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Frequently asked questions

If you have excess loose skin and fat in your under arm area (bingo wings), you might be a good candidate for this procedure. This happens as part of the natural aging process, or after significant weight loss.

Brachioplasty aims to remove this excess tissue for a smoother, tighter and more youthful upper arm contour. This procedure is frequently complemented with an element of liposuction.

The results can stand the test of time, but before considering any cosmetic abdominal procedure, it is imperative that you are at your desired and stable weight, as considerable post-operative weight fluctuations can affect the final aesthetic result. As part of the aging process the quality of tissues can also deteriorate over time, slightly altering the result of surgery.

Although pregnancy following an abdominoplasty is not contraindicated, it is best to have completed your family before considering this procedure

This is a big procedure and risks include discomfort, possible areas of numbness below the new belly button, poor scarring, infection, risk of bleeding, seroma (collection of fluid, 2-5%), DVT (clot in the legs), PE (clot in the lung), swollen abdomen, degrees of asymmetry, back pain, dog-ear (bumps at the edges of the scar), belly button necrosis, recurrence of the muscle gap due to over activity in the healing phase, wound breakdown and delayed wound healing.

Very often you can also feel abdominal tightness, acid reflux and bloating after the surgery and there can be a change in your bowel habit. This varies between patients and generally improves with time.

I will generally not perform this surgery on active smokers. This is because the risks are far greater, including infections, poor wound healing, seroma formation and poor scarring. If you smoke, it is best advised that you stop at least for one month before and after the procedure.

The final result in terms of resolution of swelling will be at approximately 4 to 6 months. This varies between patients and the final result and quality of the scar is evident at one year.

Wound breakdown and delayed wound healing can occur especially at the place of maximum tension, which is normally the middle of the scar. This is rare and as mentioned, more common in smokers and patients with other medical conditions, such as diabetes.

As with any surgery, there is always the risk of stretching of the scars and the development of poor-quality thick scars, such as hypertrophic or keloid scars.

Lastly like in all surgery, there are no guarantees for a perfect outcome.

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FITZWILLIAM CLINIC   
FENSTANTON CLINIC Treatment Centre
ONE HATFIELD CLINIC    
Phone:+447812123405
Email: contact@anthonybarabas.com

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    Mr. Barabás was awarded Fellowship to the Royal College of Plastic Surgeons in 2011. In 2014 he was entered onto the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.

    FITZWILLIAM CLINIC          12:30 Friday + Some Saturday
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    Mr. Barabás was awarded Fellowship to the Royal College of Plastic Surgeons in 2011. In 2014 he was entered onto the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.

             FITZWILLIAM CLINIC         
    (12:30 Friday + Some Saturday)
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    (Saturday’s + By  appointment)
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