Beautiful Arms at Every Angle
Sagging arm skin can be caused by a number of factors, including age, heredity, and significant weight changes. This sagging typically cannot be tightened with diet and exercise alone. An upper arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, can eliminate excess fat and skin from under the arms. “Bat wings,” or excess skin hanging from the arms, can be eliminated with this surgery. With an arm lift Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Christie can help you feel confident baring your arms again.
Reduce Fat and Eliminate Sagging Skin
Arm lift surgery is an outpatient procedure designed to address excess skin and fat under the arms. Dr. Christie utilizes a number of techniques to address your concerns after a thorough examination. Depending on the amount of skin laxity, skin quality, and excess fat, Dr. Christie will discuss which technique is best for you. Some options may include:
Brachioplasty may be combined with liposuction or other body sculpting operations to help get rid of excess fat and give the arms or other areas a more toned, sculpted look. As part of a Mommy Makeover for patients who have lost a lot of weight, or in conjunction with other surgeries like a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or breast lift, an arm lift offers a more toned and slender appearance.
After a brachioplasty Los Angeles patients should feel more confident in your arm shape. Benefits include reducing extra fat and loose skin on the arms, getting rid of the "bat wing" appearance, treating problem areas that persist despite exercise and dietary limitations, and enabling you to wear short sleeves or sleeveless apparel without feeling self-conscious.
The arm lift procedure is performed under IV or general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Your operation will likely take between two and four hours to complete. The excess skin is marked preoperatively with care taken to minimize incision visibility. The excess skin is removed, and the removal of fat may be performed with the liposuction technique or by direct excision. The skin edges are then reapproximated, and postoperative compression sleeves are used.
Better Is Within Reach
Brachioplasty Recovery is all about protecting the scars. Following surgery, you'll have bruising, swelling, and discomfort, which could last for two to four weeks as the healing process develops. Compression sleeves are required for four to six weeks to reduce edema, boost circulation, and accelerate the healing process. Dr. Christie utilizes scar protocols to ensure the best possible outcome for your scars.
Confident & Comfortable
After the swelling subsides, you'll see slimmer arms that show off your underlying muscular definition. Although having an arm lift surgery doesn't result in additional muscle mass, it does make your muscles more noticeable. You will likely notice that you feel more comfortable wearing the outfits you love and more confident showing off your arms.
Discover Your Best Self
Schedule a time to speak with Los Angeles brachioplasty provider Dr. Christie about your cosmetic goals and expectations during your private, one-on-one consultation. She will determine the best surgical strategy for you after evaluating your skin and tissue laxity, create your treatment plan, and advise you on how to get ready for your Brachioplasty. Patients from Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, and surrounding cities are invited to Dr. Christie Plastic Surgery to learn more about Brachioplasty.
You may experience some pain and discomfort after surgery, in addition to visible swelling and bruises. Seven to ten days should pass before these symptoms go away. If your discomfort is ongoing, take over-the-counter pain relievers. To ensure the best recovery, follow your post-operative instructions exactly.
Complications can include bleeding, infection, persistent swelling, altered feeling, scarring, and asymmetry, even though they are uncommon. By following your surgeon's preoperative and postoperative recommendations, you can reduce your risk of developing these issues.
Scars take up to one year to fully mature. Dr. Christie closely monitors your postoperative scar formation and utilizes a number of techniques to minimize scar visibility and expedite recovery. Most patients barely notice the scars after six months.
A minimally-invasive brachioplasty is performed by utilizing skin tightening technology such as BodyTite to treat patients who have mild skin laxity and excess volume. In the right candidate, this results in a scarless brachioplasty that addresses mild to moderate skin laxity in combination with excess fat.
The biggest risk of brachioplasty is poor scarring. Healing of scars on your arms can be challenging due to the frequent motion required along the scar line for daily function.
Live Well. Be Beautiful.
As the premier female plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Christie's expertise and unique perspective on life-improving operations draw patients from across the globe for her signature consultations. Join the satisfied patients from all around the world who have benefited from Dr. Christie's curated Beauty & Wellness plans. Don't delay — schedule your consultation today if you're ready to take charge of your life and appearance.
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