An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the underside of the upper arm to restore a more youthful shape. Brachioplasty removes excess skin and/or fat that causes the area spanning from the elbow to the armpit to sag, producing a “winging” effect. Brachioplasty is ideal for individuals with skin laxity due to aging, significant weight loss, or genetic predisposition of the upper arms to sag or appear loose.
Arm lift before and after pictures depict real patients. These patients are chosen to represent examples of achievable results, although results vary based on initial presentation and outcome goals. The impressive outcomes shown in these before and after images underline the importance of choosing the right plastic surgeon for your needs.
Brachioplasty is a same day (outpatient) procedure. Once you arrive at our designated surgical center and speak with the anesthesiologist, you will be placed under general anesthesia.
Brachioplasty incisions are placed on the back of the arm (posteriorly) or inside the arm (medially) where the arm rests along the body depending on individual patient preference and goals. The length of the incision depends on the severity of laxity and the amount of skin to be excised. Regardless of where the incision is placed, a scar will be intermittently visible when the arm is in certain positions. After making the incision, Dr. Epstein will remove excess fat and skin from the arm. Internal sutures are placed and the remaining skin is then smoothed over the new contour of the arm prior to final sutures and dressings.
Dr. Epstein has a well-established reputation for attention to detail and consistency in providing excellent results. Patients value his attentiveness and the time he gives answering his patient’s questions and listening to their concerns. Serving Chicago’s Gold Coast, Geneva, Naperville, and Barrington, Dr. Epstein is dedicated to working with each patient to customize the best treatment plan for achieving their aesthetic goals. Schedule by contacting Dr. Epstein at Concierge Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery online or by calling 630-283-1971.
Han, H. H., Lee, M. C., Kim, S. H., Lee, J. H., Ahn, S. T., & Rhie, J. W. (2014). Upper arm contouring with brachioplasty after massive weight loss. Archives of plastic surgery, 41(3), 271–276. LINK.
Sepehr Egrari, MD, FACS, Brachioplasty: A Personal Approach, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 36, Issue 2, February 2016, Pages 193–203, LINK.
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