It is very common for excess skin to accumulate in the upper arms, leading to a sagging and wrinkled appearance. Arm lift surgery, medically referred to as brachioplasty, eliminates inelastic skin in the arms and tightens the remainder for a much firmer, more youthful appearance. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. James F. Boynton, can provide you with results that look very natural and smooth, helping you attain a more toned look to your upper arms.
Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery
Weight loss, the natural process of aging, and heredity can all be contributing factors to an excess of loose, “flabby” skin in the arms. This condition affects millions of people, and it can be difficult, if not impossible, to correct with standard exercise routines. Arm lift surgery reduces the inelastic skin and then redrapes the remaining skin, giving it a tighter and smoother appearance.
The Arm Lift Surgery Procedure
Dr. Boynton’s arm lift surgery technique typically involves a combination of liposuction and skin excision, and it is designed to provide excellent results without the necessity of drains after the procedure. His technique minimizes any injury to sensory nerves and “undermining” tissue, which has historically led to fluid collection and skin problems in other, more traditional arm lift techniques. Once Dr. Boynton has eliminated pockets of fat and removed the excess skin, he will pull the remaining skin taut, and then close the incisions. He is very skilled with this procedure and will work to make sure that any resulting scars are as light as possible.
Arm lift surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure. Most patients are able to resume normal daily routines within one week after treatment. Dr. Boynton will caution you against engaging in strenuous activity or heavy lifting for a few weeks following arm lift surgery. Results will be noticeable immediately. Once the initial swelling has subsided, the full results of arm lift surgery will be apparent.
Arm lift surgery can be performed in combination with other body contouring procedures to provide you with a more comprehensive body makeover.
Contact Boynton Plastic Surgery
If you would like more information on arm lift procedures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Boynton, please contact Boynton Plastic Surgery online or via phone today.