An arm lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the under portion of your upper arms. During an arm lift — also known as brachioplasty — excess skin and fat are removed from between the armpit and elbow.
Why Choose An Arm Lift?
With age, exercise and fluctuation in weight the skin on our arms can become loose or flabby, often leading to what some refer to as “flags” or “bat wings”. During the aging process our arm skin loses elasticity and begins to sag or dangle. Loose or dangling arm skin can be the cause of body insecurity; even the thought of wearing a simple arm-exposing t-shirt can cause anxiety. An arm lift addresses all concerns of excess hanging or loose skin and sagging skin on the arms, reduces arm size and shape and creates a smooth and even contour.
Many patients choosing an arm lift procedure have achieved huge weight loss but are left with excess skin. This procedure will give you the confidence back to celebrate your weight loss journey and have the body you deserve.
Perfecting Your Shape
It’s common to feel your underarm shape dropping as you age due to the changes in elasticity of the skin as we get older. Choosing an arm lift will allow you to restore your youthful, natural arm shape and definition.
We utilize a number of techniques for removing excess arm skin and minimizing scarring. Each technique depends on how much skin exists for removal and where the incisions should be made. You will be advised of the procedure that will bring the best results for you.
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During your consultation, Dr. Wali will discuss the different options and techniques used for anesthesia, and the type of anesthesia used will depend on the extent of the surgery. For those with excess fat on the arms, the surgery will begin with liposuction to remove the necessary excess fat cells. Dr. Wali removes the fat from the arms and carefully sculpts the area before he moves on to the next stage of the procedure which is the actual arm lift surgery.
The day prior to the day of surgery Dr. Wali will assess where to mark the arms for incision. Incisions will be made at the underarms or along the inside of the upper arms and any options and preferences will be discussed during the pre-surgery appointment. After the liposculpture is completed Dr. Wali uses the markings made prior to surgery, to remove excess skin. The skin is then re-draped and closed. Dr. Wali applies a multi-layered technique to close the skin in order to minimize scarring and ensure that the scar is as thin and invisible as possible. Dr. Wali and his team will apply a compression garment to the arms at the completion of surgery and direct you on how to remove it every 4 hours until your first visit back to the facility.
Following your procedure, you will experience moderate pain and discomfort typically associated with surgery. It is important to take the medication prescribed and to follow the post-surgery instructions provided by Dr. Wali and his staff. You will be coached in-depth by the team prior to surgery but should expect walking around with assistance and limited use of arms after surgery. Rather than using your arms to lift yourself, focus on using your abdominal muscles to get up. On the day of surgery be sure to drink lots of fluids and advance your diet slowly. On the first day after surgery Dr. Wali will suggest that you walk around as much as possible and actively avoid lying in bed for prolonged periods of time so as not to become stiff and to promote blood flow throughout the body. Again, follow the instructions referring to the first day after surgery and remember to remove your compression garment every 4 hours while you are awake. During the next week you should be walking as much as possible. The office team will be checking in regularly