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Arm Lift in Atlanta, GA

Arm Lift / Brachioplasty Plastic Surgery

Brachioplasty, or arm lift plastic surgery, is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin from the arms, particularly the upper arms. It's especially common for those who have lost a large amount of weight, particularly after bariatric/gastric bypass surgery.

While the benefits of healthy weight loss cannot be understated, some individuals do not like the look of their arms after achieving their ideal weight. In this case, an arm lift can help restore the shape of the upper arms, making them feel more confident and allowing their clothing to fit better.

Arm Lift Plastic Surgery Options

The enhancement of upper arm aesthetics can be achieved through brachioplasty, a surgical procedure called arm lift. This surgical procedure involves removing excess skin and, sometimes, fat from under the arms to create a more defined contour. While the typical duration of a brachioplasty is about two hours, it's essential to note that each surgery is uniquely tailored to the patient's specific needs.

Am I a candidate for a Brachioplasty?

The most effective way to determine if you are a candidate for any procedure is to schedule a consult with our board-certified plastic surgeons. Drs. Singh and Abboushi have years of experience helping individuals like you look for answers.

Generally, most healthy individual who wants the excess skin under their arms removed are good candidates for arm lift surgery. However, our board-certified plastic surgeons at Panacea will meet with you to discuss your health history. Our surgeons will partner with you to ensure you are the right candidate for any procedure, including brachioplasty.

This procedure should not be considered a “weight loss” procedure as you must be close to your ideal or goal weight before the surgery. This procedure is more for patients who need help contouring their arms to reduce the sagging or loose skin.

There are other alternatives if, during your consult, our surgeons deem your goals better suited for another procedure like liposuction or maybe even a non-surgical option like CoolSculpting. The good news is that at Panacea Plastic Surgery, we have all the options available to our patients, and we can suggest the treatments that will help our patients reach their goals.

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61, Down 90 Lbs and New Arms! - Conyers, GA - After losing 90 lbs over three years my arms were the area that I was most self conscious about. While I gained muscle in my arms I could not get rid of the "wings". They were able to schedule my surgery quickly to allow for plenty of healing time. I am now ready for my son's August wedding and not ashamed of how my arms look in or out of sleeves!

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37, 2 Kids Have Wanted This for 15 Years! - Conyers, GA - Excellent, excellent, excellent! Healing is definitely a process but very happy! Dr. A is always available, answers all questions and gives honest opinion. The staff at Panacea is always pleasant and friendly. I have had 3 procedures done here and beyond happy with each. Don't plan on any more but if I did I wouldnt go anywhere else.Updated on 21 Apr 2015:Updated on 21 Apr 2015:

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Getting ready for an Arm Lift

Once you’ve decided to undergo the arm lift procedure, it is important that you maintain a healthy and safe lifestyle at least six months before the surgery. To prevent complications, quit smoking or other tobacco addictions at least 4 to 6 months before the surgery. Smoking leads to slowing down the healing process and might even lead to infection.

A few weeks before the arm lift surgery, you will meet with Dr. Singh or Dr. Abboushi to conduct a preoperative evaluation, which involves reviewing the plan you discussed with them at your consult. You can also utilize this opportunity to clarify doubts or concerns about the surgery with our team.

We have privileges and partner with several hospitals in the area, and sometimes you will be required to go to the hospital for a hospital preoperative appointment, which can include but is not limited to the following:

  • Lab work
  • An electrocardiogram
  • Chest X-ray
  • Medicines to be taken before and after surgery

The preoperative evaluation assures the patient and surgeon that everything is on track for a successful operation.

Arm Lift Surgery

During the surgery, your doctor will begin by marking the exact points where incisions will be made on your arm. Even though there are multiple ways to perform the surgery, the most popular one is to create an incision on the back or inside of the arms. This incision is strategically chosen to make any scarring less visible, as these areas are not exposed as much as other parts of the arm. Your doctor might even consider making an incision on the armpit or creating an incision from the top of the elbow extending towards the armpit.

The arm lift surgery is performed after administering general or local anesthesia, which again depends on the method you discuss with our surgeons. Once the incisions are made on the pre-marked points in your arm, they will remove the extra skin and tissue. After the excess skin and tissue have been removed, our surgeons work diligently to tighten the skin and surrounding area while suturing the area for the least amount of scar possible. This provides our patients with a more contoured look to the arm.

Sometimes, our surgeons will recommend an additional procedure for the best results. Usually, this recommendation is associated with some form of liposuction if there are stubborn areas of fat that will detract from the appearance of the arm once the excess skin is removed.

You will be discharged from the hospital on the same day. However, you must bring someone to drive you home after the surgery, as your ability to drive will be hindered.

Recovering From Brachioplasty or Arm Lift Procedure

After the surgery, our surgeons carefully dress the area with bandages and dressings. To control swelling, we will ask you to wear the medical compression garments we provide and can even insert drainage tubes under your arm to drain built-up blood or fluid. Instructions on post-operative care at home shall also be provided during your pre-operative visit. These often include ways to care for the wound, medications, and even warning signals you must not ignore. You will also be provided with the details of post-operative appointments.

Scarring is a reality with any surgery. However, that is why you choose your surgeon carefully. Board-certified plastic surgeons like Drs. Singh and Abboushi are trained to close incisions with precise techniques to minimize scarring after surgery. We have also curated medical-grade scar creams to use after your surgery so that you can effectively manage the incision's healing after the operation.

Brachioplasty or Arm Lift Conclusion

Our goal here at Panacea Plastic Surgery is to provide you with expert care in your Brachioplasty surgery or in any procedure or treatment you want to explore in your aesthetic journey. As always, we highly recommend you perform your due diligence when seeking advice or care for any cosmetic or aesthetic treatment. Make sure you are going to a medical practice that has a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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