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Arm Lift Procedure

The arm lift is a plastic surgery procedure that targets the upper arm. Much like a facelift or a thigh lift, this treatment option is designed to tighten skin and decrease laxity in a certain part of the body. Aging and weight gain take their toll on the upper arm, which can sag or droop.

Are you interested in learning more about the arm lift procedure? Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift is sometimes referred to as an upper arm lift because it only affects the portion of the arm from the elbow to the shoulder. The medical term for an arm lift is brachioplasty. Patients elect to receive an arm lift procedure to:

It's important to note that brachioplasty is not a fat-reduction procedure. It is often paired with arm liposuction, which is a treatment specifically designed to remove large quantities of fat from the upper arm.

How Does an Arm Lift Work?

No two arm lifts are identical because every person has his or her unique arm shape and length. In general, there are two options for the arm lift procedure: limited incision and standard.

During a limited incision procedure, only a small incision is made. This option is preferable for those who seek a minor change in arm appearance and a smaller scar. During a standard procedure, the incision is larger, but it produces more drastic results as well.

During either arm lift treatment:

After an arm lift, some amount of downtime is expected. Before the procedure, the surgeon will likely provide guidelines or advice to ensure a safe, speedy recovery.

Request Arm Lift Information Today

An arm lift is a great way to restore a youthful, toned look to your arms. If you would like to know more about the brachioplasty procedure, call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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