Arm Lift Brachioplasty Surgery in Culver City, CA
It’s frustrating to experience loose skin as a result of weight loss and aging. If diet and exercise alone are not enough to tighten and tone your arms, we offer arm lift surgery (also known as brachioplasty) at the True Jewel Cosmetic Center in Culver City.
What Is Arm Lift Surgery?
An arm lift involves tightening and elevating the upper arms through surgery. A brachioplasty may be an option for you if you have excess skin on your arms or legs, such as bat wings.
Patients who have undergone extreme weight loss are more likely to have hanging skin on their upper arms. During an upper body lift, this unwanted skin, sometimes called “bat wings,” is removed.
In addition to being a board-certified plastic surgeon in Culver City, CA, Dr. Partovi is renowned for his innovative methods of skin removal, especially those aimed at patients who have undergone weight loss surgery. We would be pleased to schedule a consultation for you if you are interested in learning more about how brachioplasty can enhance the contour of your arms.
With an arm lift, excess fat and skin are removed from the arm area in order to create a more youthful and tighter appearance. When a person ages or loses a great deal of weight, their upper arms tend to sag and soften. It’s common for men and women to notice loose skin in their arms before they’re middle-aged. With an arm lift, you can tighten and tone up your arm and make it look more contoured.
How to Prepare for an Arm Lift
After your comprehensive consultation, you will receive detailed instructions preparing you for your arm lift procedure. The following instructions are customized to your specific situation, so please follow them carefully.
You may be asked to stop smoking since nicotine products interfere with proper circulation and healing. Additionally, certain supplements that thin the blood may need to be discontinued. Please inform Dr. Partovi of any pertinent medications so that he may suggest the appropriate adjustments in the weeks leading up to your surgery.
During the Arm Lift Procedure
During the procedure, an incision is made either on the inside or on the back of the arm. While the scar may extend from the armpit to the elbow, it will gradually fade over the course of time. In general, the benefits of an arm lift far outweigh the risks, and the procedure can be used in conjunction with other procedures that reshape and sculpt the body.
In an arm lift, skin is repositioned, skin is removed, liposuction is used, and skin is tightened. An incision is made along the inner arm to remove excess skin and fat.
In some cases, Dr. Partovi may only make a small incision around the armpit, so the scarring can be concealed more easily.
Once the incision has been created, Dr. Partovi gently removes the excess tissue and removes the fat cells with liposuction. As the wound heals, sutures are used to hold the skin in place and wraps or bandages are applied as needed.
Your procedure will be determined by the dimensions of your arms, the degree of ptosis (sagging) and a variety of other factors.
Candidates for Arm Lift Brachioplasty Surgery
In general, arm lifts are recommended for men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight. There are some individuals who, despite making significant changes to their diet and exercise routine, may still not be able to lose excess fat around their arms. Although strengthening muscles is essential for achieving a contoured and sculpted appearance, this may not be enough.
Lax or drooping skin can be addressed by Dr. Partovi’s team in Culver City during an arm lift procedure. You can schedule a consultation by calling us at ____ to determine whether you are eligible for brachioplasty surgery.
Results of Arm Lift Surgeries
The purpose of a surgical arm lift is to remove hanging skin and small amounts of fat from the arm. To achieve optimal results, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and a balanced diet. As soon as your arms have fully healed and Dr. Partovi has authorized it, you may begin weight training. Building muscles in your arms is a great way to add shape to your arms.
Recovering From an Arm Lift Brachioplasty Surgery
Medical professionals will monitor your progress immediately following the arm lift. You can start your recovery at home the same day you’re ready to leave. In the 24 hours following your brachioplasty surgery, you should assign a caregiver to look after you. It is recommended that you avoid strenuous activity for at least two weeks following your arm lift. We urge you not to rush your recovery process. The results will be well worth the wait.
Approximately two weeks are required for your recovery. The doctor will likely instruct you to elevate your arms, wear garments that provide compression, and take medication during this time. It is imperative that you allow yourself time to heal after an invasive procedure such as this. An appointment for suture removal will be scheduled approximately ten days following the operation, if necessary.
You should continue to wear your compression garments until Dr. Partovi approves their removal. With the exception of frequent, short walks, all exercise, heavy lifting, and strenuous activity should be avoided for at least one month. Dr. Partovi in Culver City, CA can provide answers if you experience excessive swelling, uncontrolled bleeding, hematomas (fluid build-up), infection, or loss of sensation in your arms or hands.
An arm lift requires incisions to remove excess skin, which result in scarring. As a result, Dr. Partovi takes every precaution to make the incisions as discreet as possible. In addition to ointments that will assist with scar healing, you will be provided with tips for managing scar care after your surgery.
To prevent discoloration of your scar during the first year, Dr. Partovi recommends that you avoid sun exposure. The majority of patients believe that the benefits of a more toned arm outweigh the appearance of scarring.
Start Your Arm Lift With a Free Personal Consultation
During your initial free consultation, Dr. Partovi will explain all of the advantages and challenges associated with the arm lift procedure. It is important for him to learn about your goals and expectations from the procedure.
There are a number of common questions that you and Dr. Partovi may discuss:
- Is an arm lift appropriate for my body type?
- What will my arms feel like after surgery?
- Can brachioplasty remove a lot of fat?
- How will the incisions be made?
For answers to these questions and many more, please contact Dr. Partovi at his exclusive cosmetic surgery center in Culver City, CA. You can consult with him in order to determine whether this procedure is right for you.