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Brachioplasty Claims Guide (Arm Lift)

Weight fluctuations, age and heredity factors can all play a part in your upper arms beginning to sag. An ‘arm lift’, or brachioplasty as it’s formally known, is a cosmetic surgery that removes surplus sagging skin from the underarm, and tightens the tissue to prevent drooping. 


Brachioplasty Surgery Process Guide (Arm Reduction)

During brachioplasty, the underside of the upper arm is restructured to eliminate excess skin and fat which can cause the arm skin to sag. The reshaping extends from the armpit to the elbow.


Brachioplasty Surgery Claims and When Surgery has Gone Wrong

Arm Lift Surgery

Brachioplasty, also known as arm lift surgery is an operation carried out to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper arm. This removal of loose skin, sometimes referred to disparagingly as ‘bingo wings’, is done to reduce the circumference of the upper arm and thus improve the arm’s contour and appearance. Weight fluctuations, age and hereditary factors can all cause the upper arms to sag but a brachioplasty attempts to improve the patient’s self esteem and confidence through surgical removal of excess skin and fat.

Normally a brachioplasty proceeds with few complications but when arm lift surgery goes wrong, the patient can suffer considerably. If a bad brachioplasty happens to you because of an incompetent cosmetic surgeon or clinic, then a law firm of cosmetic surgery solicitors can claim for compensation on your behalf. This financial recompense can help you to recover both physically and psychologically.

Raise Your Arm for Brachioplasty

Women are paying more attention to their arms in general, influenced perhaps by increased sleeveless fashions and the toned arms of celebrities. Arm lift surgery has become more popular all over the world particularly in the United States but also now in the UK. A brachioplasty is done for a variety of reasons but is becoming increasingly popular among women over 40 attempting to achieve more youthful and toned upper arms.

While some women opt for liposuction accompanied by appropriate diet and exercise to define their arms, others are choosing a brachioplasty instead especially when there is a fair amount of loose skin present with minimal elasticity. Unfortunately with that choice sometimes comes unlooked for problems and Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors have seen a real increase in arm lifts going wrong.

As the first legal practice in England and Wales set up for patients who’ve suffered cosmetic surgery negligence, Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors’ clients have received awards of over £2.5 million in compensation for cosmetic surgery gone wrong. Michael Saul, Partner and Head of our Cosmetic Negligence department, leads a dedicated team who are experts in pursuing arm lift negligence claims. Speak to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors on 0800 634 0285 if you feel your brachioplasty has gone wrong or request a call back from one of our experienced team of solicitors.

Arm Lift Procedure

Arm lift surgery is an invasive procedure usually performed under general anaesthetic and normally taking between one and two hours to perform. The length of the operation depends on the incision length and pattern which is determined by the amount of excess skin to be removed as well as its location.

During brachioplasty, the underside of the upper arm is restructured to eliminate excess skin and fat which can cause the arm skin to sag. The surgeon removes the excess skin and fat by a long incision extending from the elbow to the armpit. This procedure may be combined with liposuction if there is a significant amount of surplus fat. The remaining skin is pulled taut over the arm and the arm skin edges are then stitched together using internal stitches.

If the arm lift surgery has gone well, the results can be transforming for the patient but when a brachioplasty has gone wrong, however, the consequences may be devastating. Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are experienced in handling brachioplasty negligence claims and know exactly what symptoms to look for when arm lifts go wrong. For more information on how to start your claim, read below.

Make a Brachioplasty Claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors

Contact Michael Saul at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today so you can discuss any concerns you have about arm lift surgery negligence. Follow these four steps to start a claim:

  1. Speak to our dedicated brachioplasty claims team on 0800 634 0285
  2. Request a call back at a time that suits you
  3. Explain to us how your arm lift surgery went wrong and let our experienced legal team identify your options
  4. Our expert cosmetic medical negligence solicitors will take it from there

When Arm Lift Surgery Goes Wrong

It is normal for patients to feel some pain and discomfort for several weeks following a brachioplasty procedure. In addition arm lift surgery often leaves a large scar running up the back of the upper arm. However if your brachioplasty has gone wrong, there are some strong indicators of arm lift surgery negligence and these indicators can include:

  • Damage to the muscles and nerves in the arm causing numbness in the arm
  • Asymmetry
  • Fat necrosis – the fatty deposits underneath the reconstructed skin may die.

If you’ve experienced any of the problems described above following brachioplasty going wrong you can contact our specialist arm lift surgery solicitors on 0800 634 0285 and utilise their expertise in the field of brachioplasty negligence to make an arm lift surgery claim.

Talk to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors Today

We are the top cosmetic surgery law firm in the UK with years of experience delivering the best results for patients who’ve suffered arm lift surgery negligence.

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can answer any questions you have about brachioplasty negligence claims and will provide you with the support you need, throughout what can be a daunting process.

If you’ve been a victim of an arm lift surgery gone wrong, we can help you secure considerably financial compensation for the pain you’ve endured because of negligent brachioplasty.

Speak to Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today on 0800 634 0285 or request a call back from Michael Saul or one of his expert arm lift negligence claims team.

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