Excess fat and sagging skin on the arms can be a source of insecurity for many people and may cause them to feel limited in their clothing options. An arm lift or brachioplasty is a cosmetic procedure used to shape and define the upper arms. This specialized plastic surgery procedure can help men and women who have lost a large amount of weight or would like to remove sagging, loose skin that has developed over the years due to gravity and age.
Contact Dr. Greg Chernoff, board certified plastic surgeon at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa about the two treatment options for patients looking to improve the appearance and contour of their arms.
Who can benefit from an Arm Lift surgery?
For patients looking to remove small quantities of excess fat that are not responding to diet and exercise, Dr. Chernoff offers arm reduction treatments that:
- Removes and reduces excess fat and arm tissue
- Tightens sagging/drooping skin by reshaping the supportive arm tissue
- Reduces fat pockets in the upper arms
- Tightens and tones arms
- Produces long-lasting results*
Our patients will often combine an Arm Lift with other body shaping procedures such as Liposuction of the abdomen, hips, and/or thighs. Additionally, our patients having surgical face procedures, such as an Eyelid lift, Facelift, or Neck lift, may benefit from an Arm Lift completed along with their other procedures.
A customized treatment plan will be developed in your initial consultation in order to help you achieve the best possible results.
What types of Arm Lift surgery are offered?
Dr. Greg Chernoff offers arm lift treatments, or brachioplasty, to help treat sagging skin as a result of dramatic weight loss or the aging process. In this procedure, excess tissue is surgically removed from the arm area, which will result in a discrete scar on the back of the arm.
Arm reduction treatments also use ultrasound assisted liposuction to remove excess fat and tighten the skin in the treated area. This option is best for patients with good skin tone and elasticity. In some cases, Dr. Chernoff may recommend non-surgical skin tightening treatments in combination with the liposuction treatments.
Some patients may require both liposuction and skin subtraction to achieve their aesthetic goals.
Before surgery, Dr. Chernoff will review a patient’s overall medical history and general health and determine the best approach.
PREPARING FOR ARM LIFT SURGERYPrior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.
After Surgery Care
After your arm lift surgery, incisions are covered with bandages and your arms will be wrapped in elastic bandages to minimize swelling. Directly following your arm lift surgery, we recommend that patients rest and limit activity.* Dr. Chernoff requires patients to wear a compression garment that is provided to you after your surgery. This garment promotes healing and optimizes the results of your surgery.
Dr. Chernoff will help determine when you can resume your normal activities; weight training and aerobic exercise should be avoided while your body heals. Post-surgery pain is mild-to-moderate and can be managed with oral pain killers.*
Following your arm lift surgery, Dr. Chernoff and our dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your arms following your surgery to promote healing while reducing discomfort.
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery patients who travel to our Santa Rosa office for their Arm Lift can choose to stay in our Guest House after their procedure. Our staff will advise you with the details.
What Results Can You Expect?
With the expert removal of your excess arm fat and skin, the results achieved are tighter and more toned arms. Initial results will be obscured by swelling and bruising, and a scar will remain where the incision was made. Results of this procedure are typically long-lasting, but excessive weight gain or weight loss can alter the effects of the surgery.*
Why Dr. Greg Chernoff for Your Body Augmentation, Shaping & Contouring Surgery?
When considering cosmetic surgery, finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your body augmentation, shaping and contouring cosmetic surgeon. You only have one body and you want to be sure to select the “best” plastic surgeon for your procedure.
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA you can be reassured that he has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
You can trust your arm lift surgery to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. Dr. Chernoff is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of face and body cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.