Upper Arm Lift Beverly Hills
Brachioplasty

Brachioplasty, or upper arm lift, is a surgery designed to improve the contour of the upper arm. Loss of muscle tone and loss of skin elasticity with aging results in loose skin on the upper arms. After weight loss surgery, there is excess skin everywhere on the body including the upper arms. Sagging skin on the arms can be noticeable when the arm is raised, and this can be quite embarrassing.

The type of surgery is dependent on the amount of excess skin present on the upper arms. If you have a small amount of excess skin limited to the upper third of the arm, a limited incision can be hidden in the axilla (armpit). Patients who have undergone weight loss surgery are typically left with excess skin on the entire extent of the upper arm. Massive weight loss patients require a longer incision that extends from the elbow to the axilla. The scar is placed either on the underside of the arm or the inner aspect of the arm. This incision may also extend onto the inframammary scar from a breast lift (mastopexy). Upper arm lift surgery can be done at the same time as breast lift surgery.

Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. Compression garments are worn for six weeks after surgery, to control the swelling and improve the final contour. Risks of surgery include bleeding, infection, delayed wound healing, fluid collections, blood clots, and scar widening. Brachioplasty scars tend to stay red and thick for several months after surgery before they flatten and the redness disappears. Aggressive scar care therapy will be used to help improve the quality of the scars. Risks are often dependent on your current medical condition. During your consultation, we will discuss your specific risks of surgery.

Dr. Dass is an expert at body contouring surgery in Los Angeles. Make an appointment to discuss whether you are a good candidate for an upper arm lift.

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