An arm lift (aka, brachioplasty) is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms. It is an ideal procedure for patients who are uncomfortable showing their arms or hide their arms in long sleeve clothes. No matter the cause. The procedure allows patients to enjoy arms that are slimmer and more toned.
An arm lift is often done in conjunction with liposuction. The results of this procedure are visible immediately and will continue to improve as swelling subsides over the next three to six months. With time, patients feel more comfortable exposing their arms and have improved self-confidence after this procedure.
Arm Lift FAQs
Men and women who are (1) healthy, (2) want to eliminate excess skin and fat from the upper arms, and (3) have realistic expectations are excellent candidates for liposuction.
All of our procedures are performed at our office in our JCAHO-accredited surgical suite. In other words, your surgery will be performed in a facility that has met the same standards as a hospital!
Arm lift / brachioplasty typically takes three to four hours or less to complete and is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
There are multiple ways to perform arm lift / brachioplasty. The technique and approach that are chosen depend on each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic goals.
Dr. DelMauro works collaboratively with the scar placement several small incisions hidden in your natural folds and creases.
Manual lymphatic massage is a special type of massage that is thought to stimulate lymphatic flow and hasten the resolution of postsurgical swelling. It is an essential component of the rapid recovery protocol. For this reason, patients who undergo liposuction with Dr. DelMauro receive multiple complementary manual lymphatic massages at Oasis MediSpa with certified specialists.
Yes. Dr. DelMauro frequently performs liposuction of the arms at the same time as an arm lift / brachioplasty. He believes that these techniques work synergistically to create the highest-quality aesthetic outcomes in patients.
With Dr. DelMauro’s rapid recovery protocol, most patients experience mild discomfort and aches after arm lift / brachioplasty. However, the speed of recovery depends largely on your ability to follow the rapid recovery protocol. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily routine and work within 3-5 days. (However, patients are advised to avoid various activities for several weeks after surgery. Additional details will be discussed with you by Dr. DelMauro and is explained in the postoperative instructions provided to each patient.)
Yes. Typically patients wear a compression garment for six to eight weeks.
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