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An arm lift or brachioplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure in which the surgeon removes excess fat and skin from the upper arms. The surgeon may also tighten the muscles and other tissues to give the arm a more defined and toned appearance. Arm lifts are often done on patients who have lost a lot of weight.

What Does the Procedure Involve?

Depending on the amount of tissue being removed, the surgeon may choose from any of several different techniques. For example, if the surgeon is removing only a small amount of fat and skin, certain methods may be used vs. larger amounts of tissue. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove the excess fat. The procedure is entirely customized based on the patient’s wants and needs.

Who is a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?

The ideal candidate will be a patient in overall good health with realistic expectations. They should also be at a healthy and stable weight. Weight fluctuations could undo the results of the procedure and leave the patient with more hanging skin. Patients whose skin still has some elasticity get the best results from arm lift procedures.

What is the Recovery Like?

Our surgical team will make sure you know the details of the recovery well in advance. You may be able to return to work when you can comfortably move your arms. Most patients need to take off some time, and they will need help with certain tasks. After total healing, the full results of the procedure can really be enjoyed.

Make an Appointment Today

Are you sick and tired of the excess skin and fat on your arms? Consider an arm lift performed by Dr. Zelko at Zelko Aesthetics, located in Greenfield and Westmont. Contact us today to book an initial consultation!

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