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Anca Breahna Plastic Surgeon

Arm Lift Chester

Arm lift surgery is available in Chester through renowned cosmetic surgeon Anca Breahna – a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust.

Also known as a brachioplasty or arm reduction surgery, arm lift surgery is a procedure that addresses concerns relating to the upper arm, improving the shape and tone of this region.

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The impact can extend beyond the purely aesthetic into self-confidence and self-esteem too – any concern about our appearance can impact our overall wellbeing and so impinge on work, relationships and friendships.

For those with concerns about the appearance of their upper arms, arm lift surgery can have a profound impact.

Why Consider Arm Lift Surgery?

The loss of elasticity and shape and definition in the upper arm is not a direct medical concern and so there is no need to have surgery for health reasons.

Instead, people opt to have surgery to address the appearance, to then feel better about their appearance and perhaps improve their confidence and self-esteem.

As we age, it is common to lose elasticity in the upper arm, while significant weight loss can also be a cause. This leads to sagging skin, the appearance of what can be known colloquially as ‘bingo wings’.

Skin can hang loose from the underarm region, but surgery can reshape this.

The surgery can be for anyone who wants their arm definition to return to how it was formerly.

The Nature of Arm Lift Surgery

Brachioplasty is undertaken under general anaesthetic and can be performed at Ms Breahna’s Chester clinic.

The surgery sees incisions made on the underside of the upper arm and the tissue inside is then reshaped and tightened.

 Excess skin and fat will be removed and the remaining skin then pulled together and stitched.

This procedure will always lead to scarring, these can be placed in the armpit and for just a short distance of the upper arm or along the inside of the arm from the elbow to the armpit.

These scars will be visible, though their impact likely to be far less than the loose skin they replaced.

The precise nature of surgery will vary by patient and the specific nature of their upper arm and amount of skin and fat to be removed. Full details would be discussed at consultation – the consultation a key part of any cosmetic procedure.

The consultation is the opportunity for you to talk and the surgeon to listen and ask any pertinent questions. A prospective-patient’s full medical history will also be taken into consideration.

Arm lift surgery does not produce major discomfort and any mild pain post surgery can be managed with standard painkillers in the vast majority of cases. Aspirin and ibuprofen should be avoided as they can promote bleeding – full details of how to care for yourself post surgery would be provided.

The Results From Arm Lift Surgery

Arm lift surgery produces superb results as it is a very specific procedure, addressing just a singular problem – the loose skin that may have developed on a patient’s arms.

Examples of past patients would be provided at consultation and Ms Breahna, in common with other leading surgeons, would outline the results achievable in any specific case.

Post-surgery and recovery, the upper arm area will be more defined, the loose and baggy skin gone. This may also boost confidence because we all feel that bit better when we have fewer concerns about our appearance.

Full results, with arms that are smoother, better contoured and more defined would be visible after from between three and six months post-surgery.

Suitability for Surgery

Broadly speaking, most prospective patients who seek this procedure would be suitable assuming they do have excess, baggy skin.

However, full medical history would always be factored in and there would be instances whereby this surgery was not recommended.

An example would be for anyone whose medical history suggests connective tissue disorder or poor quality tissue.

This would be discussed at consultation.

Recovery from Arm Lift Surgery

Patients can often go home the same day as surgery, though an overnight stay will be required in some instances.

Gentle recovery should then follow for around two weeks and some time off work is typically advised.

After two weeks, gentle massaging of the area can begin and the upper arm area will be treated with manual lymphatic drainage on a regular basis.

For six weeks, a tight pressure garment will be worn day and night and there will be regular follow-up appointments.

With Ms. Breahna these are at 1, 2 and 6 weeks and then 3 months, six months and a year.

Ms Breahna is also available to answer any queries or concerns in-between these scheduled appointments.

The Cost for Upper Arm Surgery in Chester

Prices varies which is inclusive of all fees, the surgeon, anaesthetic and use of the wonderful Chester Grosvenor Hospital.

However, this is only a guide as the cost would of course be based on the precise nature of surgery.

A full, obligation free quote would be provided at consultation.

Next Steps

If you are considering an arm lift procedure and would like a consultation near to your Chester home, please contact us today.

Miss Breahna would welcome the opportunity to hold a detailed consultation with you.

Please contact by calling 07538 012918 or using the Contact Form.

A Leading Cosmetic Surgeon in Chester

There are many fine cosmetic surgeons in and around the north west, why consider Anca Breahna?

Her full biography is on site, please do take the time to read it – and also follow similar steps for any surgeon you may consider.

One of the few female plastic surgeons in the region, she brings a unique female perspective to any consultation and procedure.

She holds the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Plast), the Fellowship European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (FEBOPRAS), the Post Graduate Diploma for Hand Surgery at the BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand) and a Master of Science Degree at the University of Manchester and she is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.

Miss Breahna is currently a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, a post she has held since 2018, and also holds practicing privileges at Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester and Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Wirral.

She has presented in a training capacity both nationally and internationally for approaching two decades.

Miss Breahna is a member of the General Medical Council and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

About Chester

Chester is a beautiful walled city located within the county of Cheshire and on the River Dee.

The city was founded as Castrum, the Roman fort located there called Deva Vitrix – this was one of the main army camps in the UK. Deva then became a major settlement in its own right.

Chester has a long and rich history, it was given city status as far back as 1541 and its importance is shown by the castle and walls, these remaining among the most complete city walls in the UK. The castle received numerous extra fortifications through the centuries, the initial castle built under the instructions of William the Conqueror.

Chester remained important through later centuries, for instance the nearby Newtown, with the Shropshire Union Canal were key to distribution.

The city is now a popular one for tourists, this a key industry, so too are public administration and retail.

A large number of well-known celebrities and famous people were born in Chester, or lived in the city, these include Russ Abbot, Beth Tweddle, Ben Foden and many people’s favourite James Bond – Daniel Craig.

About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



Your Next Steps

Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire on 0800 080 6026 or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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