Arm Lift

Also known as arm lift, brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that can reduce localized pockets of fat in the upper arms as well as improve the contour of the upper arms and areas near the armpits. This procedure is also effective for reducing the sagging skin around the above-mentioned regions. Whether you are dealing with sagging skin in the upper arms due to normal ageing or after a rapid weight loss process, the sagging skin cannot be addressed through the use of exercises and that’s why brachioplasty is your best cosmetic solution for improving the look of your upper arms.

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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Newman is a nationally recognized specialist in breast and body surgery. His refined expertise extends to reconstructive and facial plastic surgery, as well as nonsurgical aesthetics. The innovator of the technology that became VECTRA® 3-D imaging, Dr. Newman is always looking for ways to improve his patients’ safety, comfort, and results. This drive has made Newman Plastic Surgery one of the most technologically advanced practices in the country.

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Understanding the Procedure

During your initial brachioplasty consultation session, your doctor will examine your body type, the natural contour of your arm, and your skin quality. He or she will then discuss the best treatment procedure to take as well as the realistic results you can expect after the surgery.

There are a few techniques to perform the arm lift procedure, including traditional brachioplasty, extended brachioplasty, superficial facial system suspension, and the minimal incision brachioplasty. Excess fats can be removed via liposuction.

The actual technique used has to depend on many factors such as the amount of sagging skin needed to be removed. For example, patients who have undergone bariatric surgery will be unlikely to undergo the minimal incision brachioplasty method because the excess skin that needs to be removed is usually more since extreme weight loss might have occurred.

What are the Benefits of Brachioplasty?

  • Effective for improving physical appearance of your upper arms
  • Short surgical procedure
  • Does not involve lengthy downtime during recovery
  • Sagging skin is corrected efficiently
  • Patient can enjoy more wardrobe options after procedure
  • Enhanced self-esteem for the patient

I have two other friends that went to Dr. Newman and they had exactly the same issues I had. Both of them had body transformations that were nothing short of incredible. When I first made an appointment to meet with Dr. Newman he called me personally before I even met him. Who does that? From that moment on I had a good feeling about him. My initial consultation took about an hour and, honestly, there wasn’t one question I had when I was done. My surgery was scheduled for about two months later and my recovery was not fun- but it was exactly what Dr. Newman prepared me for. There wasn’t one thing I experienced during the first few days that Dr. Newman hadn’t discussed with me beforehand. I work at a law-firm so I am at a computer all day long and I was back at work on the tenth day after my surgery. I am now about 5 months since my surgery and I am completely thrilled. Doing my breast and belly surgery together was definitely the right choice. I am wearing a bathing suit I never thought I’d ever look good in again and it’s an incredible feeling. I would recommend this surgery and this surgeon to anyone. Thanks Dr. Newman!

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Are You a Good Brachiplasty Candidate?

In fact, because brachioplasty involves very few risks, adults of all ages can undergo brachioplasty. But if you are above 65 years old, your surgeon may require additional tests to determine your candidacy. Generally, anyone who has flabby arms due to aging or has experienced sagging skin due to a rapid weight loss is considered an excellent candidate for this procedure. However, it is pertinent to make sure that your weight is stable before opting for brachioplasty because if your weight is hiking up gradually, your after-procedure results will be affected by the weight hike.

Will Scars Occur After the Procedure?

Scars are unavoidable for any kind of arm lift procedures performed but under the nifty hands of an experienced surgeon, the scars can be concealed brilliantly, making them hard to be noticed. The scars will also fade after eight to twelve months so scarring is seldom a big concern for patients who want to undergo brachioplasty.

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Expertise and innovation attract attention. Dr. Newman has performed thousands of cosmetic breast, body, face, and skin procedures over his decades in practice. He has earned awards from The Aesthetic Society® (ASAPS) for his innovative techniques and has spoken about emerging technologies to respected colleagues at national meetings. Both the New York and national media trust Dr. Newman for his specialized expertise in both surgical and nonsurgical aesthetics.

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How Long it Take to See the Brachiplasty Results?

The results can be seen instantly after the surgery, but because of the swelling that normally occurs with a surgical procedure, you should expect to see the best results between two to three months. By this time, the swelling would have gone down and your skin would have adapted to the new contour of your upper arms. You will definitely notice that your arms look slimmer and more toned – improving the overall look of your physical appearance.

Ready to Schedule Your Brachiplasty Consultation in New York?

If you are interested in discovering how an arm lift can improve the appearance of your upper arms, get in touch with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Newman for an initial consultation. It’s time you say goodbye to those flabby arms with sagging skin today!

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