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Arm Lift

An arm lift surgery, technical name Brachioplasty, aims to reshape your arms to help them look more proportionate. It can be carried out on the upper or underarm region. Dr Cotrufo has extended experience in most techniques to reduce arms volume and improve their shape. Dr Cotrufo also combines VASER Liposuction with excision of skin excess to achieve the best arm lift.

Why choose arm lift surgery?

Fluctuations in weight and the effects of ageing can result in excess fat and sagging skin on both the upper and lower arm areas. Brachioplasty reshapes the arm, giving a more regular and toned appearance.


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WHAT CAN AN ARM LIFT ACHIEVE?
  • Reduce stubborn fat deposits in the arm

  • Improve the sagging appearance of skin around the arm

  • Reshape arms to look more in proportion, particularly after weight loss and gain

IS THERE AN ARM LIFT ALTERNATIVE?

Your surgeon will be best able to advise on the surgery most appropriate for your goals, however, depending on your individual circumstances you may find liposuction or a combination of liposuction and arm lift surgery may be another course of treatment open to you.

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE ARM LIFT CONSULTATION?

Establishing good communications between you and your surgeon will help make for a comfortable and relaxed surgery journey. This begins with your consultation when you will have the opportunity to spend time talking to Dr Cotrufo.

DURING YOUR CONSULTATION, YOU WILL:
  • Be able to explain why you are seeking arm lift surgery

  • Have the opportunity to pose questions to Dr Cotrufo

  • Undergo a full health evaluation

  • Learn more about the procedure, including aftercare

  • Have a full assessment of your arm area(s)

  • Discuss the options that best suit your needs, including arm lift costs and timescales

As your surgery gets closer, you may be asked to make small changes to your day-to-day life or to avoid particular medications or activities.

This may include:

  • Taking a blood test or other medical tests

  • Stopping smoking

  • Adjusting or taking certain medications

  • Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Refraining from drinking alcohol

  • Avoiding sun overexposure

  • Committing not to make stringent changes to your diet

Those undergoing general anaesthetic will be given fasting instructions to follow.

THE ARM LIFT PROCEDURE:
  • Arm lift surgery normally takes about 2 hours though it could take more or less time depending on the extent of the work and whether it is being combined with other procedures

  • Small incisions are made in an inconspicuous location on your arms and fat is then drawn out, liposuction may be used and excess skin may also be removed

  • The arm is smoothed and secured in place with sutures

AFTER YOUR ARM LIFT SURGERY:

Following surgery, you may be required to stay overnight in the clinic. We recommend that a friend or relative drives you home.

After that:

  • You should be able to return to work 1-2 weeks after your procedure

  • You will attend free aftercare appointments with Dr Cotrufo and be able to speak to him should you have any questions

  • You should start walking around as soon as possible

  • Sutures are usually self-dissolving so there is no need to struggle after your arm lift

  • Bruising will subside 7-14 days after surgery

  • Vigorous exercise, sun exposure and hot and spicy food should be avoided for around 1 month

  • Your scars may be more noticeable for the first 3-6 months while they heal, they will start to flatten in colour after 6-9 months

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ARM LIFT SURGERY?

Our clinic’s surgeon Dr Cotrufo has worked in some of the best plastic surgery hospitals in the world and is a regular contributor to cosmetic surgery journals including the Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.

Should you have any questions about brachioplasty, your suitability for the surgery or the treatment and aftercare you can expect to receive with us, please call 0207 873 2330 to organise a consultation.

Vaser Liposuction

VASER liposuction is a cutting-edge liposuction technique that enables fat deposits to be precisely targeted. Using ultrasound waves, this revolutionary fat removal treatment can offer incredible body contouring results with less downtime and less pain compared to other traditional liposuction treatments.

The average waistline reduction after a single treatment was about 1 inch (2.5 cm), which is typically equal to one dress or pant size. Full results are usually seen in 8 to 12 weeks, though individual results will vary.

Dr Cotrufo uses this state-of-the-art technology to produce eye-catching results in just one procedure. The procedure is tissue-selective, targeting fat while protecting other tissues from damage.

All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary.

Why choose Vaser Lipo?

If you’ve struggled with weight gain, and exercise and diet just haven’t given you the dramatic transformation you’d like, VASER lipo can help. It is a suitable fat removal treatment for both men and women and is powerful enough to eliminate substantial areas of fat but gentle enough to treat delicate areas such as the neck and arms.


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WHAT CAN VASER LIPOSUCTION ACHIEVE?
  • Produce eye-catching results in a single procedure

  • Easily remove large amounts of stored fat

  • Smooth skin even in delicate areas like the arms and neck

  • Refine and accentuate the appearance of muscles

IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE TO VASER LIPO?

There are other non-surgical treatments such as that also seek to tackle fat and surgical options such as which you may want to consider depending on your individual circumstances. Speaking to Dr Cotrufo about your goals should help you decide on the most appropriate course of treatment(s).

Dr Cotrufo performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures and will advice on the best possible treatment to achieve your desired results.

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE YOUR CONSULTATION?

Meeting with your surgeon before your procedure will help to set clear expectations and put in place the good communication that is fundamental for creating a comfortable and relaxing experience.

DURING YOUR VASER LIPO CONSULTATION, YOU WILL:
  • Be able to discuss your circumstances

  • Be given time to ask advice and pose questions to Dr Cotrufo

  • Undergo a health evaluation

  • Have a full assessment of your skin tone and the fat deposits and/or loose skin in the abdomen area

  • Discuss the options that are open to you, including costs and timescales

  • Ask about risks, benefits and alternatives to Vaser Lipo

  • Learn more about the procedure

In the run up to your procedure and in the days immediately before surgery, you may be asked to make small changes to your lifestyle and to avoid certain medications or activities.

This may include:

  • Taking a blood test or other medical tests

  • Stopping smoking

  • Adjusting or taking certain medications

  • Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Refraining from drinking alcohol

  • Avoiding overexposure in the sun, particularly to the abdomen

  • Committing not to make stringent changes to your diet

If you need a general anaesthetic for your procedure you will be given instructions on how to fast before your surgery.

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE YOUR VASER LIPO PROCEDURE?

As your treatment approaches, you may be asked to make some small lifestyle changes and asked to avoid particular activities and medications

This may include:

  • Stopping smoking to help reduce bruising and make the healing much faster

  • Adjusting or stop taking certain medications

  • Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Avoiding sun overexposure, particularly to the face

  • Committing to not making stringent changes to your diet

THE VASER LIPO PROCEDURE:

Ultrasound energy is used to treat unwanted fat, loosening the cells from other tissues so they can be gently removed through a small tube. Depending on the number of areas being treated, the procedure can take as little as one hour or up to several hours.

The tissue is then removed with a traditional liposuction tube.

  • The Vaser lipo system is moved around the area to be treated, and treats for 30-60 minutes. The targeted area is injected with a special saline solution (tumescent fluid) to numb the area and shrink local blood vessels. It also temporarily expands the volume of the target area, making fat cells easier to remove.

  • Small probes are then inserted into the body through small incisions. These probes resonate at a high ultrasound frequency, shaking fat cells loose while leaving surrounding tissues intact.

  • The loose fat cells mix with the tumescent fluid and then removed from the body using special cannulas which help preserve the tissue matrix.

  • After surgery, patients are prescribed a recovery regimen to promote maximum skin retraction and smooth results. Your physician may recommend massage therapy to enhance results and speed recovery.

AFTER YOUR VASER LIPOSUCTION SURGERY:
You will be able to leave the clinic straight after your procedure.

Over the next 8 to 12 weeks, your body naturally processes and removes the destroyed fat tissue.

  • Within 7 days following your surgery, depending on the area treated, you will have a wound check to assess your sutures which should gradually dissolve. Avoid getting the incision area wet as some warm moist environment harbours bacteria and may lead to a possible wound infection.

  • You should expect some bruising, swelling and pain after your procedure; some swelling may linger for several months.

  • You’ll be up and walking around comfortably after a day or two; please be aware that you may require some assistance in the first 24 to 48 hours following surgery.

  • Your garment must be worn for between four-six weeks, as advised by your doctor, to aid healing, reduce swelling and, most importantly help ensure a good contour to your treated areas

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT VASER LIPOSUCTION?

Dr Cotrufo performs combinations of VASER, Laser, Power-assisted liposuction to face, neck, armschest, back, abdominal wall and lower limbs. If you have any questions about liposuction and whether it is right for you or you would like to discuss the level of care you will receive throughout your surgery if you choose to attend our clinic, please call 0207 8732330 to book a personal consultation.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used on the body and face to remove excess fat that does not respond well to diet and exercise; liposuction helps to contour the body and can boost self-confidence. Dr Cotrufo performs all different types of Liposuction including VASER, Laser, Traditional and Power-assisted procedures. Dr Cotrufo has only 5 stars reviews on both Google and RealSelf, thanks to the amazing results he achieves with his body sculpting. Dr Cotrufo has more than 12 years experience in mastering the liposuction technique and will certainly provide you with the best possible advice for your body contouring surgery.

Why choose liposuction?

Even small areas of stubborn fat that do not respond to traditional weight loss or exercise can change the profile of your body and face. Suction-assisted lipectomy allows you to target these specific areas, enhancing the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, chin, cheek or neck. Ultimately liposuction aims to restore a more masculine or feminine profile. In selected cases, Dr Cotrufo recommends using the VASER liposuction to perform a high-definition or mid-definition body contouring of abdominal wall, arms or buttock areas.


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WHAT CAN LIPOSUCTION ACHIEVE?
  • Women use liposuction to shape the chin, their hips, thighs, knees, stomach and flanks as well as the under arm and breast area.

  • Men who seek liposuction commonly have liposuction to the chin, around the waist and to reduce enlarged breasts – known as gynecomastia.

  • Liposuction surgery represents the base for Fat Transfer and the Brazilian Butt Lift

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO LIPOSUCTION?

There may be liposuction alternatives that are more suited to your problem areas. For example, if you want to change the appearance of your abdominal area, you may find a tummy tuck or a combination of mechanic-assisted liposuction and ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (VASER) would help you achieve your goals more effectively. Arm Lift and thigh lift procedures can often be combined with liposuction if the excess of skin is too large to follow a substantial fat reduction. Certainly, diet should be the first approach when possible, according to body habit, time and lifestyle.

BEFORE YOUR LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE:

Establishing which procedure is likely to be best for your specific needs, feeling confident and comfortable with your surgery journey is a process that requires good communication between you and your surgeon. This starts at your consultation, here you’ll have the opportunity to explain your personal circumstances and pose questions.

DURING YOUR CONSULTATION, YOU WILL:
  • Have the opportunity to explain your reasons for seeking liposuction.

  • Be given time to ask advice and pose questions to Dr Cotrufo

  • Undergo a health evaluation.

  • Have your fatty deposits and skin condition assessed

  • Discuss the body contouring options that are open to you, including costs and timescales.

  • Talk through potential risks as well as benefits.

  • Learn about the procedure and what will happen before, during and after your liposuction.

In the run-up to your fat removal surgery and in the days immediately prior, you may be asked to make lifestyle changes or to avoid particular medications and activities.

This may include:

  • Taking a blood test or other medical tests

  • Stopping smoking

  • Adjusting or taking certain medications

  • Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Refraining from drinking alcohol

  • Avoiding overexposure to the sun

  • Committing not to make serious dietary changes

If you require a general anaesthetic for the procedure you will be instructed how to fast.

THE LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE:
  • The time required for liposuction varies according to the extent of the procedure and number of surgeries being performed but it is usually under 2 hours.

  • The size of the area, amount of fat being removed, type of anaesthesia and liposuction technique being used will dictate how long the procedure will take.

  • Tiny incisions (1.5cm) are made into the skin and tubes used to remove the excess fatty tissue

  • In VASER lipectomy and laser-assisted liposuction the fatty tissue is broken down further before being taken on

  • Incisions are closed with self-dissolving suture or left open with a suctioning drain for 2-7 days.

AFTER LIPOSUCTION:

When you wake up, you may find that you have a drip in your arm to maintain your hydration and it’s possible that a small drainage tube may be inserted under the skin to drain fluid away from the surgery area. Once you are able to drink and the fluid has reduced, these will be removed. You may need to stay in the clinic overnight.

After this:

  • You should ask a friend or relative to drive you home and assist with your liposuction recovery for the first 24-72 hours.

  • You will be required to wear a snug elastic garment or wrapped bandages

  • You should walk around as soon as possible

  • Sutures are usually self-dissolving so there is no need to struggle

  • Most swelling should subside within 3 weeks though some may remain for 6 months.

  • All types of vigorous exercise should be avoided for 1 month after surgery and you should also avoid hot and spicy foods

  • You will need to attend scheduled aftercare appointments with Dr Cotrufo, which are all included in the price of your surgery

  • It is essential to arrange lymphatic-drainage-massages to start immediately after surgery; our clinic can help you find the specialist closer to you.

STILL GOT QUESTIONS ABOUT LIPOSUCTION?

Our expert cosmetic surgeon Dr Cotrufo is an expert in body contouring and has considerable experience in performing only successful liposuction procedures.

As a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery, he has worked in some of the best hospitals in the world and you will find only 5 star reviews about his liposuctions.

Dr Cotrufo performs combinations of VASER, Laser, Power-assisted liposuction to face, neck, armschest, backabdominal wall and lower limbs. If you have any questions about liposuction and whether it is right for you or you would like to discuss the level of care you will receive throughout your surgery if you choose to attend our clinic, please call 0207 8732330 to book a personal consultation.

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