If the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat, an arm lift, or medically referred to as brachioplasty, at Advanced Plastic Surgery & Nouveau Cosmetic Center in Newark, Delaware may be right for you.
Fluctuations in weight, growing older and even heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity. Our surgeons can address these issues and provide a more youthful, natural appearance by improving the body’s contours with a brachioplasty.
- Reduces excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow
- Reshapes your arms for smoother skin and contours
- General anesthesia
- Outpatient or overnight at hospital
- 1-2 weeks off work
- Moderately painful first 72 hrs
- Return to exercise at 4 weeks
During the arm lift procedure, an incision is made in the underside of the arm from the armpit area to the elbow. The plastic surgeon removes the excess skin and fat, and then closes the incision to create a smooth, taut appearance. A small, thin drainage tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect. Often performed in conjunction with liposuction, an arm lift can reshape the upper part of the arm to provide a more comprehensive contour.
Under general anesthesia, an arm lift is an outpatient procedure, completed in two to four hours, however, in some instances, your surgeon may recommend that you stay overnight.
The smoother, tighter contours that result from brachioplasty are apparent almost immediately following your procedure, although initial results will be somewhat obscured by swelling and bruising. In addition, your surgeon may recommend a special garment to be worn to assist with the healing process. Patients should expect some pain and discomfort following arm lift surgery, but this can be managed with medications. Patients are typically able to return to their normal routines several days to a week following the procedure.
Your new, shapely and toned upper arm is dramatically improved in both appearance and feel. The results of arm lift surgery will be long-lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of your improvement should be relatively permanent.
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At Advanced Plastic Surgery & Nouveau Cosmetic Center in Newark, Delaware, conveniently located to Wilmington, Elkton Maryland, Chester County Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey, our well trained staff and highly qualified surgeons are available to assist you with your cosmetic needs and discuss any concerns regarding arm lift surgery. Our surgeons use the latest in surgical technology to provide patients with the finest medical care and to deliver natural-looking results.
Please contact us today to learn more about arm lift surgery or to schedule a personalized consultation. Our plastic surgeons will discuss the best options for your needs and discuss all aspects of the procedure at your initial consultation.