Arm Lift Plastic Surgery
Over time, factors such as aging, gravity or weight loss, may cause the skin on the arms to sag. For those seeking to regain a firm, more toned look, arm lift surgery (Brachioplasty) may be the answer.
Arm lift surgery addresses loose skin in the portion of the arm, from the armpit to the elbow. Not a weight loss surgery, an arm lift is performed to sculpt the upper arm for a more contoured look. It is often performed on men and women who have lost their skin elasticity over time or have undergone a considerable weight loss. An arm lift can be done in combination with liposuction for added benefits.
During arm lift plastic surgery, Schaumburg plastic surgeon Dr. Ashpole will make an incision extending from the armpit to the elbow. The length and position of this incision will depend upon the amount and location of tissue being removed. Dr. Ashpole will then remove any excess skin and fat. In some cases, liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat for improved results. After the excess skin and tissue is removed, the remaining skin is stretched and sutured into place.
After arm lift plastic surgery, Schaumburg plastic surgery patients will be asked to wear a tight compression garment following the procedure. This helps the overlying skin adhere properly to the underlying tissue during the recovery process. Recovery time varies from patient to patient but most people are able to return to their normal activities within 1-2 weeks after surgery.
For those considering arm lift, contact Dr. Ashpole, Schaumburg plastic surgeon. Patients should call 847.404.6801 to get started with a free consultation. Additional information can also be obtained by filling out our online inquiry form.