An arm lift (also known as a Brachioplasty) is a plastic surgery procedure to remove both excess fatty tissue and excess skin from the upper arm.
At The Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, arm lifts are often combined with liposuction techniques to improve the outcome. The goal of an arm lift is to provide patients with a youthful, smooth and even contour of the upper arm.
Depending on the severity and degree of excess skin the techniques employed during an arm lift can very substantially, but they are all meant to achieve the same results.
Patients who have loose skin are generally dealt with by cutting away excess skin and fatty tissue from the inner part of the arm. This can be done with only a single scar running along the inner portion of the arm from the elbow to the armpit, and the incision is easily concealable. If the condition is less extensive it may require even fewer incisions and can usually be accomplished through a single or double scar in the armpit alone.
If you are physically healthy but dislike the appearance of your arms, you may be a candidate for arm lift surgery. Many of our patients have recently experienced rapid and/or dramatic weight-loss. When this happens, the skin often does not have the elasticity to shrink back with the rest of the body, causing sagging, flappy skin along the arms. As part of your consultation for an arm lift in Beverly Hills at the Plastic Surgery Institute, our doctors will evaluate your current condition and help you decide the treatment that is right for you.
Patients seeking the best arm lift Beverly Hills can provide are expected to be as physically and mentally healthy as possible. Patients who smoke will be required to quit well in advance of the surgery and must agree to refrain from smoking for several months both before and after.
Smoking can severely inhibit the body’s ability to heal by limiting the oxygen supply to the blood and tissue. Over-the-counter medications, including common painkillers like Aspirin and Aleve, are blood thinners and must be avoided to prevent excessive blood loss before, during, and after surgery.
Arm lift surgery is an outpatient procedure, so in most cases, you are free to leave the same day as your surgery. You will need to make sure that you have someone to drive you home following your procedure, as you will not be able to do so.
You can expect to experience swelling and discomfort immediately after your surgery. Most patients take two to three weeks to fully recover. You may not be able to drive for at least a week after your surgery.
The doctors at The Plastic Surgery Institute will provide prescriptions for all necessary medications (including painkillers and antibiotics) to ensure that your recovery will be as safe and effective as possible. This is done to make sure that the medicines you take during your recovery do not normally create complications.
Your doctor will also provide thorough instructions on preparing for recovery, finding someone to assist, planning adequate recovery time, and creating a suitable environment so you can heal effectively and comfortably.
The most noticeable results following your recovery will be firmer, more toned skin along the arms. The sagginess or “flappy” look will be gone.
Arm lift surgery is generally considered permanent. However, it does not stop the aging process or prevent you from gaining or losing more weight. Sudden fluctuations in weight or changes in health or diet could cause the skin to stretch. The skin tends to lose elasticity as we age, and that will continue even after an arm lift.
You will be given specific instructions by your doctor on how to maximize the results of your surgery long term, and how to protect your skin and maintain firmness over time.
The Doctors at the Plastic Surgery Institute love what they do. If you want the highest quality of care from industry leaders who are as approachable as they are professional, you will find a perfect partner for your procedure at the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Ritu Chopra M.S, M.D. is a warm and caring surgeon whose skill in the operating room is unsurpassed. Dr. Chopra specializes in highly technical procedures like deep plane facelifts and breast restoration following cancer or trauma.
Dr. Andrew Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a global leader in plastic surgery and Emmy-nominated co-host of The Doctors. His experience and passion for innovation can be seen in each procedure performed at The Plastic Surgery Institute.
Dr. Nathaniel Villanueva, M.D. takes a holistic approach to plastic surgery. Dr. Villanueva helps find solutions that extend long after the initial procedure thanks to his innovative ability to integrate healing wellness practices into his treatment plans.
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When you first walk into The Plastic Surgery Institute for your consultation for an arm lift in Beverly Hills, the first thing you notice will be our commitment to quality in all things. From our resort-style surgery center to our trained and friendly staff, we are dedicated to making sure that your experience has spectacular results every step of the way.
Our doctors are board-certified leaders and innovators in the field of plastic surgery. They love using their gifts to give you the results you want. During your consultation, you’ll have a chance to really get to know them, and for them to get to know you. You can ask whatever questions you have about the procedure in a relaxed, pressure-free environment. Our goal is your fantastic results. Schedule a consultation today at The Plastic Surgery Institute to learn how toned, well-defined arms can be yours with a Beverly Hills arm lift.
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