Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a surgery that removes excess skin and fat in an individual’s upper arm region. What exactly does this procedure accomplish?
- Reduction of skin that sags downward
- Trims specific pockets of fat in a person’s upper arm area
- Tightens and smoothes over the supportive tissue in one’s upper arm
This surgery improves your arm’s appearance by toning the skin. This issue of sagging skin, which can not be corrected through exercise alone, is often caused by age, changes in weight and hereditary factors.
Am I a candidate for brachioplasty?
Does it sound like brachioplasty would serve you well? You may be wondering, “Am I a candidate for arm lift surgery?” If you fall under the following categories, you may be ready for this procedure:
- You do not smoke
- Your weight is stable and you are not considerably overweight
- You have undergone weight loss and have areas of excess skin
- You are healthy with no medical conditions that would impact your body’s ability to heal or increase the risk of such a procedure
- You have realistic expectations
How does it work?
After reading the list above, you realize that you are an ideal candidate for brachioplasty surgery. Your next question is probably, “How does this surgery work?”
We are glad you asked.
When choosing Pacifico Plastic Surgery, we start the process with an initial consultation. During this time, we will review your situation and determine whether you are an ideal candidate.
We begin this procedure by administering anesthesia. You can either choose general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Then, your surgeon will make an incision, the length and pattern of which will depend on the extent of the excess skin you want to be removed.
This incision is usually made in the axilla (underarm) region or back of your arm. Excess fat is removed or treated with our liposuction method. We will tighten and reshape the underlying supportive tissue in your arm with internal sutures to smooth over the skin. The incision will be closed using removable stitches or absorbable sutures.
Why Pacifico Plastic Surgery?
Dr. Biagio Pacifico, a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and his staff possess the skill and experience necessary to provide brachioplasty and a variety of other procedures to residents in the Brooklyn and Staten Island regions, as well as the rest of New York and New Jersey.
Dr. Biagio Pacifico has been providing patients with the results they want for over four years. Men and women of all ages are encouraged to inquire about his reconstructive and cosmetic services.
If you live in New York or New Jersey and wish to learn more about Pacifico Plastic Surgery or schedule an appointment at our Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey locations for brachioplasty surgery (or any other of the procedures we offer), we encourage you to call 718-761-3700 or fill out a contact form.