Spectrum Plastic Surgery

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Arm Lift


The development of saggy skin in the upper arms is something that generally happens with age. When an overweight individual suddenly loses a lot of weight, they too may find that this sagginess has developed. Heredity is another factor that can play into the development of this condition.

Unfortunately, saggy skin in the underarm region cannot be tightened using diet and exercise. Instead, you will require surgery if you want to restore the youthful look to your arms.

Also known as brachioplasty surgery, the arm lift strives to sculpt and reshape the portion of the arm from the armpit to the elbow. It improves the network of supportive tissues in this region, removes localized deposits of stubborn fat, and tightens sagging skin.

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Are you interested in finding out more about the benefits of brachioplasty surgery? If so, contact our office by calling (480) 948-8400 and arrange an appointment for a helpful consultation. Our physicians will be happy to answer any questions you may have and can show you before-and-after photos of past brachioplasty patients.


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The Recovery Process

With proper post-operative care, your recovery process will be short and free of complications. It’s best to follow the instructions of your surgeon as closely as possible during this time.

Although you will see immediate changes to the region, there will also be a degree of swelling and bruising, coupled with bandages and adhesives.

A commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a good diet will ensure that the results of this surgery are long lasting.

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The Brachioplasty Procedure

There are essentially three variations of brachioplasty you may consider undergoing depending on your physique and ideal expectations. Liposuction may be used during these procedures to drain out pockets of excess stubborn fat.

The standard brachioplasty procedure removes a moderate amount of excess skin and fatty tissue. Just like the name suggests, this is the procedure that most people undertake, and in general, when an arm lift is described, it is this procedure that immediately springs to mind. Work is done on the skin between the arm and the elbow until youthful contours are obtained.

The limited incision brachioplasty features a shorter incision and is recommended for when the skin only hangs close to the armpit and there are no significant deposits of fat.

The third variation is the extended brachioplasty. This option involves incisions that extend from the elbow to the underarm and down from the arm, often near the chest. It is useful for removing a larger amount of tissue.

After the excess tissues have been removed from the region, the incisions will be carefully closed with the help of medical sutures.


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