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Many women, and some men, are predisposed to the accumulation of fatty tissue in their upper arms. Even in those who may be otherwise thin and young, this predisposition may lead to an unattractive flabbiness, characterized by loose skin or over-sized upper arms. Some Sacramento cosmetic surgery patients have spent a considerable amount of time in the gym, trying to correct this problem, but for all of their efforts they are not making a difference in the flabbiness under their arms. The good news is that these patients may be just one step away from enjoying the benefits of their efforts and revealing more slender, attractive arms. That final step is arm lift plastic surgery in Sacramento from Dr. Scott Green.

A surgical procedure such as brachioplasty or laser-assisted liposuction in Sacramento may be the difference between not being able to fit your arms into your clothing, and being comfortable and confident in clothing that shows off your arms. In some cases liposuction alone is sufficient to ameliorate this condition, and restore a firmer, more athletic tone to your upper arms. In other cases a brachioplasty may be recommended. In this procedure Dr. Green removes loose skin and excess fatty tissue from your upper arms to optimize your result. Whether liposuction alone is sufficient, or whether you are a candidate for brachioplasty with liposuction, Dr. Green’s skill and experience will help you obtain the smooth, natural and firm upper arm appearance you are looking for.

What You Should Know About Upper Arm Lift

Brachioplasty is an upper arm lift cosmetic surgery procedure. It removes fatty deposits and excess skin from the arm, resulting in more pleasing contours to the arm and a firmer toned appearance. The procedure does result in scarring to the arm, which can be minimized by a talented plastic surgeon such as Dr. Green. Sacramento plastic surgery patients can expect to experience some swelling and discomfort in the upper arm following surgery. Minimal pain medications are generally sufficient to reduce this discomfort to a tolerable level. A compression garment is placed on the arm to promote healing and minimize swelling. Ordinarily the garment should be kept in place for two weeks. The average time of healing and recovery from brachioplasty surgery is 2 to 6 weeks. Many patients are able to return to work 1 to 2 weeks after their arm lift surgery.

Arm lift is a popular surgery for patients who have lost a lot of weight through their own diet and exercise plan or through bariatric surgery. Other common plastic surgery procedures for people who have lost significant weight include a lower body lift, thigh lift, and a tummy tuck in Sacramento.

How an Arm Lift is Performed

Arm lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure the surgeon will make zigzag incisions in the skin of the upper arm to excise the excess skin and fat from the area. The skin is then stretched and stitched together. Depending on the technique used during the surgery, drains and/or stitches may need to be removed in the first week or 2 of recovery.

Your First Step

Unlike some Sacramento plastic surgeons, Dr. Scott Green places great importance on the value of the in-person consultation. He looks forward to meeting with you to learn more about your aesthetic goals. Request a consultation with Dr. Green online and discover what results you can achieve through an arm lift or other cosmetic surgery options.