Information About Arm Lift Surgery(Brachioplasty) Long Island, New York
As men and women age, their upper arm skin can become loose and saggy. Usually, this degradation is caused by weight gain and loss, but sometimes, it is directly caused by genetics.
Loose skin can cause the following negative effects:
- Skin irritation
- Drops in self-confidence
- The urge to wear long, baggy clothing
Unfortunately, diet and exercise alone cannot solve the problem of excess under-arm skin. In such cases, surgeons recommend a brachioplasty, or an arm lift surgery, which is designed to remove unwanted skin and fat. The brachioplasty is often paired with liposuction for better toning and contouring.
What Can an Arm Lift Do for You?
- Remove saggy, hanging skin
- Remove excess fat
- Tighten the upper arm
- Improve overall arm contour
- Eliminate unsightly “bat wings”
- Reduce rashes and chafing
How is Arm Lift Surgery Performed?
During an arm lift, unwanted fat is removed using a combination of liposuction and surgical excision. The placement of the incision depends on a number of factors, but it will always be in the least noticeable area possible.
Once the fat is removed, the excess skin is then trimmed, pulled tight (redraped), and held in place with surgical stitching. The result? Sexy, well-contoured arms.
Types of Arm Lift Surgery
Dr. Jacono’s board-certified plastic surgery associates perform a number of different arm lifts based on each patient’s needs and goals. The most common procedures that we offer include the short-scar arm lift, the limited incision arm lift, and the traditional arm lift.
Short Scar Arm Lift:
Designed to address only the inner arm’s excess skin. The incision is hidden within the armpit, which makes it virtually invisible.
Limited Incision Arm Lift:
Targets moderately fatty skin in the upper arms. The incision begins at the armpit and extends to the middle of the upper arm.
Traditional Arm Lift:
Addresses severely saggy skin and troublesome fat. The incision extends from the armpit to the elbow; in some cases, a T-shaped incision, which begins in the armpit, can help to limit the development of scars.
For especially dramatic arm lift cases that require more invasive maneuvers, our surgeons may opt to perform an extended arm lift. This incision extends to the lateral chest wall, and even to the breast, if necessary.
Am I A Good Candidate for an Arm Lift Surgery?
Men and women who are unhappy with the fatty, saggy skin in their upper arms may be good candidates for an arm lift; scheduling a consultation with our plastic surgery associates is the best and easiest way to find out if you’re a suitable candidate. Our associates will evaluate your particular situation and offer the best possible surgical options for you, all the while taking into consideration your broader cosmetic goals.
To learn more about arm lift surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please call our Manhattan office at 212-570-2500, or our Long Island office at 516-773-4646. You can also complete our contact form and we will be happy to book your appointment as soon as possible.