Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

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An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty or upper arm surgery, is a surgical procedure that tightens and tones the upper arm. With age and dramatic weight loss, the skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag or hang in folds. Unfortunately, no amount of dieting or exercise can remove the excess skin. However, an arm lift can remove the excess skin and fatty deposits to eliminate the flabby appearance and reshape the arm for a more toned and contoured appearance. Salem plastic surgeons Dr. Keith Neaman and Dr. Dustin Christiansen from Neaman Plastic Surgery are highly skilled at performing arm lifts to help patients achieve a more proportionate appearance. Contact us to schedule a consultation to find out if an arm lift is right for you – 844-338-5445. You may also want to check out our other Services For Men.

What Is The Difference Between An Arm Lift And Liposuction?

Many people confuse arm lift surgery with liposuction. Brachioplasty only removes loose, hanging skin that has lost its elasticity and is unable to retract back to a taut appearance. It does not address any pockets of fat that may also be present. That is where liposuction comes into play. Liposuction does the exact opposite of an arm lift, as it only targets the fatty deposits. An arm lift is often combined with liposuction to achieve optimum results. When performed together, the flabby skin and fat that are left over after massive weight loss is removed to restore a firm, evenly contoured appearance to your upper arms.

The Arm Lift Procedure

Brachioplasty is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia. Different surgical methods can be used to perform an arm lift, although most involve making an incision along the inner portion of the arm from the armpit to the elbow. The size of the incision is dependent on the amount and location of extra skin to be removed. After the incision is made, lax skin is removed, and excess fat is eliminated via liposuction. The remaining skin is tightened and contoured for a smooth appearance. Surgical scars are usually able to be concealed along the insides of the arms and are not noticeably visible when your arms are at your side.

Benefits Of An Arm Lift

Loose hanging skin can cause discomfort and irritation as well as limit your clothing options and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. An arm lift can eliminate possible rubbing and chafing of the skin and give you back your confidence allowing you to wear certain styles of clothing such as sleeveless without worry or embarrassment. Your mobility will also be improved as you will no longer have extra skin hindering you.

Recovery After Brachioplasty Arm Surgery

A compression garment will need to be worn following surgery to help reduce swelling and to aid in offering support to the tissue as it settles into its new contours. Keeping the arms elevated will also help to assist in reducing swelling. Strenuous arm exercises should be avoided until the arms have fully healed.

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What Is The Difference Between An Arm Lift And Liposuction?

Many people confuse arm lift surgery with liposuction. Brachioplasty only removes loose, hanging skin that has lost its elasticity and is unable to retract back to a taut appearance. It does not address any pockets of fat that may also be present. That is where liposuction comes into play. Liposuction does the exact opposite of an arm lift, as it only targets the fatty deposits. An arm lift is often combined with liposuction to achieve optimum results. When performed together, the flabby skin and fat that are left over after massive weight loss is removed to restore a firm, evenly contoured appearance to your upper arms.

Find Out If You’re A Candidate For An Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) At Neaman Plastic Surgery

An arm lift may be performed as part of a body lift for patients seeking to restore taut skin and appealing contours after massive weight loss. If you live in the Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon, areas and would like to learn if you’re a candidate for an arm lift, please contact Neaman Plastic Surgery at 844-338-5445 to schedule your personal consultation.

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