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If you have localized fats and flaccidness in the arms that is popularly known as the “bat wing,” the so-called brachioplasty or gill facelift may be the solution.

With a two-hour duration, the surgery is done under local anesthesia and sedation. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in the inside of the arm and thus removes excess skin and fat from the site.

It is common that brachioplasty can also be supplemented with other procedures, and in these cases the patient also undergoes general anesthesia.

It is important to remember that the surgery is in a very exposed region and therefore it is common for the scars to appear until the complete recovery period, which can vary between one and two years.

What's the best technique?

Many people wonder if brachioplasty is the best solution, and in fact, this is a very pertinent question. At the time of the evaluation, the surgeon can evaluate with the patient the best option. In some cases, the increase in fat can be solved with a liposuction.

In others, a balanced diet and healthy habits can solve the problem. But if nothing works, brachioplasty is an option that brings very positive results. It is important to understand the process and clear the questions with a trusted specialist.


After surgery, patients should rest for a period of three to five days. In addition, it is necessary to keep the arms close to the body within a period of up to three weeks. It is good to avoid physical exertion in the region during the first month for tissue healing to occur without the widening of the scars.

The patient should also use compression straps for one or two months so that the swelling of the operated region is reduced. And finally, if there are possibilities, lymphatic drainage is a good idea to optimize the absorption of edema in this recovery phase.


Excellent hospitals for plastic surgery

Choosing an excellent hospital with all the necessary infrastructure guarantees quality surgery and an excellent patient experience. Nowadays for the plastic surgery process, a quality hospital is as important as a skilled and experienced staff.

Israeli Hospital Albert Einstein

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein is considered one of the best hospitals in Latin America and regarding plastic surgery, it has a good structure offering all the security that the patient and the plastic surgeon need.

Moriah Hospital

The Moriah Hospital that started work in 2016 came to compete with the best hospitals in the city. The hospital has excellent infrastructure, including ICU, Diagnostic Center and more attractive prices.