Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
When was the last time you wore a tank top or other type of revealing shirt? If you're living with upper arms that appear saggy and shapeless, you might have to think back quite a long time. But there\'s help: Arm lift surgery in Boca Raton from Dr. Steven Schuster or Dr. Daniel Kovacs can give you a trimmer, tighter arm appearance and increase your confidence about wearing revealing clothes.
The arm lift procedures our surgeons perform help women and men increase their confidence and comfort. Gone is the feeling that people are staring at your sagging "batwings," and you can feel better about the look of your upper arms.
Know that you are in good hands when you request a FREE consultation with a highly trained plastic surgeon like Dr. Schuster or Dr. Kovacs. Both are very caring plastic surgeons who will consider your individual needs carefully and help you think through your options.
The Basics – Boca Raton Brachioplasty
An arm lift procedure focuses on the upper arm, the part between your shoulder and elbow, to improve the loose, sagging appearance that often occurs in this region, particularly after weight loss or as we age. This procedure:
- Removes excess skin and fat that hang between the underarm and the elbow
- Helps to create a more toned and proportionate upper body appearance
- Results in a smoother, shapelier arm contour
If you are interested in an arm lift procedure, chances are your arms aren't the only area of your body you'd like to improve. Many patients who choose this procedure are also considering procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, breast enhancement and facelift in Boca Raton. Arm lift alone can dramatically improve your entire upper body appearance, but many patients are ready for a more comprehensive makeover.
Your Procedure, Your New Look
Dr. Schuster and Dr. Kovacs often perform two different types of arm lifts for Boca Raton patients. If you have a smaller amount of sagging skin, particularly focused near the armpit, a "mini" procedure can be performed to tighten and recontour the arm. The advantage of a mini-arm lift is that incisions (and as a result, scars) are contained entirely within the armpit. This procedure also requires less surgical time, taking about an hour in most cases.
For patients with more significant sagging and loose skin, the standard brachioplasty procedure is most appropriate. Using an incision that extends the length of the upper arm, Dr. Schuster or Dr. Kovacs removes loose skin and may use a Boca Raton liposuction technique to extract excess fat tissue. The incision is placed on the inside of the arm to minimize visible scars. The standard arm lift procedure takes about two hours to perform.
The Doctors Answer Your Questions
Even if you feel a bit self-conscious when you first come in, you'll probably find your consultation to be comfortable and rewarding. We'll take time to get to know you and learn about your lifestyle, and we'll make sure every one of your questions is answered. Here are a few common questions we get about arm lift in Boca Raton.
Why does the skin on my arms look so saggy?
Some people have fairly good skin tone and tightness most of their life, but we see many people who, because of fluctuations in weight, age or genetic factors have upper arms that look saggy. Upper arm exercises may be able to tighten the area to some degree and enhance muscle tone, but no amount of exercise will firm up loose, hanging skin and fat on the underside of the arms.
Will there be scarring following my Boca Raton arm lift procedure?
Almost any surgical procedure will leave some degree of scarring, and arm lift is no different. A standard arm lift procedure requires an incision that runs from the armpit to the elbow, on the inner side of the arm. Our patients often say that the resulting scar is a welcome tradeoff to enjoy a tighter, more toned arm appearance.
What if my arms have just some loose skin and I don't want to have an incision?
If this is the case then you may be a candidate for the Thermi-Tight procedure. This is a minimally invasive procedure used to tighten the skin by heating the collagen in the skin using radio frequency waves. It can be done under local anesthesia with minimal downtime. Final results take three to six months.
To learn more about our arm lift procedures, speak to Dr. Schuster or Dr. Kovacs with your questions or concerns. Call us at Request an Appointment form. Our liposuction patients come to us from Parkland, Delray Baech, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton and neighboring cities and towns.to schedule your consultation. For your convenience, you can use our online