Arm Lift or Brachioplasty surgery removes the excess fat and skin from the underside of the upper arm. The procedure tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm whilst reducing localised pockets of fat. As you age so the upper arm area starts to droop and lose elasticity and even though exercise can strengthen muscles it will not improve the skins elasticity.
Dr. Vladimir Milovic
I remember this moment clearly. It was during my surgical training and I was scrubbed in theatre with a vascular surgeon. My future mentor was in the next theatre and was about to perform a re-attachment of an amputated hand. It was late at night and he needed an extra surgical assistant. Being nearby, he asked me to join him in theatre. I was surprised at first, because I didn?t know much about plastic surgery yet, let alone microsurgery! I also thought that Plastic Surgeons mostly performed cosmetic surgery, such as facelifts, breast augmentations and other cosmetic procedures, quite the opposite of what some people think plastic surgeons do in Australia (i.e. there is a misleading presumption in Australia that plastic surgeons only perform reconstructive surgery). The surgery was a 14 hour microsurgical procedure, and to say that I was impressed would be an understatement! My whole career felt like it had just opened up. It was a long night, yet I loved and absorbed every second of it! The high level of skill, ability, knowledge and creativity that was demonstrated in this case by my future mentor fascinated me. I remember thinking?plastic surgery is what I want to do, and this is where I will specialise. Two months later, I started my training in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. It is now 20 years on, and whether I am doing a microsurgical case or facelift, I still love doing what I do. It is where art meets medicine and medicine meets artistic form. Nothing pleases me more than when I see a patient who has recovered from their surgery and is happy with the work that I have performed for them. To witness an improvement in a patient?s confidence and self esteem following surgery is a great feeling.