An arm lift is a surgical procedure performed to sculpt and reshape the upper arm extending from the under arm region to the elbow. Also known as brachioplasty, this procedure is done in order to eliminate the excess, hanging skin that can droop downward when the arm is extended away from the body. This excess tissue can result from extreme weight loss, sun damage or aging and may have a hereditary component.
Performed on an outpatient basis in a State Licensed, Nationally Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facility (see ‘about Keystone Surgery Center’), an arm lift involves the removal of excess, lax skin and associated fatty tissue. Additionally, reduction in arm circumference and creation of a smooth contour transition with the adjacent areas is commonly achieved with liposuction techniques. This procedure typically requires approximately 2 -3 hours of operative time and is comfortably performed under intravenous sedation supplemented with local anesthesia. Optimal skin re-draping and contour recreation is facilitated by the use of a compression garment post-operatively. For most individuals, return to routine pre-operative activities following an arm lift is possible in about 5 to 7 days.
Restoration of a smooth, tapering arm contour which is proportionate to the forearm dimensions can allow many individuals to return to confident use of sleeve-less and short sleeve garments, thereby enhancing self-confidence in their appearance.
When considering an arm lift, or indeed any cosmetic procedure, be sure to select a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). As a board certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of clinical practice experience and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (The Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery® ASAPS), Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle.