Reshaping Your Arms to Your Taste
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgery that reshapes the underside of the upper arm, from the elbow to the underarm region. Those who choose to get the procedure are usually unhappy with how the skin under their arms looks. People who fluctuate in weight, who are aging, or who experience poor skin elasticity as a result of a genetic predisposition might have a sagging or drooping appearance to the skin in that area. Not all people can remove this condition through exercise or diet. If this sounds like your situation, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
Contact us at (520) 224-3777 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.
Is Brachioplasty Right for You?
Many people might be considering a brachioplasty to tighten the appearance of their arms and get a more youthful, toned look. In general, however, those who might be candidates include the following people:
- Healthy individuals with no medical conditions that can impair healing or increase surgery risk
- Those with realistic expectations and a positive outlook
- People whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
- Individuals with significant upper arm skin looseness
How It Works
Because a brachioplasty is a surgical procedure, your surgeon will administer an anesthetic, so you don’t experience any discomfort during the process. After the anesthesia takes effect, your doctor will make an incision based on the amount and location of excess skin that must be removed. Generally, cuts are made on the inside of the arm or the back of the arm and may extend from the underarm to just above the elbow. Depending on your case, the incisions could be more limited. Because brachioplasty doesn’t include removing excess fat from the arm, your surgeon may recommend a liposuction procedure for to excise the fat and give your arms a more toned, even appearance.
After the procedure, the underlying supportive tissue will be tightened and reshaped with internal sutures. The skin will then be smoothed over the new contour of your arm. Your surgeon will also close your incision with stitches or absorbable sutures.
Brachioplasty results can be seen immediately following the procedure*. There may be swelling and bruising after the surgery, but this should heal within a few weeks of the process. You will likely also have a scar where the incision was originally made. The results will also be long-lasting* for those who can maintain a stable weight and who are generally fit. Though people will age, most of your improvement following the surgery should be relatively permanent. Make sure any instructions given to you by your surgeon for your post-operation care are followed to the letter to ensure your body heals well and correctly.
If You’re Interested, Give Us a Call
Our experienced Tucson plastic surgeon can discuss the specifics of your case and the procedure with you. He can go over any questions you have regarding the benefits and risks involved in brachioplasty. Dr. Hurst is a renowned surgeon whose expertise has been sought out by people around the world. He also does his best to ensure his patients are comfortable with all aspects of their treatment.
Let us see what we can do for you. Contact us at (520) 224-3777 or fill out our online form to schedule your complimentary case consultation with us today.