An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to tighten and firm saggy upper arms. Whether due to the natural aging process or significant weight loss, excess skin can be removed, giving your upper arms a toned, taut, youthful appearance. The results of a custom arm lift are long-lasting, sculpted, and attractive.
What Should I Know About the Procedure?
Before your arm lift, you will meet with Dr. Shah to discuss your expectations and aesthetic goals. He will ask you questions regarding your medical history and your general lifestyle to ensure that an arm lift is appropriate for you. Your safety, confidence, and comfort are important to Dr. Shah, and he will care for you at every step of your journey.
The first step of the arm lift itself is anesthesia. General anesthesia or oral sedation with local anesthesia will be administered. Next, Dr. Shah will make incisions on the inside or back of your arm. He will tighten your underlying supportive tissue and smooth your skin over the new contours of your arm, removing the excess skin.
He may use liposuction to remove fat. Finally, he will close the incisions with meticulously applied sutures to minimize scarring. You will then use a compression garment to help reduce the degree of swelling after surgery. Dr. Shah is a very experienced plastic surgeon, and he will tailor your procedure to achieve the most attractive results for you.