An Arm Lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure for reshaping the upper arm by removing excess fat and tightening the skin from the under-arm region to the elbow. Brachioplasty can help you achieve slimmer, toned and more contoured arms. Very popular among post-bariatric patients, Arm Lift surgery can offer dramatic results to those with sagging skin or flabby arms caused by excessive weight loss or aging.
During your consultation Dr. Long will determine the size and location of the incision by evaluating the amount and location of the skin to be removed along with the amount of fat to be removed. Dr. Long will also review your health history, examine your skin condition and note your body frame.
Arm Lift FAQS:
Who is a candidate for Arm Lift surgery?
You are a candidate for Arm Lift or brachioplasty if you have:
Drooping skin in the upper arms due to age, weight fluctuations or heredity; upper arm fat deposits, lack of skin elasticity or weakened tissues that are resistant to diet and exercise.
How is Arm Lift surgery performed?
Dr. Long performs the procedure to reshape the underside of your upper arms with general and local anesthesia. Dr. Long may start the procedure by performing liposuction to slim and contour the arm followed by an incision running from your underarm to your elbow, he then removes excess skin. He also tightens the tissues that give definition to your arm and the hidden scarring improves and fades over time.
Why choose Dr. Long for Arm Lift?
Dr. Long is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, neck, breast and body. His residency and fellowship training followed by teaching at prestigious institutions have given him a unique set of skills to perform cosmetic surgery. Dr. Long helps his patients look their best and is dedicated to helping them achieve their personal, social, and professional goals by providing natural looking results.
Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your Arm Lift?
Practitioners who are not residency trained and Board Certified to perform Arm Lift surgery have been found to have a higher rate of surgical complications. Among the most common patient complaints are minimal to no improvement, asymmetries, wound healing problems or worse. Always look for a surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Look for the ASPS logo, The Symbol of Excellence.