Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
An arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure performed by Newport Beach brachioplasty arm lift doctor and surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton, MD to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. With age, upper arm skin can become loose and flabby. In addition, patients who have experienced a significant weight loss are often left with stretched, loose, hanging skin in their arms that they want to remove through arm lift surgery. Excess hanging arm skin often leaves patients uncomfortable with their appearance and limited in their choice of clothing and activities. If, for example, you desire to wear short sleeves with comfort and exercise without friction under your arms or worries about appearance, Dr. Lawton may suggest an arm lift surgery as a beginning to an improved appearance and greater self-confidence.
The Arm Lift Procedure
An arm lift surgery is performed in board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lawton’s office where she places incisions in the underarm and biceps groove along the inner aspect of the upper arm. The excess skin and fat are removed to improve the contour and firm the skin of the entire area extending to the elbow.
How Long Does a Brachioplasty Take?
The length of time required to complete your arm lift surgery will vary between 2 to 3 hours based on the extent of lift required. It is usually performed as an outpatient surgery in an accredited surgery facility. Rarely is an overnight hospital stay required, but is dependent on overall health.
Show Off Those Arms
With so many of the “popular” body contouring procedures like tummy tucks and liposuction procedures taking up the spotlight, it seems the arm lift procedure can go unnoticed on our list of cosmetic procedures. But don’t be fooled! Arm Lift patients in Orange County find a pep in their step when heading to the beach or simply wearing dresses and shirts that reveal more of the upper arm.
Would you like to learn more about an Arm Lift procedure? Fill out the “Request a Consultation” form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at 949-640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.