Eliminate Excess Skin and Show Off Your Arms Again
Many people suffer from excess arm skin between their elbow and their underarm area. This can cause discomfort and difficulty wearing certain clothing, as well as an aesthetically unpleasing appearance. Excessive arm skin and tissue can be a family trait/genetic, a result of aging or due to massive weight loss. Whatever the cause, an arm lift can help to correct this issue and give you shapely, contoured arms. Often paired with other body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or breast reduction, an arm lift (brachioplasty) is a great option for those in good health who have excess skin and fat tissue that sags from the underside of the arm.
Depending on the quality of your skin and amount of tissue that needs to be removed, Dr. Bosbous may suggest liposuction to the area as well. His consultations are always highly individualized and he strives to meet each patient’s unique needs and desires. Dr. Bosbous takes pride in building trusting relationships with his arm lift patients in the Milwaukee area and enjoys helping them reach their body contouring goals.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift in Milwaukee?
There are several benefits of an arm lift procedure. Your brachioplasty surgery may positively affect the following areas:
- Arm shape/size/contour
- Arm movement/mobility
- Personal hygiene
Arm Lift Procedure
Brachioplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure at an accredited hospital or surgical center. Typically lasting 2-3 hours, the procedure requires an incision to be made along the inside or posterior aspect of the arm from the elbow to the underarm area. Excess fat and skin will be removed, sometimes with the addition of liposuction. Dr. Bosbous will make every effort to minimize scar length and maximize scar healing, however patients should be aware that the scars from this surgery will be visible depending on the position of their arm. During the pre-operative consultation, Dr. Bosbous will specifically review scar position with you.
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Arm Lift Recovery and Results
Arm muscles are not affected by the brachioplasty procedure. You will need to elevate your arms for the first few days after surgery. To minimize swelling and assist with healing you will be placed into a compression garment/dressing. Common complications from brachioplasty may include but are not limited to prolonged swelling and bruising, infection or delayed wound healing. Dr. Bosbous will give you personalized care instructions in an attempt to minimize complications. After an arm lift procedure, patients typically return to work and light activity in 7-10 days and are able to resume exercise and more vigorous activity after 3-4 weeks.
To get started on your arm lift surgery in Milwaukee, contact us today to schedule a confidential and complimentary consultation and get the process going!