Improving the shape and contour of the hands
Relaxation of the upper part of the skin may cause a feeling of aesthetic discomfort. Usually this happens with age, but it is possible to get it in younger people as a result of drastic diets.
The more common cause of shedding of the upper arm is due to the fact that with age, muscle tissue decreases at the expense of fat. The synthesis of collagen and elastane, as well as the proteins, which are related to the healthy and tight appearance of the skin, also decrease.
This combination of factors results in the relaxation and appearance of excess skin most visible to the upper part of the hands. Often, the appearance of a well-groomed person in combination with a drooping and striated skin on the hands creates a sense of aesthetic dissonance among women who care for their overall youthful radiance.
When this is the case, wearing clothes with a long sleeve brings some limitations and changes in style that may not match the climatic conditions and the desire for a person to feel free.
In these cases, the decision is brachyoplasty. In the case of brachyoplasty, excess skin, and sometimes fat, is removed, thus improving the shape and contour of the hands.
Brachyoplasty is performed by incision on the inside of the arm from the elbow to the armpit, in order to successfully remove excess skin. Despite the relatively large incision, the mark becomes discreet enough six months after surgery. And then it is not noticed, except when the arms are stretched aimfully upwards. In any case, it does not create such discomfort as the shedding of the skin.
Brachyoplasty is often recommended not only for aesthetic but also dermatological reasons. Loose skin and accumulated adipose tissue creates conditions for skin irritation and inflammation, especially in the upper arm and armpit where perspiration and friction with the body is constant.
Brachyoplasty is also not a plastic surgery for overweight adjustment, but rather for correction of the effects on the body of obesity in cases where it is the cause of hanging on the skin of the hands.
The resting period after brachyoplasty runs slightly, as the main concern is attention to the healing process of the scar from the incision. For the first few weeks, broad stretching is not advisable, but in general, the hands move freely and the patient can perform each of the routine daily actions.
During the brachyoplasty consultation on the hands, together with the plastic surgeon you will coordinate the wishes and the possible real results of the operation.