Sometimes over the years or after losing a significant amount of weight, the arms are left with loose and sagging skin. This can happen to both men and women.
And in a number of cases, even strict dietary and exercise regimens that focus on building greater muscle definition cannot help address skin laxity. If this is your situation, then you might want to consider an arm lift surgery. Irvine Brachioplasty provider Dr. Andrew Smith wants you to enjoy your new, healthier body, and he can correct excess, hanging skin with arm lift at his Orange County surgery center.
Technically called Brachioplasty, arm lift surgery can restore smoother, tighter skin and a more slender shape to your upper arms. If you live in Orange County and you are looking for the best Arm Lift Irvine has to offer, or even if you want to learn about your unique options for arm lift surgery, request a surgical consultation with Dr. Smith, or call our Irvine plastic surgery office at (949)-653-7000.
Similar to other body contouring procedures, an arm lift is performed to create a firmer, slimmer appearance after significant weight loss. The ideal candidate for arm lift surgery:
The best candidates for arm lift surgery, are people who have experienced significant weight loss.
However, anyone who wants to get rid of excess skin on their arms can also be an ideal candidate for a brachioplasty. The only criteria for undergoing an arm lift is you must be in good health and not suffer from any medical conditions that can impact the healing process.
Dr. Smith has adopted a hybrid technique for arm lift surgery that combines liposuction along with skin excision. This allows for less traumatic skin and tissue removal and leaves the circulatory system more intact. This typically results in less swelling and postoperative discomfort.
In addition, Dr. Smith has moved the scar location to the bottom of the arm, which has resulted in a much more concealed scar location. Dr. Smith is a highly skilled and leading Orange County plastic surgeon specializing in Arm Lifts. During your consultation for brachioplasty Irvine plastic surgeon Dr. Smith will take the time to listen to your questions and goals, and will go over all of your options with you. Many weight loss patients choose to combine an arm lift with other procedures such as tummy tuck or thigh lift to maximize their body contouring results.
His practice is fitted with state-of-the-art facilities that are 100% focused on complete patient comfort. So if you are looking for the best Arm Lift in Irvine, then request a surgical consultation with Dr. Smith, or call our Irvine plastic surgery office at (949)-653-7000 today!
“My experience with Dr. Andrew Smith and his office staff was wonderful! From the moment I walked into the office to my consultation, the front office staff was very warm and friendly. Dr. Smith was very warm, caring and spent a lot of time with me during the consultation. I felt like he really listened to me and the results of my surgery were exactly as I had hoped for. I am extremely satisfied with Dr. Smith and his staff and would recommend him to anyone who is considering or needs cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.”
In the days following your arm lift surgery, you can expect some amount of swelling and bruising. And while it typically takes around two weeks for the bruising and swelling to go down, it can take up to several months for the swelling to subside completely. Your new shape will be noticeable within the first few weeks. .
Scars will remain pink for up to a year, but will gradually fade and become almost undetectable In addition, you might also be advised to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling. A surgical drain might also be used to collect excess fluid and to help reduce any risk of the patient developing postoperative complications. Dr. Smith will prescribe pain medication to manage any post-operative discomfort.
Your arm movement will be somewhat limited for 1 to 2 weeks while your incisions heal. Most people are able to return to light activities or work within this time frame.
Dr. Smith and his caring staff will monitor your progress beginning on the night of your surgery and continuing for many months after. Furthermore, you will be provided with a detailed and customized scar care regimen to be followed after surgery – this can effectively help minimize the appearance of your surgical scar.
If you are looking for overall contouring of your arms and want to eliminate excess fat deposits, then you might want to consider liposuction. Liposuction can be combined with an arm lift surgery or Brachioplasty to remove excess skin and also eliminate fat deposits from your arms.
During your arm lift procedure, Dr. Smith will make an incision that runs from just above the elbow to the armpit along the underside of the arm. Excess skin is removed, and the tissues are repositioned for optimal results. In many cases, liposuction is used to further sculpt the arm.
Arm Lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. Typically, arm lift surgery is only moderately uncomfortable and well managed on oral analgesics.
Typically, Brachioplasty or an arm lift surgery takes approximately one hour per arm.
Any significant weight gain after your arm lift will impact the contouring work done on your upper arms during surgery. To ensure this does not happen, it is best that patients maintain a healthy lifestyle that focuses on healthy eating and exercising, to maintain their weight.
Contact Andrew Smith, MD FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Irvine, Orange County to schedule your consultation.
18 Endeavor Suite 102, Irvine, CA 92618