Everything You Need to Know About the Miami Arm Lift
- 29 August 2016
- Dr. Nidal (Nick) Masri
Do you feel like your arms flap in the breeze instead of appearing toned and elegant? An arm lift surgery, also known as BrachioplastyMiami, may be the perfect solution. This procedure removes excess skin and fat deposits from your upper arms, leaving a slimmer, sleeker contour.
As we age or after significant weight loss, the upper arms can appear flabby.
Am I a good candidate for upper arm lift surgery?
Arm lift procedures can be performed on normal weight patients who simply need a little tightening and body contouring. The majority of arm lift patients are massive weight loss patients that have stabilized their weight loss and do not have active medical conditions. Many of these patients complain that they have “bat wings”. Older women with significant extra skin are also often good candidates for the procedure. When there is little excess skin, but some fatty deposits, liposuction alone is a good alternative.
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What is involved in the arm lift - brachioplasty Miami?
Upper arm lifts can be done either through a small incision in the underarm or through an incision extending from the elbow to the underarm. The shorter incision is only right for those with minimal excess skin and good skin tone and elasticity. The long incision is usually used for those with significant skin to remove. This procedure is often combined with liposuction.
The benefits of an arm lift surgery
An arm lift will help reduce the excess skin and fat in your upper arms. This in turn will improve your self-image and self-confidence. Many arm lift patients report they are thrilled to be able to wear short sleeve clothing without being self-conscious.
What is involved in recovery from an arm lift?
After surgery, the surgeon will place compression garments on you. These should be worn for two to three weeks after surgery. The recovery process takes about one and two weeks and there is often a drain in place for a week. You can slowly return to normal physical activity over a couple of weeks.