This surgery caters to those who find that the area of the arm is away from their body, (for example, when you greet someone from afar waving your hand), shows intense relaxation and excess skin. When the problem is minor, the simple solution can be provided by the technique of mechanically assisted liposuction.
The Personal Technique of Dr. Boukouvalas presented in the World Congress of Plastic Surgery in Rhodes in 2009 is an improvement to all previous techniques of arm reconstruction
More specifically it eliminates the long incision from the armpit to the elbow and instead forms only a very small one that can be easily hidden by clothes in the armpit (lazy S incision) from the front to the rear wall of the armpit.
How does the operation take place and how long does it last?
The operation of arm reconstruction faces the problem of arms on the basis of its gravity. When there is a slight quantity of fat in the arm, then the option is the mechanically assisted liposuction without the need for incisions. When the problem is mild skin relaxation combined with existence of fat then the option is the mechanically assisted liposuction and surgery with incision in the lazy s armpit. Only when there is too much excess skin (for example after the loss of 20 kg and more), an elongated incision is made along the arm and up to its middle in order to be covered by clothes even in summer (T-shirt).
Postoperatively, patients wear an elastic bandage on the arms to ensure a smooth recovery. The return to work does not require more than a week or ten days depending always on the patient. It can be said that the modern surgical practice is to carry out increasingly atraumatic techniques and consequently patients return almost immediately to their daily activities.
Arm reconstruction solves the problem of loose arms, tightens and lifts the area through very discreet incisions and brings back a very youthful body image.
It can be applied from the age of about 18 years, but usually targeted at older ages.
The duration of the surgery depends on the technique used. The return to work does not require more than a week to ten days depending always and the patient.