Arm lift surgery (Brachioplasty) helps to remove excess fat and skin from the arm area to create a more youthful, tighter appearance. The upper arms typically sag and soften with age and major weight loss, and many men and women notice loose or sagging skin in this area well before reaching middle age. The arm lift can help remove excess skin, tighten and tone up the arm, and to create a more contoured appearance. It is most beneficial for those who do not see any changes in the shape and tone of their arms from diet and exercise alone.
Dr. Zarrabi has been performing the arm lift procedure with great success for many years and uses several different techniques to remove excess and fat and create a more attractive look. The surgery is performed by placing and incision either on the inside of the arm or on the back of the arm. Although the scar can extend from the armpit to the elbow, the scar will gradually fade with time. Overall, the results of the arm lift often outweigh the drawbacks, and the simple procedure can be a part of other body reshaping and sculpting procedures.
How the Arm Lift is Performed
The arm lift is performed using a combination of skin repositioning, skin removal, liposuction and skin tightening techniques. The procedure involves making a long incision along the inner arm area to remove the excess skin and fat.
In some cases, Dr. Zarrabi will only make a small incision near the armpit; if this is the case, the patient can hide the scars from surgery much more easily.
After the incision is created, Dr. Zarrabi can slowly remove the excess tissue and perform liposuction to remove the fat cells completely. The skin is then sutured in place and left to heal with bandages and wraps.
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More Information About the Arm Lift
The arm lift is most appropriate for men and women who have made significant changes to their diet and exercise routine but still cannot get rid of excess fat around the arms or strengthen their muscles enough to create a contoured and sculpted appearance.
Although the arm lift results in significant scarring, most patients who undergo the procedure enjoy the benefits of tighter and toned upper arms and a more balanced silhouette.
Dr. Zarrabi can explain all of the benefits and drawbacks of the arm lift procedure during your initial consultation, and will take the time to learn about your goals and expectations of the procedure.
Contact Dr. Zarrabi at his exclusive Santa Monica plastic surgery center to arrange a personal consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for this upper body contouring procedure.