Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, can help you combat flabby upper arms by giving you toned, attractive arms. Flabby arms, also called bat wings or bingo wings, can cause a lot of emotional distress. Do you dread wearing sleeveless tops, because you don’t want people to see your bingo wings?

Oftentimes, flabby arms are caused by age, fluctuations in weight, or genetics, and they cannot be corrected by exercise, leaving you with surgery as an only option. Experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Takowsky in Beverly Hills will transform your arms, so you can stop wearing long sleeved shirts in the summertime.
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What is an Arm Lift?

Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic treatment that can transform the shape of your upper arm by reducing sagging skin, tightening the surrounding tissue, and reducing regions of fat in the upper arm area.

Brachioplasty is the medical term for arm lift surgery, literally translating to “arm reshaping.” The biggest pitfall with brachioplasty is that there will be some scarring afterwards. However, the scarring will be down the inside of your arm, freeing you to wear short sleeves and tank tops. In some cases, the scar can be hidden under the armpit. Arm lift surgeries generally take around 3 hours, and it is usually performed under general anesthesia and local numbing medication.

Are You a Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery?

Before undergoing arm lift surgery, Dr. Takowsky will determine your candidacy based on a few factors. The ideal arm lift candidates fit the following parameters:
  • Adult male or female with significantly lax skin in the upper arm
  • Has consistent weight and is not obese
  • Non-smoker

During your consultation, Dr. Takowsky will discuss what the results of your surgery will look like. With that said, it is important to have practical expectations of you surgery outcome.

What to Expect During Your Arm Lift Surgery with Dr. Takowsky

Arm lifts are fairly simply procedures. During your arm lift procedure, an incision will be made along the inside or back of your arm to your elbow. If there is excess fat, it will be liposuctioned out, then the underlying tissue will be reshaped with sutures, and the skin will be tightened over the contour of the muscle. Lastly, the incision will be closed with either absorbable sutures or stitches. Immediately after surgery, your arm will be bandaged with compression garments to reduce swelling, and a small tube might be placed under your skin to drain excess fluid.

Preparing For Arm Lift Surgery

One of the optimal ways to prepare for your surgery is by realizing why you are having the surgery, how it will be performed, and knowing what the results will look like. If you smoke, you should quit for months before and after the surgery. Smoking can delay your wound from healing. You will need to be nicotine-free at least two months before the surgery.

Recovery From Arm Lift Surgery

There will be some minor discomfort, swelling, and bruising after the surgery. However, you will still be able to see results immediately. You will be able to return to your routine activities after a couple of week. It will take about two weeks for your scar to heal. Dr. Takowsky will show you ways to minimize the appearance of your scar by massaging it with topical therapies. After about 4 to 6 weeks, you can resume exercising. It is a good idea to talk to Dr. Takowsky, before you start exercising.

Choose an Experienced Plastic Surgeon for Your Arm Lift Surgery

Take the next step in getting rid of your flabby bingo wings by choosing the right plastic surgeon. While arm lift surgery is fairly simple, it is still important to choose an experienced surgeon that you trust, as poorly performed arm lifts can lead to infection, unsightly scars, or nerve and muscle damage.

Dr. Gary Takowsky in Beverly Hills is a board certified plastic surgeon and exceptional arm lift provider with over 30 years of plastic surgery experience. At Gary Takowsky MD, you can expect your surgery to go as smoothly as possible with minimum scarring and optimal results. Schedule a consultation with us today at 323-676-0222.

What is Arm Lift or Brachiosplasty?

Arm Lift(Brachiosplasty)

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess fat and skin from the upper arms for a more toned, slimmer appearance. Over time, the soft tissue in the upper arm becomes lax and may begin to droop and sag, resulting in arms that appear loose and hanging. Soft sagging tissue on the upper arms may also be the result of a very successful weight loss program.Often, even an otherwise productive exercise program cannot address the inelastic skin and fat deposits that may cause sagging upper arms. Many people are embarrassed by the appearance of sagging upper arms, and seek treatment to restore a slimmer, more youthful appearance.

The arm lift procedure is ideal for patients who have a significant amount of excess, hanging skin or fat in the upper arm area, maintain a stable weight and have realistic expectations for surgery. It is also important that patients are healthy overall, with no major medical conditions that may be affected by surgery.The arm lift procedure will reduce excess skin and fat deposits between the underarm and the elbow, reshape the skin and contours of the upper arm, and give the arms a more toned appearance.

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