Many people experience less shapely arms as they age. Additionally, significant weight loss can leave copious excess skin on the upper arms. Arm lift surgery can correct these issues, making patients less self-conscious about their arms. Exercise can improve the overall tone of the arms, but only an arm lift can remove excess skin and fat from the armpit to the elbow.
Dr. Stark capably and safely assists patients from throughout the Philadelphia area to overcome their dissatisfaction and bare their arms with pride. During your comprehensive consultation at the StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center, you can explore your options and discover how you may reach your body goals with the greatest efficiency and least discomfort possible.
How is an arm lift performed?
A brachioplasty, often called an arm lift, reshapes and refines the under portion of the arms in order to attain a more shapely, slender, and attractive silhouette. Your arm lift will be performed under general anesthesia and should last approximately two to three hours.
Arm lift surgery begins with a consultation with Dr. Stark to discuss your goals and personalize the technique. Arm lift involves both liposuction to improve the tone and contour, and an incision on the inside of the arm to tighten and remove excess skin.
There is an incision required in removing excess skin on the arm. Incisions always leave some form of a scar but Dr. Stark works hard to ensure the incision is in the most discrete location possible. Additionally, as always, his surgical experience allows him to close incisions with finesse and utmost skill to minimize the appearance of these scars.
Considerations for your arm lift
Good candidates for arm lifts:
- Have excess skin and fat on the arms causing disproportionate sagging
- Have maintained a healthy weight for some time. If you are significantly overweight or your weight fluctuates, you may not be a good candidate for this surgery. Arm lifts are not a long-term weight loss method
- Are otherwise physically and mentally healthy
- Have realistic expectations of what arm lifts can accomplish
An arm lift works beautifully as a standalone surgery, but may also be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or breast reduction as part of post weight loss body contouring.
Dr. Stark employs all of his training and acumen to create personalized surgical solutions for each of his Philadelphia area patients and combining procedures can create a cost benefit for the patient while addressing several issues at once.
After your arm lift
Dr. Stark will clearly communicate with you about all aftercare requirements and prescribe pain medication as necessary after your surgery. Some pain and swelling are normal and expected. Compression garments and dressings will be required after your surgery, but drains are not usually necessary. It is also recommended that patients sleep with their arms in an elevated position during the recovery period.
You should be able to return to work and resume normal activities after 10-14 days, so long as you take care not to put undue stress or strain on your arms. Although you will see a remarkable difference directly after surgery, your full results will be visible until after your complete recovery, usually only three months.
Your patient experience
Whatever the reason for your arm lift surgery, Dr. Stark can help. Firstly, he will ensure you feel comfortable the minute you walk into StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center. His friendly staff, comfortable exam rooms and warm bedside manner will immediately put you at ease. We understand surgery can be emotionally difficult and ultimately the key to a successful surgery is alignment of your goals with those of your doctor. The consultations at StarkMD Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery allow the time and comfort each person deserves to discuss their desired outcome. As with any surgery, health is of the utmost importance and Dr. Stark will ensure you are taking any necessary supplementation and stop any medications that may interfere with surgery. In addition, Dr. Stark’s considerable skill and finesse come through to minimize scarring with every closing suture.
Schedule a consultation
To learn more about an arm lift in Pennsylvania, your next step is a private consultation with Dr. Stark. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.