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Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

If you are considering an Arm Lift

Brachioplasty, known more commonly as an "Arm Lift," is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arm. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of sagging skin and droopiness of the upper arm. When there is minimal skin excess and good elasticity, lipoplasty (liposuction) is often sufficient. When there is more significant skin laxity, a longer incision is required to sculpt and rejuvenate the arm.


All surgery carries some uncertainty & risk

Thousands of abdominoplasties are performed successfully each year, and the results are generally quite positive. Nevertheless, there are always risks associated with surgery and specific complications associated with this procedure. Post-operative complications, such as infection and blood clots are rare but can occur. Infection can be treated with drainage and antibiotics but will prolong your hospital stay. You can minimize the risk of blood clots by moving around as soon after the surgery as possible. Poor healing, which results in conspicuous scars, may necessitate a second operation. Smokers should be advised to stop, as smoking may increase the risk of complications and delay healing. You can reduce your risk of complications by closely following Dr. Asaadi’s instructions before and after the surgery, especially with regard to when and how you should resume physical activity.


Planning your Arm Lift surgery

In your initial consultation, Dr. Asaadi will evaluate your health, determine the extent of fat deposits in your upper arm region, and carefully assess your skin tone. Be sure to tell him if you smoke and if you're taking any medications, vitamins or other drugs. He will carefully review with you the procedure, or combination of procedures, that suit you best. Dr. Asaadi will answer all questions that you might have regarding any step of the process.


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Preparing for your Arm Lift surgery

Dr. Asaadi will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. If you smoke, plan to quit at least one to two weeks before your surgery and not to resume for at least two weeks after your surgery. Avoid overexposure to the sun before surgery, and do not go on a stringent diet, as both can inhibit your ability to heal. If you develop a cold or infection of any kind, your surgery will probably be postponed. Whether your surgery is done on an outpatient or inpatient basis, you should arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery, and to help you out for a day or two after you leave the hospital, if needed.


Arm Lift surgery

Complete brachioplasty usually takes two to two-three hours, depending on the extent of work required. The brachioplasty procedure is performed with an incision on the inner arm that runs from the armpit to the elbow. Excess fat is removed, and the skin is tightened, trimmed, and redraped to restore a more youthful form to the arms.


After Arm Lift surgery

A compressive garment is worn for two weeks following surgery. Small drain tubes are often placed during surgery, and will be removed on the second or third day. With few exceptions, all sutures placed are dissolvable and no suture removal is necessary. You should expect to take off 7 to 10 days for recuperation. Light aerobic activity may begin at ten days, and more strenuous exercise is begun at three weeks.

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Dr. Asaadi and his staff will be happy to discuss this procedure with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation or Schedule an appointment online @ either our New York or New Jersey offices.

  • Asaadi Plastic Surgery New York
    NEW YORK, NY 10065
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    WEST ORANGE, N.J. 07052

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