If the thought of sleeveless tops makes you want curl up and hide in a corner – you’re not alone. Loose, flabby arms (also known as “Batwing arms”) can be very difficult to tighten and tone and in some cases, fat deposits on the arms can be completely resistant to diet and exercise. If you have trouble losing weight in your arms and wish to have a more toned, defined appearance, then Arm Lift surgery at TMB may help you achieve your goals.
Brachioplasty, or Arm Lift surgery is a procedure that removes loose, hanging skin from the upper arms that can be caused by aging, major weight loss or hereditary factors. While liposuction alone can help to remove fat deposits, Brachioplasty is performed to restore the tight and firm appearance of younger arms. Brachioplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia and the procedure takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours depending on the complexity of the case. During the procedure, Dr. Born makes an incision from the armpit down to the elbow, taking care to place it on the inside of the arm so it is relatively hidden. Excess fat and skin is removed and the incision is closed and held with surgical tape to minimize any pulling. After the procedure, you will see the results from your surgery right away, with continued improvement over the next few weeks and months as swelling subsides. It is important to understand that Brachioplasty surgery will leave a long scar where the incision has been made. It is impossible to fully predict how any patient’s scars will heal, however most patient’s feel that the overall change in appearance is worth it and are happy with their more youthful, toned and tight arms. Dr. Born is known for his expertise as a surgeon and will work carefully to ensure placement of any incisions is as discreet as possible.
Candidates for Brachioplasty surgery range in age from 18-70 years old as long are they are in good health and fit for surgery under general anesthetic. If you struggle with loose, “floppy” arms or deposits of excess fat in the upper arms, then Arm Lift surgery can help to restore the appearance of firm and tight arms. In many cases, liposuction can sufficiently reduce bulky arms and full arm lift surgery is not required. Brachioplasty is uniquely suited for patients who have a fair amount of both excess fat and skin and who require skin tightening in addition to fat reduction.
Dr. Born has performed hundreds of arm lift surgeries throughout his medical career and is regarded as one of the most accomplished cosmetic plastic surgeons in the industry. His knowledge and expertise is matched by a personalized approach to all patients under his care. Moving forward with any surgery is a monumental decision for anyone, and knowing that your surgeon is experienced, prepared and on the same page as you is crucial. We understand that your busy, modern lifestyle requires you to function at your best all the time – if your body is inhibiting you from being your best self then Dr. Born can help. After your Arm Lift surgery with Dr. Born, you won’t have to shy away from sleeveless tops or hide your arms under baggy sweaters; you can finally embrace the world with arms that reflect your youthful, vibrant self!
Arm Lift surgery is considered a safe procedure for most patients, but it is important to remember that it is not right for everyone. Although rare, post operative complications can arise including bleeding, oozing, infection, swelling, poor healing, unattractive scar formation and swelling. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after your surgeon. Dr. Born will discuss in detail all of the potential risks associated with your breast reduction surgery during your private consultation. Our pre-operative screening process is designed to determine if you are an ideal candidate for surgery so that we may avoid complications in the future. To view a complete list of complications associated with surgery performed under general anesthetic, click here.