Frequently seen after weight loss or as part of the aging process, excess skin of the upper arm can be treated with a brachioplasty (arm lift). A brachioplasty removes this excess skin improving the shape of the arm. Dr Weider performs a traditional arm lift, which involves an incision from the axilla (arm pit) to the elbow, as well as a short scar technique in which the incision is limited to the arm pit area. During your consultation, Dr. Weider will discuss the benefits of each technique and help you chose the one that is best for you.
Procedure and Recovery
Arm lifts are typically performed under general anesthesia and are sometimes done in conjunction with additional procedures. After surgery, Dr. Weider will fit you with a compression garment that will help to shape the arm and remove swelling. Most patients are asked to wear these compression sleeves for three to four weeks. Typically, seven to ten days are needed for initial recovery, and resumption of all activities takes about a month.
Contact Weider Plastic Surgery Today
Dr. Weider is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a wealth of experience performing all aspects of cosmetic surgery. During your consultation, he will answer all of your questions and formulate an individualized plan to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. At Weider Plastic Surgery we are dedicated to ensuring that every patient’s visit to our office is a comfortable, educational and pleasurable one. Please call Weider Plastic Surgery today at 972.566.8444 or email us to learn more about these procedures and to set up your personal consultation with Dr. Weider.