If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your upper arms, you may consider an arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty. Dr. Lalezar offers a personalized arm lift in NYC to improve the shape and tone of the upper arms and tighten loose or sagging skin.
Tighten & Elevate Your Upper Arms
An arm lift is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the upper arms. It is typically performed on individuals with excess skin and fat in the upper arms and those who are unhappy with how their arms look. Brachioplasty generally involves removing excess skin and fat from the upper arms to tighten loose or sagging skin, making your arms look firm, taut, and more youthful. The incision is placed on the inner arms to minimize visible scarring.
The Goals of an Arm Lift:
- Improving the appearance of the upper arms
- Removing excess skin and fat from the arms
- Creating a more toned and contoured look
- Improving the overall shape of the upper arms
- Reversing the effects of age and weight loss on the arms
Dr. Lalezar’s Surgical Technique
An arm lift is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. The procedure typically takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete. Dr. Lalezar makes an incision from the underarm to the elbow in the inner arm area. Through this incision, he removes excess skin and fat and repositions the underlying fat deposits to create a more toned and defined appearance. Once the excess skin and fat have been removed, he closes the incision with sutures.
Your Recovery Journey
After your arm lift in NYC, you must wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and support the newly contoured upper arms. You may also need to take medications to manage any pain or discomfort. Most patients can return to their normal activities within a week or two, but it may take several weeks or months for the final results to become visible. Furthermore, while normal activities can be resumed in a week, strenuous workouts should be avoided for at least 6 to 8 weeks.
Arm Lift FAQs
Am I a suitable candidate for an arm lift?
Suitability for an arm lift depends on factors such as excess skin or fat on the upper arms, overall health, and realistic expectations. Ideal candidates are in good health, have stable weight, and desire tighter, more contoured arms. Please consult Dr. Lalezar for an evaluation and to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for an arm lift.
Will there be scars after an arm lift?
Yes, arm lift surgery will result in scars. The location and extent of the scars will depend on the specific technique used, but in most cases, incisions are made on the inner side of the upper arm. With the expertise of a skilled surgeon like Dr. Lalezar, the incisions are strategically placed in discrete locations to minimize visibility. Over time, the scars will fade, becoming less noticeable and allowing you to enjoy the improved arm contour without significant visible marks.
Are there any potential risks or complications associated with arm lift surgery?
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with arm lift surgery. These may include infection, bleeding, scarring, numbness, asymmetry, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. It’s important to discuss these risks with your surgeon before making a decision. Furthermore, Dr. Lalezar uses advanced techniques and takes all necessary precautions to prevent complications.
How long will the results of an arm lift last?
The results of an arm lift can be long-lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle. However, natural aging and factors like weight fluctuations can affect the longevity of the results. Proper aftercare and regular exercise can help maintain the outcomes.
Can I combine an arm lift with other cosmetic procedures?
Yes, it’s possible to combine an arm lift with other cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction or a body lift, to enhance overall body contouring. Consulting with our qualified plastic surgeon will help determine the best approach for your goals and circumstances.
How much does an arm lift procedure usually cost?
The cost of an arm lift procedure can vary depending on factors such as the surgeon’s experience, geographical location, and specific details of the surgery. For an accurate quote, it’s best to schedule a consultation with a reputable plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Lalezar.
Are there any alternative non-surgical treatments for sagging arms?
Yes, there are non-surgical treatments available for sagging arms. These may include laser skin tightening, radiofrequency treatments, or injectable therapies. However, the effectiveness of these treatments varies, and they may not provide the same level of results as an arm lift.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge aesthetic surgeries of the body. He carefully examines your arms, discusses your goals, reviews your medical history, and curates a personalized surgical plan to ensure safe naturalized results. He ensures you feel supported throughout your surgical journey, from the initial consultation to the final stages of recovery. Please schedule your consultation to explore your options for an arm lift in NYC.