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Arm Lift

This is a guide for people who are considering having an Arm Lift operation. We advise that you talk to a plastic surgeon and only use this information as a guide to the procedure

THE FIRST STEP
Choose a surgeon you can trust Plastic surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. A doctor’s board certification is one of the best indicators of his or her training. Ask for certification from Board of Plastic Surgery that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the fact and all areas of the body. To be board-certified plastic surgeon, a physician must meet these rigorous standards:

Choose a surgeon you can trust
Plastic surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. A doctor’s board certification is one of the best indicators of his or her training. Ask for certification from Board of Plastic Surgery that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the fact and all areas of the body. To be board-certified plastic surgeon, a physician must meet these rigorous standards:

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school
  • Complete at least five years of surgical training following medical school with minimum of two years in plastic surgery residency training
  • Pass comprehensive oral or written exams

Plastic surgeons must:
• Complete continuing medical education including patient safety each year
• Perform surgery in accredited, state-licensed or medicare-certified surgical facilities

ENHANCING YOUR APPEARANCE WITH AN ARM LIFT

Fluctuations in weight, growing older and even heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity or underlying weakened tissues and localised fat deposits.

If the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excessive skin and fat, an arm lift may be right for you. An arm lift is performed to:

  • Reduce excessive skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow
  • Reshape your arm to result in smoother skin and contours
  • Result in a more toned and proportionate appearance

Plastic surgeons must:
• Complete continuing medical education including patient safety each year
• Perform surgery in accredited, state-licensed or medicare-certified surgical facilities

A special note: Every attempt is made to minimise the visibility of the scar. Your doctor will discuss the location of the scar with you.
What is an arm lift?
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow. The procedure is performed to:

  • Reduce excess sagging skin that droops downward
  • Tighten and smooth the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
  • Reduce localised pockets of fat in the upper arm region

Is it right for me?
In general, candidates for an arm lift include:

  • Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
  • Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations