To address sagging skin and stubborn fat in the upper arms, look no further than an arm lift at Newport Plastic Surgery. We offer this and other body sculpting procedures with Dr. Go—one of the most highly skilled plastic surgeons in Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and the nearby communities—to help patients achieve a more contoured appearance.
What is a Brachioplasty?
A brachioplasty, commonly referred to as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure that is used to eliminate excess skin and fat in the upper arms. It is common for loose skin to develop in this area, especially as we get older or if weight loss has occurred. Many patients combine an arm lift with liposuction to maximize their results. The arm lift procedure can reshape the upper arms to produce a firmer, more toned, and more youthful appearance.
How Much Does a Brachioplasty Cost?
The cost of a brachioplasty can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver a patient’s desired results. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Go of Newport Plastic Surgery, he will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific cosmetic goals. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of treatment. We also offer financing through CareCredit® to make this and other treatments more affordable.
Am I a Candidate for an Arm Lift?
You might be a candidate for an arm lift if:
- You are in good overall health
- You have extra skin along the underside of your upper arms
- You do not smoke, or are willing to quit smoking for at least one month before and after the procedure
What is the Brachioplasty Procedure Like?
The arm lift procedure is performed under local sedation or general anesthesia to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient. During the surgery, liposuction with micro body sculpting and contouring techniques is first used to remove excess fat deposits. Next, an incision is made between the armpit and the elbow, along the inner side of the arm to minimize any visible scarring. The skin excision is either limited to the armpit area (axilla) or may need to be extended down the arm to the elbow depending on how much loose skin needs to be removed. Through these incisions, excess skin and fat is removed to produce the desired results. Then, the incisions are closed beneath the skin’s surface with dissolving sutures.
How is Recovery After a Brachioplasty?
Patients usually require one to two weeks off of work after their arm lift. During this time, you may require pain medications to manage discomfort, and will also experience some swelling and bruising in the arms. It can take a few weeks to regain normal range of motion of your arms as the incisions heal. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for at least one month after surgery.
If you are considering an arm lift at Newport Plastic Surgery, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Our practice is led by Dr. Go, a triple board-certified plastic surgery physician in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach, and the neighboring communities.