What is an Arm Lift?
In Newport Beach, board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi understands that your busy schedule can get in the way of taking care of yourself. 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, like the upper arm. SSK Plastic Surgery offers arm lift surgery to remove excess skin from the upper arm to create a slimmer profile that will compliment your shape.
"Dr. Kelishadi is amazing!!! He made me feel so comfortable! I had Breast Augmentation May 26th. I'm three months out and loving my results! I was very self conscious about my chest. My breasts shrunk due to breast feeding. I didn't even want to change in front of my husband. (he loved them no matter what lol) and now I am feeling so great about it! He said he's even noticed a boost in my confidence level. I love it! i feel good..i feel sexy. I never thought I would actually go through with getting this done, but Dr. Kelishadi and his staff helped me with every step of the way. He was very caring and checked up on me after surgery. His staff was very nice as well. All so helpful! I highly recommend him!"- J.V. / Yelp / Jul 27, 2017
"Tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift/revision & augmentation & fat transfer - 4 kids (2 of them being c-sections) you think you know where this story is going, right?? Nope! I actually had nice skin (not a flat tire) but saggy, uneven boobs and a big, belly...from POOR EATING HABITS. I came to talk to K wanting a mommy makeover but he gave me so much more. After meeting with me he explained that given my BMI, he would not perform the surgery until I lost weight. It was the best thing that he could've ever done for me because he didn't just give me a mommy makeover, he gave me a lifestyle change which is a mental consciousness of my health.3 months later, I was within a healthy weight and today, I'm 10 days post op. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift/revision and augmentation. I had a fat transfer and liposuction. I will not lie. IT HURTS. Well, it hurt. Today it's more irritating to be lying in a beach chair type position lol! Day 1 was fine because I was doped up. Day 2-5 I regretted doing it. I cried. I asked myself 100x why I did this but it's ok. It's mentally exhausting. But YOU CAN DO IT. You'll cry. Scream. Yell. Question it all. But you will be SO HAPPY you gave yourself this gift. You are in the BEST of hands. I'm only days days post op but I know a year from now I'll be back on here smiling and answering your questions as you go through your journey."- K. / RealSelf / Oct 30, 2022
"I went to this office to have bio identical hormones inserted under my skin. Everyone in this office is kind and professional. I was treated extremely well and felt comfortable that I was getting great care and indeed I was! I highly recommend SSK Plastic Surgery!"- S.L. / Yelp / Oct 20, 2022
"Dr. Kelishadi and his wonderful team are beyond words- seriously incredible! I scheduled a consult with him, went and immediately knew he was the one for me. Valerie at the front desk loves her job, and you can tell just by speaking with her over the phone. When I went in for my consult, I was greeted warmly by Dr. Kelishadi, Sherry, Aida and every other member of his team. They all stopped to say "Hello" and "Welcome!" After spending an hour-long consult with Dr. Kelishadi I felt validated, heard, and confident. I went ahead and booked the surgery at the end of my consult and never looked back. I did not schedule a consultation with an other surgeons because I knew he would get it right! Back story: I was unsatisfied with my previous lift and implants. My previous surgeon had even completed a revision, yet still didn’t get it right. Turns out I had the wrong profile implants and the wrong type of lift from the beginning. Insert Dr. Kelishadi and I am over the moon with my results!He completed a revision with a lift (lollipop) and placed Ultra High Profile implants to give me the exact look I wanted. Seriously, look no further. He is the one for you!"- T.C. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2022
"Dr. Kelishadi and his team are absolutely amazing.I was searching for a new plastic surgeon and thankfully I found an awesome Dr.From my first phone call Valerie was fantastic. She made me feel very comfortable.I booked my consultation and after meeting Dr.Kelishadi , I knew he was the man for the job. 8/9/22 I had my implants replaced and a lift . I am now 3 weeks post op breasts are looking amazing.Everyone at SSK from the front office to the back office and the surgery site have been pleasant and very professional.Definitely do recommend Dr. Kelishadi....Thank you."- O.L. / Yelp / Aug 29, 2022
Why Should I Receive an Arm Lift?
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, but it can be surgically excised.
How is AN ARM LIFT Performed?
As your Orange County Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kelishadi 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.
- Dr. Kelishadi will make an incision that may be limited or may extend from your armpit to your elbow. He will then tailor-tack the skin flaps that he raised and measure the ideal amount of excess skin to help you obtain a tight contour. This requires a fine balance because Dr. Kelishadi's goal is 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 and meticulously planned to be difficult to see. 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.
- During your recovery, Dr. Kelishadi and the staff at SSK Plastic Surgery will help you create a careful plan to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
Plan Your Procedure
Restore Your Body
After your Orange County arm lift, you'll be saying, “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.