Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) | Chantilly, VA | Cosmetic Surgery | Dr. V

Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)



Also known as “brachioplasty,” arm lift surgery reshapes the upper arms to produce more slender and toned contours. Weight fluctuations and natural aging cause the arm skin to stretch and become loose, and fat deposits often accumulate in the upper arms as well. Over time, these conditions can cause embarrassing arm flab to hang off the upper arms.

Arm lift surgery improves the contours of the upper arms by:

  • Removing excess skin
  • Eliminating stubborn fat deposits
  • Tightening the underlying tissues
  • Achieving better definition and shape

A considerable amount of excess skin in the upper arm can be either the result of weight loss, aging, or hormonal changes. Most of these patients are avoiding wearing short-sleeved shirts because they dislike the shape of their upper arms.

Procedure
Dr. Chopra will make incisions on the undersides of your arms. The length and pattern of the incisions depends on how much skin will be removed.
After making the incisions, the plastic surgeon will tighten your underlying tissues and secure them with stitches. He may also use a suction technique to remove fat (liposuction).
Your skin will then be draped over the new contours and excess skin will be removed. Stitches and surgical tape will be used to close the incisions.

Recovery
By removing loose skin, an arm lift can give your upper arms a more toned appearance. Arm lift results are typically long lasting. Remember, however, your skin will naturally lose some firmness as you age and some sagging might occur.
Possible risks may include scarring, asymmetry in the shape of your arms, changes in skin sensation, issues with stitches, etc.



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