Understanding Brachioplasty (Arm Lift Surgery)

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the upper arms by removing excess skin and fat. This procedure is ideal for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or are bothered by sagging, flabby upper arms due to aging and genetics.

Dr. Hayes our board-certified cosmetic surgeon is an expert in performing brachioplasty, ensuring the best possible outcomes for their patients. This article delves into the benefits, procedure, and recovery of brachioplasty, offering a comprehensive understanding of this highly sought-after procedure.

Brachioplasty Procedure

At North Canyon Cosmetic Surgery, the exact brachioplasty procedure may vary depending on the patient's specific needs and desired outcome. Before the surgery, a thorough consultation is held to assess the individual's goals, medical history, and arm skin laxity. However, there are some general steps involved in a typical brachioplasty:

  1. Anesthesia: To ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure, general anesthesia or intravenous sedation is administered.
  2. Incision: The cosmetic surgeon makes an incision on the inside or back of the arm, either running from the armpit to the elbow or a smaller incision in the armpit, depending on the amount of skin to be removed and patient preference.
  3. Removal of excess tissue: The surgeon removes excess skin and fat, either manually or using liposuction. The remaining skin is then tightened to reshape the arm contour.
Benefits of Brachioplasty

Undergoing a brachioplasty procedure comes with a range of benefits, significantly boosting an individual's self-esteem and confidence. Here are some of the key advantages of this cosmetic surgery:

  • Improved arm contour: Brachioplasty reduces excess skin and fat in the upper arms, resulting in a more toned and sculpted appearance.
  • Enhanced comfort: By removing the extra skin and tissue, individuals experience relief from chafing and discomfort caused by loose, hanging skin in the upper arms.
  • Better-fitting clothes: Many patients find it easier to find and wear clothing that fits comfortably and looks flattering after undergoing an arm lift.
  • Increased confidence: With a slimmer, more defined arm profile, individuals often feel a boost in self-confidence and are less self-conscious about their appearance.
Get Expert Care From North Canyon Cosmetic Surgery
If sagging upper arms affect your confidence and self-image, brachioplasty may be the ideal solution for you. Take the first step to a new you. Dr. Hayes will work with you to begin your journey toward a more sculpted and toned appearance. Contact North Canyon Cosmetic Surgery today to get started.
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