If you’ve ever wished your upper arm skin would stop waving when you do, Brachioplasty, also known as an Arm Lift, may be right for you.
Arm Lift Before and After Pictures
Arm Lift FAQ’s
- Who is a good candidate for an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)? Anyone with a large amount of excess skin is candidate for an arm lift. The more excess skin, the more dramatic the improvement. If you have lost weight, and the fat has left the arms, but stretched out upper arm skin remains, Brachioplasty can reveal your hard work by removing the redundant, loose skin. Good health is also a must for any elective plastic surgery.
- What is the recovery after a Brachioplasty? You can go home the same day as your Arm Lift. Light compression sleeves are worn for several weeks afterward for support and to minimize swelling. It takes a few weeks before full activity is permitted. Scar care is instituted after surgery and is maintained until the scar is fully mature.
- What are the alternatives to an Arm Lift? Unfortunately, for very loose skin there is not substitute for Brachioplasty. Despite the promises you will find on-line, there is no dependable way to shrink the skin without surgery. However, if your upper arms are full due to disproportionate fat, and the skin retains good tone, Liposuction can offer excellent improvement without a Brachioplasty scar.
- More Brachioplasty information is available on the Dr. Mele Website on the Arm Lift page.
Brachioplasty Before and After Photos
Who should perform an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)?
When selecting a Plastic Surgeon, you want:
- a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has lots of experience with Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in general and Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) specifically.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) membership. This means Certified by the AMerican Board of Plastic Surgery, and subjected to periodic peer review for up-to-date skills, safety and ethical behavior.
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) membership means dedication to and specialization in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.
- American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgery (ASBPS) membership means your Plastic Surgeon has specific interest and experience in reshaping bodies after massive weight loss.
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- Check if your doctor is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
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- Check if your doctor has an unrestricted California Medical License. Read the disclaimer and click “Continue to Search” at the bottom. If you are not in California, Google your local medical board for a link.