How do I know if the doctor performed liposuction for my Brachioplasty?
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Liposuction and arm lift - don't think surgeon did it right
Thank you for asking about your brachioplasty as liposuction.
- I am so sorry you are unsure about what your surgeon did.
- The best way to find out is to ask for a copy of your operative report and ask your surgeon to explain what sh/e did.
- Without before and after photos, one can't have any idea as to what the issues are.
- You may still be swollen from surgery.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Concerns after arm lifting surgery…
I am sorry to hear about your concerns after arm lifting surgery. The best way to obtain an accurate answer regarding liposuction surgery would be to simply ask your plastic surgeon. If liposuctioning was done it will be reported in the operative report as well. There will not necessarily be a "mark"; liposuction surgery can be done through the arm lifting approach.
Based on your description it sounds like you may benefit from additional skin and tissue excision on both ends of the incision line. I have found, for example, that most patients would prefer to have a longer scar (down to the elbow) than the "lump" of tissue around the elbow area.
Discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon; working together you should be able to come up with a plan to improve your outcome. Much will depend on exactly how far out of surgery you are currently. Best wishes.