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Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)

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An arm lift removes excess skin sometimes called “bat wings” from the elbow to the axilla. It is a very powerful contouring procedure that significantly improves the patient’s ability to fit into clothing and the overall appearance of the arm contour. Most men and women seek an arm lift after significant weight loss from diet and exercise, a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve procedure.

Dr. Ikeda

Arm Lift Considerations

During your Arm Lift consultation with Dr. Marcos Ikeda, he will answer questions you may have about the procedure and will discuss any safety concerns related to the surgery.

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An arm lift is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure could take between 1 to 2 hours to complete. The arm lift can be simultaneously combined with other body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck or breast lift.

First, liposuction of the arm is performed to remove the excess of fat. Second, an ellipse excision of skin at the posterior medial aspect of the upper arm is made. If there is additional excess skin, another incision is made in the axilla. The scar is well hidden in the posterior medial aspect of the arm.

Dressings are typically applied over the incision sites. No sutures need to be removed because there are self-absorbing sutures below the skin. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting is avoided for 2 months.

To arrange a consultation with Dr. Marcos, contact our office today 281.864.0000 or text 281.515.1313.

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