. If liposuction is needed, it will also be performed. After the skin and the fat are removed the cut will be closed and the stitches will be put. The surgery can last up to three hours and is usually done under general anesthesia.

What type of anesthesia is used for arm lift surgery abroad?

Usually, for arm lift surgery, general anesthesia is used, if needed it can be combined with local numbing medicine.

Where is the incision made?

The incision is made on the inner surface of the upper arm from the armpit to the elbow.

Is arm lift surgery painful?

The surgery is done under general anesthesia, which means that during it you will not feel any pain. As any surgery brachioplsty involves some pain after the surgery, but your doctor will prescribe you painkillers that will help you to handle it.

Can brachioplasty be combined with liposuction?

Yes, it can and it often does.

Can brachioplasty be combined with other plastic surgeries?

Yes. Often arm lift if a part of body lift surgery, but all the details must be discussed with your surgeon for your personal case.

When can one return to normal activities?

It is advised to take at least one week off job. In most cases, patients can go back to all normal activities in two weeks after the surgery.

Does insurance cover arm lift surgery?

Generally, insurance companies do not cover art lift surgery, as it is a cosmetic plastic surgery.

How much does arm lift in Poland cost?

Prices for the arm lift in Poland starts from 805 EUR. Price in Poland is known to be much cheaper than in most Western European countries. Even with all the spendings in Poland, you will pay less than in the UK or Germany.

What is the expected recovery from arm lift surgery?

After the surgery, you will have drainage tube in the wound which will help to prevent fluid build-up. Most patients report that first days are the hardest, in order to help you handle the pain painkillers will be prescribed. For several weeks you will probably have bruising, swelling, and numbness. At least two weeks after the surgery you should wear compression garments to help keep swelling down.  

Are the results permanent?

The results of the arm lift surgery are known to be permanent in case when your weight is stable. But you should understand that there is no surgery that can stop aging processes.

How long should I stay in Poland after arm lift surgery?

To have the surgery done, you need to plan to stay in Poland for a week. First day you will have the consultation and medical tests. Usually the next day the surgery is performed. Even though there is no need to stay in the clinic after the surgery, you should stay in the hotel for 4 more days as the surgeon needs to make sure that your healing is going well. Before you go back home, take your surgeon’s contact information in order for you to have the opportunity to contact him in case you have questions.

What is included in the cost of my operation?

In the most plastic surgery clinic in Western Europe, you will have additional fees for anesthesia and medical tests, while in Poland these are included in the price. If you choose to have arm lift in Poland with Beauty Poland consultation and medical tests will be included in the price. We also have special packages which include hotel stay and transfers during your stay.

If you still have questions you can always contact us, and we will be happy to provide you with all the information.

Justyna Zastapilo

Justyna is a very open person and likes to talk to people. That's why she decided to become a patient adviser. She has comprehensive knowledge about medical procedures performed abroad.
+44 748 315 53 08

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