How an Arm Lift Can Complete Your Body Contouring Journey

When you imagine getting plastic surgery, you may picture working with a surgeon on procedures like a facelift, tummy tuck, or breast augmentation. These high-profile surgeries can address aesthetic issues like relaxed skin and unwanted fatty tissue, delivering great solutions to your cosmetic concerns.

However, these are not your only options when you want to improve your appearance. For example, the upper arms are a common problem area for many people, but they tend to get overlooked by plastic surgery candidates.

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is procedure to address excess tissue that hangs and sags on the upper arms for a toned and tightened appearance.

What Can an Arm Lift Do for You?

Age, genetics, and lifestyle factors may make you more prone to developing a condition in which unwanted, loose skin can accumulate from your shoulders to your elbows. Once this starts happening, targeted toning exercises like triceps kickbacks are not enough to resolve this issue. Surgically removing of extra skin and fat from your upper arms can make them smaller and tighter and show more muscle definition.

The goal of arm lift surgery is not to replace your regular workout routine. Instead, cardio and weight training will supplement and prolong your results.

What Happens During Arm Lift Surgery?

During an arm lift, you can expect the following steps.

  • Stephen Bresnick will make incisions along the insides of your upper arms, which may extend from your armpits to your elbows.
  • If you have excess fat, Dr. Bresnick may remove it through liposuction.
  • Then, he removes excess tissue and tightens what remains with internal sutures for an aesthetically pleasing contour.
  • Lastly, he closes incisions, and your recovery begins.

There are Trade-Offs for Scars

Patients should understand that an arm lift requires a long incision to remove the excess skin and fat.  The incision will leave a scar.  Although the scar tends to heal and fade over time, especially for people with fair skin, patients should understand that the scar will be permanent and a trade-off for the removal of loose skin.

Why Should I Have an Arm Lift?

Many people struggle with sagging skin on the underside of their upper arms, detracting from their self-esteem and standing between them and their contouring goals.

By undergoing arm lift surgery, you can eliminate sagging skin and transform your body image and confidence.

However, if you are person who is bothered by a scar and would be self-conscious by one, you may not be a good candidate for this procedure.

What Procedures Can I Combine With My Arm Lift?

While having brachioplasty as a stand-alone procedure can deliver outstanding results, combining it with other procedures can make an even more dramatic difference.

Dr. Bresnick’s body contouring expertise provides outstanding outcomes; however, if you only treat select areas, you risk having an unbalanced appearance.

Consider adding one or more of these procedures to your customized arm lift surgical plan.

  • A tummy tuck addresses lax abdominal tissue and a damaged abdominal wall.
  • Breast surgeries can improve breast size and symmetry, positioning, or reconstruct your breasts after a mastectomy.
  • Liposuction removes excess fat tissue in targeted body areas.

Trust Dr. Bresnick as one of the Best Arm Lift Surgeons in Los Angeles

Dr. Bresnick is one of the most extensively trained plastic surgeons in practice today. To learn more about arm lift benefits, or if you have questions about our other procedures, please call Dr. Bresnick at (818) 981-3333 or request a consultation online today!

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