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An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that addresses excess skin and fat in the upper arms. It is ideal for individuals who struggle with sagging or flabby arms due to weight loss, aging, or genetics. Dr. Z, our trusted board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in delivering exceptional arm lifts in Manhattan.

Eliminate Excess Skin &
Tighten Upper Arms

Arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate excess skin and tighten the arms. It is an effective solution for individuals who struggle with loose, sagging skin in the upper arms, often caused by weight loss or the natural aging process. During the procedure, Dr. Z will remove the excess skin and fat, resulting in a more toned and contoured appearance. Arm lift surgery can help patients achieve improved arm aesthetics and boost their self-confidence.

woman after arm lift in Manhattan

Arm Lift Corrects:

  • Excess skin in the upper arms
  • Sagging or drooping arms
  • Loose arm skin caused by weight loss
  • Flabby arms due to aging
  • Lack of arm muscle definition

The Details Of Your Arm Lift Procedure

Pre-Operative Guidelines:

  • Follow Dr. Z’s instructions regarding medications, supplements, and smoking cessation.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything for a specified period before surgery.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing on the day of the surgery.
  • Remove any jewelry, nail polish, or makeup before the procedure.
  • Take any prescribed preoperative medications as directed.

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The Surgical Steps:

  • You will be administered anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
  • Dr. Z will make incisions strategically placed on the underside or back of your arms.
  • Excess skin and fat will be carefully removed through these incisions.
  • The remaining skin will be tightened and repositioned for a more sculpted appearance.
  • The incisions will be closed using sutures or surgical adhesive.
  • Dr. Z may place temporary drains to aid in fluid drainage.
  • Dressings or bandages will be applied to protect the incision sites.

Benefits of Arm Lift:

  • Improved arm contour and appearance
  • Elimination of excess skin and fat in the upper arms
  • Enhanced arm definition and muscle tone
  • Increased self-confidence and body image
  • Ability to wear sleeveless or fitted clothing with confidence
woman after arm lifts in Manhattan

Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Follow Dr. Z’s instructions for post-operative care and medication.
  • Keep your arms elevated as much as possible to reduce swelling.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and lifting heavy objects for the recommended duration.
  • Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Z for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Wear compression garments as advised to support the healing process.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and regular exercise.
  • Report any unusual symptoms, pain, or concerns to Dr. Z promptly post arm lift in Manhattan.
  • Be patient with the healing process, as it may take several weeks to see the final results.
  • Practice diligent sun protection to minimize scarring and discoloration.
  • Stay positive and maintain a positive mindset throughout your recovery journey.
woman after arm lifts in Manhattan

Results: What Can I Expect?

After an arm lift procedure, you can expect immediate improvements in your arms’ contour and shape. However, some swelling and bruising may temporarily obscure the final outcome. As the healing progresses, typically within a few weeks to a few months, you will notice more refined and toned arms. The results of an arm lift are long-lasting, provided you maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid significant weight fluctuations. Enjoy your newly sculpted arms for years.

Arm Lift FAQs

Am I a good candidate for an arm lift?

The ideal candidates for an arm lift in Manhattan are individuals with sagging, excess skin on their upper arms due to aging, weight loss, or genetics. Good candidates should be in good overall health, maintain stable weight, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes.

What types of arm lift techniques are available?

There are two primary arm lift techniques: traditional brachioplasty, which removes excess skin from the upper arm through an incision along the arm’s underside, and the mini arm lift, which targets minor sagging with smaller incisions. The choice of technique depends on the extent of correction needed.

Will there be visible scarring after an arm lift?

Arm lift surgery does leave scarring, typically along the inner arm. The extent and visibility of scars depend on the technique used and individual healing. Our skilled plastic surgeons take all possible measures to reduce scarring and offer detailed scar management recommendations to help the scars fade and heal over time.

Can an arm lift be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, arm lifts in Manhattan can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction, breast augmentation, or tummy tucks. Combining procedures can reduce overall recovery time and enhance overall body contouring, but it should be discussed thoroughly with your surgeon to ensure safety and optimal results.

What are the potential risks and complications associated with an arm lift?

While generally safe, arm lifts can include certain risks and complications, including infection, scarring, hematoma, numbness, and unfavorable scarring. Most of these risks are common to all surgical procedures. You must choose a reliable surgeon like Dr. Zetrenne, follow all post-operative instructions, and attend follow-up appointments to minimize these risks.

Contact Dr. Z

Dr. Z, our renowned board-certified plastic surgeon and expert in cosmetic and reconstructive microsurgery, invites you to schedule a consultation. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Z provides concierge care, ensuring personalized attention and exceptional results. Dr. Z will guide you toward achieving your aesthetic goals with an arm lift. Contact Dr. Z’s office today to take the first step toward a more confident you with an arm lift in Manhattan.

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