Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)

Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the upper arms by removing excess skin and fat. During the procedure, an incision is made along the inner arm and excess tissue is excised. The remaining skin is then tightened and smoothed, resulting in a firmer, more toned appearance. Brachioplasty is ideal for individuals with sagging or loose skin on their arms due to aging, weight loss, or genetics, helping them achieve improved arm contour and increased confidence in their appearance.

How Does Brachioplasty Improve Upper Arm Contour?

Eliminate Stubborn Fat

Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, improves upper arm contour by eliminating excess skin and stubborn fat deposits. The surgeon removes surplus tissue and fat from the upper arms through careful incisions, creating a smoother and more toned appearance. Brachioplasty enhances arm contours by addressing laxity and sagging skin caused by aging or weight loss, resulting in a firmer and more proportionate upper arm appearance. This procedure can significantly improve the overall aesthetics of the arms, boosting confidence and self-image.

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Remove Excess Skin

Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, improves upper arm contour by removing excess skin. This procedure is particularly beneficial for individuals with sagging or loose skin on their upper arms, often caused by aging, weight loss, or genetics. The surgeon excises the surplus skin through carefully planned incisions, resulting in a smoother and more toned appearance. By eliminating this excess skin, Brachioplasty enhances arm contours, helping individuals achieve a firmer and more aesthetically pleasing arm appearance.

Address Tough-to-Reach Areas Without Surgery

Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, enhances upper arm contour by addressing tough-to-reach areas without surgery. Nonsurgical alternatives like radiofrequency (RF) treatments or laser therapy can target stubborn fat and tighten loose skin in the arms. These procedures utilize energy-based technologies to stimulate collagen production, leading to skin tightening and improved contouring. While not as effective as surgery for significant skin laxity, nonsurgical options can improve upper arm appearance with minimal downtime and fewer risks.

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How Is an Arm Lift Procedure Performed?

During the procedure, the surgeon makes incisions along the inner or back of the upper arm, depending on the extent of correction needed. Excess skin and fat are then meticulously removed, and the underlying tissues are tightened and reshaped to achieve a more sculpted appearance. The incisions are carefully closed, and patients may be advised to wear compression garments to support the healing process.

Recovery typically involves rest and limited physical activity, with swelling and bruising gradually subsiding over several weeks. Brachioplasty offers transformative results, enhancing the physical appearance and self-confidence of individuals who have struggled with excess skin and fat on their upper arms. Call us to learn more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Good candidates for an arm lift are individuals with excess skin and fat on the upper arms that detract from their overall body contours and may cause discomfort or self-consciousness. Candidates should have good overall health, maintain a stable weight, and have realistic expectations about the procedure's outcomes.

An arm lift primarily targets the upper arms, specifically the area between the armpit and elbow, where excess skin and fat tend to accumulate. The procedure aims to remove loose, hanging skin and fat deposits, resulting in smoother, firmer, and more defined arm contours.

Recovery from an arm lift varies from person to person but generally involves rest and limited physical activity. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, discomfort, and numbness in the treated arms, which typically subside gradually over several weeks. It's essential to follow postoperative care instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure optimal healing and results.

While an arm lift can achieve significant and long-lasting improvements in arm contours, maintaining a stable weight and adopting healthy lifestyle habits are essential for prolonging the results. Significant weight fluctuations or changes in lifestyle habits may impact the longevity of the results. With proper maintenance, however, many patients have enjoyed the benefits of their arm lifts for many years.

The cost of an arm lift varies depending on factors such as the extent of the surgery, the surgeon's experience, the geographic location of the practice, and additional fees such as anesthesia and facility charges. During your consultation, your surgeon will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs and discuss payment options.

"Each woman has a different ideal and her own individual anatomy. I listen to you and your body to find options for beautiful and natural results. "
- Joyce Aycock, MD

Say goodbye to sagging skin and hello to beautifully contoured arms with Brachioplasty. Our experienced plastic surgeons specialize in arm lift procedures, helping you achieve your desired toned and sculpted arms. Visit Joyce Aycock MD, at 36 Steele Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80206, or call (720) 634-7400 to schedule your consultation today and take the first step towards a more confident you!

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