Arm Lift - Brachioplasty Beverly Hills
Weight loss, aging, and gravity can cause relaxation and sagging of the skin of the upper arms. Exercise may strengthen and improve muscle tone, but it cannot address the problem of skin that has lost its elasticity, nor can it resolve the issue of unwanted fat deposits that give the upper arms their flabby appearance. This extra upper arm tissue can cause patients to feel self-conscious and may prevent them from wearing fitted clothes or dresses.
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, reduces the circumference of the upper arm by removing the excess tissue, resulting in a firmer, more youthful contour. Surgical correction depends on the amount of extra skin and how loose the supporting tissues have become. This procedure is sometimes performed in conjunction with liposuction, which removes fat, contours the arm, and enhances the result. There are several different incisions that can be used to perform a brachioplasty. During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will discuss the various incisions with you and then customize a treatment plan to meet your specific aesthetic needs.
For patients with minimal skin excess, liposuction can be very effective in removing the extra fat and allowing the remaining skin to tighten over time. Patients with more moderate skin laxity may require a minimal excision technique, whereby the incision can be hidden in the armpit. More severe skin excess is treated with a traditional full upper arm incision that extends from the underarm to the elbow.
Arm lift surgery is usually performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. Dr. Hadeed will start the procedure by making the proper incision that is appropriate for your individual needs. He will then remove any excess skin and fat, and then tighten the remaining skin to create a well-contoured appearance to your upper arms. You may expect some bruising and swelling which may last from one to two weeks. You may be asked to wear a compression garment to help with the swelling and also help maintain the contours of your new arms. Most people are able to return to work within three weeks. The final results are typically apparent within several months, after the swelling has completely subsided.