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Arm Lift Scottsdale

For patients concerned about sagging skin and excess fat in the upper arms, an arm lift provides a surgical solution with transformative results. After an arm lift, patients can once again enjoy wearing all their favorite swimsuits, sleeveless tops, and dresses with full confidence.

Achieving a more youthful upper body profile with brachioplasty

Drooping skin can appear in the upper arms after aging or significant weight loss. Genetics can also sometimes play a role in determining the appearance of this delicate but visible region. Some patients may struggle with a condition known as “bat wings” where loose, wrinkled skin accumulates under the arms, causing self-consciousness. Arm lift surgery is a precision-oriented procedure that can restore your physique and help you regain a more positive self-image.

What is an arm lift?

An upper arm lift, otherwise referred to as a brachioplasty, is used to reduce or eliminate excess skin on the upper arms. The procedure entails creating an incision that will run from the elbow to the armpit. It is placed in an inconspicuous location – the inner arm toward the back – but some scarring will always be visible. Often liposuction can be undergone in conjunction with arm lift surgery for optimum results.

What happens after arm lift surgery?

After arm lift surgery, the arms are wrapped to reduce swelling. The initial healing usually occurs in 10-14 days. The sutures are then removed within the first 1-2 weeks. Any swelling and bruising that occurs will gradually disappear over the first 3-4 weeks. Our team will provide a detailed aftercare plan as well as prescriptions for pain medications. We will conduct follow-up visits to ensure your recuperation is progressing smoothly and without incident.

What are the benefits of an arm lift?

  • Taut, firm upper arms
  • Reduction in sagging skin and excess fat
  • A more youthful-looking physique
  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • Expanded wardrobe options
  • Helps reshape the body after aging or weight loss
  • Effective where dieting and exercise have failed to produce the desired results

Arm Lift in Scottsdale AZ - Dr. Marc Malek

Who is an ideal candidate for an arm lift?

Many arm lift patients have tried unsuccessfully in the past to sculpt their upper arms through conventional means such as dieting and exercise. Unfortunately, upper arm ptosis (sagging) typically only responds to surgical intervention.

Ideal candidates for brachioplasty are physically and emotionally healthy and free from any unaddressed medical conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, or bleeding disorders. They should be non-smokers or willing to quit both before and after their arm lift. Lastly, patients should have realistic expectations for the results of their procedure, based on their private consultation with our caring, knowledgeable team.

What procedures can be combined with an arm lift?

Other body contouring procedures may be performed in combination with an arm lift, depending on the needs of the patient. These may include a breast lift, tummy tuck, or face and neck lift. Combining procedures may reduce both costs and downtime, so be sure to mention your interest to your surgeon at the time of your private consultation.

Why choose Marc Malek M.D. Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Marc Malek is a double-board-certified body sculpting expert who delivers personalized, natural-looking results in a technologically advanced practice setting. He and his team of consummate professionals listen carefully to patient goals in order to create one-of-a-kind treatment plans that lead to successful, lasting outcomes.

Dr. Malek has a prestigious training background, having completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and an elite Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Dr. Malek is proud to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to hold memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Arizona Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

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