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Is No Scar Arm Lift Surgery Possible

Is a no-scar arm lift surgery possible? Well, no, all surgery leads to some type of scarring. The incision lines of bilateral arm reduction surgery (also known as Brachioplasty or Arm Lift surgery) are often long. Scars after arm lift surgery tend to run along the inner arm. This normally starts at the armpit and goes down to near the elbow. Of course, there are some differences from patient to patient.

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So, what can be done to reduce the visible scars after an arm lift? Read on to find out more.

Arm Scars After Surgery

It takes 12-24 months for scars to mature and start to become less noticeable.

Initially, the scars on the incision line were red and very noticeable for most patients. However, the scars are often not overly visible when a person has their arms by their side. Scars will mature significantly in about 12 months. At this time, they become far less visible. Patient results may vary, however, and some skin types are prone to more visible scars than other skin types.

Our surgeon can discuss your skin’s resiliency and healing capacities during a personal consultation. Phone 88491444 during Clinic Hours to schedule a consultation, or send in the form below. Coco Ruby Clinic team also provides patients with a post-surgery Rapid Recovery pack, which includes proven healing aids for your body and your skin.

Again, your health, lifestyle, skin condition, and adherence to post-surgery advice will impact your brachioplasty surgery scars.

Below is how our Specialist Plastic Surgeons help patients minimise the visibility of their scars.

Before and After Arm Lift Surgery

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Coco Ruby Surgery scar treatment protocols for Brachioplasty patients.

Many arm lift procedures involve pre-surgery liposuction, although this can vary. Liposuction incisions are often very small in nature and are treated as required. The incision line of an arm lift is the area where the excess skin or skin folds, along with excess fat, are surgically excised or reduced.

Our scar management for arm reduction surgery includes:

  • Precision suturing without a separate dermal layer of sutures.
  • Post-operative incision line (wound) taping (Dermabond Prineo) for four (4) weeks after surgery.
  • Compression garments for six (6) weeks after surgery.
  • Vitamin E Creme massage for six (6) weeks after the tape is removed.
  • To optimise healing or if the scar becomes hypertrophic, additional therapies might be recommended, such as;
    • Healite II low-level light therapy and/or Fraxel
    • Silicone Gel/Compression
    • DermaPen (Micro-needling)

Specialist Plastic Surgeons and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon

With a wealth of experience and training, our Specialist Plastic and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeons are dedicated to best-practice patient care and education, customising Surgery for each and every patient to best meet their needs and desired surgical outcomes.

Dr Craig Rubinstein
Dr Broughton Snell
Dr Stephen Kleid
Dr Gary Kode

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Dr Craig Rubinstein

Dr Craig Rubinstein is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon based in Hawthorn East, Melbourne. With over 20 years of surgical experience especially in all areas of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, but particularly in breast surgery. These include Breast Augmentation and Breast Reduction as well as Breast Surgery Revision.

Furthermore, he believes that surgical customisation, precision planning and technical expertise help him to provide optimal surgical outcomes for his patients.

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Dr Broughton Snell

Dr Broughton Snell is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His training in Plastic Surgery took place in Australia and the United States of America (USA).

Dr Snell is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon having completed his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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Dr Stephen Kleid

Dr Stephen Kleid is an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon (Otolaryngologist) based in Melbourne with a passion for Septo-rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, as well as, a strong interest in Rhinoplasty Revision.

Dr Kleid trained at Melbourne University, then completed surgical training at various hospitals including Royal Melbourne, Royal Children’s, The Eye and Ear and St Vincents. He worked as a surgeon at the University of Florida Medical school for further experience.

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Dr Gary Kode

Dr Gary Kode is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, with experience in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as non-surgical treatments.

Dr Kode is a member of several organisations, including the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), The International Confederation for Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and he holds a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

What to do next?

Our Patient Liaison Team can assist with any questions you may have when considering a procedure. You can send in an enquiry form below or call our Melbourne Clinic between 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Disclaimer: Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly. Results may also be impacted by a variety of factors including your lifestyle, weight, nutritional intake and overall health. Consult your Specialist Plastic Surgeon for details. This information is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your Surgeon.

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