Arm lift surgery s a procedure for patients who wish to tighten their arm skin and reduce sagging. The tissue of the upper arm is susceptible to changes due to gravity and aging. As the skin stretches and fat is lost over time, the skin begins to droop. Such drooping evolves into excess sagging which is apparent from the axilla to the elbow.
There are different degrees and levels of ptosis (drooping). Brachioplasty also known as arm reduction surgery is a procedure wherein excess tissue is removed while the circumference of the upper arm is reduced. The extent of the surgery relies on factors such as the amount of excess skin and the laxity of the supporting tissues. Excess skin can be removed via incisions made along the inner arm or axilla where the tissue will be tightened.
How an Arm Lift is Surgically Performed
During this procedure, the incision most commonly made is from the elbow to the axilla, which addresses redundant skin in the middle of the arm. The incision may need to be modified to limit scar contracture in the axilla. Smaller excisions allow this to occur with shorter scars.
An arm lift surgery targets not only the outside layers of skin but also the deeper tissues that have loosened. Patients who have gained and lost large amounts of weight are the best candidates for this procedure. The surgery can be done under local or general anesthesia in the office or hospital setting.
A Plastic Arm Lift Surgeon Should Perform The Surgery
Trust a licensed plastic arm lift surgeon with this procedure. Dr. Jimmy Firouz is a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast and body procedures including arm reductions and arm lift surgery. Call (310) 274-4321 to schedule your consultation with Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Firouz.