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Brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a surgical procedure used to remove excess skin from your arm to your elbow. This procedure helps to reshape the arm and leads to a more proportionate youthful appearance.
In case of extra fat of the arm and without excess skin, liposuction can be effective. On the other hand, in the presence of minimal excess skin, the brachioplasty limited to a single scar in the armpit could be appropriate.
For those with extensive excess skin, traditional brachioplasty will be required. This scar will extend from the elbow to the armpit and in some cases even the chest wall. Preoperative markings will be made and discussed with the patient. The incision, usually is on the inside of the arm. There will be absorbable stitches placed in multiple layers in order to close the incision.
After surgery , you will go home with some steps to follow:
Oral medications for pain control and will be closely monitored from our office.
Keep the arms raised above the level of the heart for a few days, followed by slow return to the usual movements of the arms and hands in a few weeks. The resulting scar will take a year to fully heal, mature and assume its final color.
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Dr. Alexandrish Karvendrish
Dr. Alexandrish Karvendrish Rodríguez Tavárez, specialized in Plastic Surgery, was trained at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in 2008, obtaining the title of Doctor of Medicine with honor Magna Cum Laude, in the same year she started her Law internship, at the Health Center of Santo Domingo, ending in 2009, when she decides to leave to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to continue her academic and professional preparation. She was trained in General Surgery at the Santa Casa da Misericordia Hospital in Rio de Janeiro – 17th school, with a duration of 3 years, in 2013 she started her Postgraduate in Aesthetic Medicine at the Souza Marques Technical-Educational Foundation with an approach specially directed to cosmetic procedures during one year and in 2014 she started her Postgraduate in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, at the prestigious Postgraduate Service in Plastic Surgery Professor Ronaldo Pontes at the Niterói D’or Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, where she stood out for her commitment, ability, respect and exceptional attention with everyone.
During the 7 years she lived in Brazil, she took several courses and attended both national and international conferences, perfecting her knowledge in the field of Plastic Surgery. She is a member of the Dominican Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (SODOCIPRE), Ibero-Latin American Federation of Plastic Surgery (FILACP), Dominican Medical College (CMD) and Brazilian Society of Laser in Medicine and Surgery (SBLMC).
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