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Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) - Upper Arm Lift - Alpharetta, GA

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About Arm Lift Surgery

Women and men alike are consulting with plastic surgeons like our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Asaf Yalif, to help rid themselves of unwanted skin and fat that hangs from their upper arm. Often, this loose skin is caused from weight loss and/or aging, and is often referred to as “bat wings” or flabby triceps. Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, involves cosmetic skin tightening and liposuction techniques to eliminate the excess skin and fat deposits on the upper arm. At Y Plastic, Reconstructive, and Hand Surgery in Woodstock or Roswell, GA, we can help remove the skin, and tighten the underside of the arm when diet and exercise fail to produce the desired results.

Ideal Candidates

While weight loss can cause sagging skin to appear on the arms, some of the loose skin can also be caused from genetics. This makes it very difficult to tone the upper arm to an individual’s desire. When diet and exercise fail to tone the upper arm, a trusted plastic surgeon can create outstanding results. Ideal candidates for an arm lift exhibit:

  • Loose upper arm skin that is resistant to diet and exercise
  • Loose upper arm skin that appears after losing more than 100 pounds
  • Sagging skin that creates anxiety when wearing sleeveless shirts

What to Expect

After being put under general anesthesia, the incision for brachioplasty is made from the elbow to the upper arm. Loose skin will be trimmed away, and the underlying tissue will be pulled tight. This surgery takes about 2 hours, and there is no need for an overnight stay unless it is paired with other procedures. Be prepared for swelling and bruising. To promote healthy healing and blood circulation, the arms should be kept elevated. Patients can usually return to normal activities in about 3 – 4 weeks.

Anticipated Results

For best results, an arm lift may require liposuction of the fat deposits within the upper arm to make the final look slim and trim. The skin tightening may not be enough to have taut triceps. During your consultation, we will discuss the best course of action given your skin health and condition. Keep in mind that most of the stretch marks will also be taken with the skin. However, if weight is regained, it could damage the treated area. An arm lift gives patients the opportunity to have more defined arms for years to come.

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Brachioplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments following a weight loss for both men and women. For all of your hard work, you deserve upper body definition. Achieve slender, leaner arms that you can be proud to show off in sleeveless shirts or summertime attire. Call today for a complete, complimentary consultation at our office.

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