The arm lift procedure, which is also known as a brachioplasty, is the surgical removal of excess fat deposits, skin and tissue from the area of the upper arms. It is very popular with post-weight loss patients, and may be specifically tailored by Dr. Daniel to fit your body's needs using a range of incision locations and sizes.
What is an Arm Lift?
The arm lift procedure involves an incision that is located on the rear or bottom of the upper arm, and in some less serious cases is simply hidden in the armpit. This smooths the contours of the arm and gives them a leaner, younger appearance. The arm lift may be performed with or without liposuction to remove the excess fat deposits.
Reasons for an Arm Lift
Arm lifts may be recommended for patients who are bothered by loose tissue on the upper arms, typically caused by:
- Major weight loss
- Post-pregnancy body changes
- The natural effects of aging
The rear of the arm in particular is one of the places on the body that can be the most difficult to target with specific diet and exercise. As a result, surgical change may be the best and most straightforward way to address the problem.
Before and After Arm Lift Surgery in Eugene, Oregon
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What Happens During Surgery?
The surgery is often completed under general anesthetic or intravenous sedation to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. The ideal incision line is first marked along the arm in the chosen position, cleaned thoroughly and the incision is made. Excess fat deposits may be removed using liposuction if it fits with the goals of the procedure.
Excess tissue and skin are removed, and the underlying tissues are held in place at their new position using internal sutures. The skin is stretched and held in position using fine sutures for minimal scarring.
After an Arm Lift
The recovery period following an arm lift procedure varies based on the extent of the surgery and the specific patient situation. Dr. Daniel will walk through your expected recovery timeline following the procedure, giving you personal recommendations. Typically, there will be bandaging and possibly a compression garment to reduce swelling, which should diminish in a few weeks. Only light activity should be performed in the days following the surgery, with more strenuous activity resumed in a few weeks.
Learn More About Arm Lifts
The arm lift procedure may help revitalize your body contours and make you more comfortable in short-sleeve shirts. To learn more, contact Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Eugene by calling 541-687-8900 for a consultation. Our plastic surgery clinic in Eugene, Oregon is convenient for residents of Springfield, Corvallis, and Portland.