Our busy lives can get in the way of taking care of ourselves. Bouts of stress and insufficient exercise add to the cycle of weight fluctuations. In some cases, patients have lost significant weight (for example, 100 pounds), but are left with excess fat or excessively loose skin in areas that exercise does not seem to touch.
Although fat can be removed from problematic areas via liposuction, excessive skin remains. The skin hangs and shakes from beneath your upper arms, including when you wave. Excessive skin is unsightly, interferes with the fit of your clothing, and can be excised.
Our Solution: Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) in Orange County
As your Orange County plastic surgeon, I can perform various levels of brachioplasty, depending on the amount of loose skin to be removed. Severe cases that mimic wings require an extended arm lift. In many cases, liposuction is needed to reduce fat and improve contour in the areas of the arm that cannot be reached with our incision. In patients who have excess arm fat but tight skin, liposuction may be all that is needed. Together, we will discuss your goals and decide the most-effective strategy to achieve the look you desire.
- I will make an incision that may be limited or may extend from your armpit to your elbow. I will then tailor-tack the skin flaps that I raise and measure the ideal amount of excess skin I can cut to help you obtain a tight contour; this requires a fine balance because I’m trying to achieve a “tension-free” closure so that your scars will heal nicely and minimize their widening over time.
- Incisions for brachioplasty in Orange County are some of the least forgiving if not meticulously planned. Based on your skin and tissue quality, we will decide the ideal placement of your incisions so that scars 1) are as concealed as possible and 2) will heal properly.
- Under average circumstances this is an outpatient procedure; stitches are removed 1 week later; after 4-6 weeks you may resume normal activities with your upper body.
What is the arm lift cost?
What should you expect from Plastic Surgeons in Orange County and your personal recovery? At SSK Plastic Surgery, (949) 515-SURG, our careful plan with you and my skilled care will ensure your safety and satisfaction. After your Orange County arm lift, it’ll be “Bye-bye, long sleeves!” and “Hello, sleeveless!”
Other common areas for liposuction and contouring are the jawline and neck, the back, the bra-strap region, the midsection, and the thighs. A combination of surgical and nonsurgical improvements will complement one another for a more-balanced look of cosmetic enhancement.