• Dr. Audrey Farahmand (239) 332-2388
Female Plastic Surgeon in Fort Myers Dr Audrey Farahmand Female Plastic Surgeon

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arm lift

What is it?

Arm lifting, otherwise known as brachioplasty, is a procedure where excess skin and fatty tissue is surgically excised from the arms from the armpit to the elbow. Weight loss, genetic predisposition, and advancing age all contribute to the sagging appearance of arms. Patients whose skin excess is confined to the upper third of the arm may be candidates for minimal incision brachioplasty. Patients with good skin elasticity and no excess skin may be good candidates for liposuction alone.


The Consult
At your initial consult, Dr. Farahmand will review your medical history and perform a physical exam and determine if you are a good candidate for arm lifting. She will explain the placement of the incision, the recovery process, and the risks involved. She will develop a customized plan for you and answer any of your questions. If you are a better candidate for liposuction or minimal incision brachioplasty, she will advise you of this.

The Pre- Operative Appointment
At this visit, Dr. Farahmand will explain all of your pre-operative and post-operative instructions. Photos will be taken. You will be able to ask any questions about the procedure.

The Surgery
Armlifting, or brachioplasty, is performed as an outpatient procedure. On the day of surgery, you will meet the anesthesiologist. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Farahmand begins by usually performing liposuctioning of the arms to help contour them. Then, the excess skin and fat is excised down the length of the arm from the armpit to the elbow. The tissue is closed in three layers of absorbable buried sutures. Compression dressings are applied .


Dr. Farahmand advises her arm lift patients to avoid raising their arm above 90 degrees at the shoulder to avoid excess tension on the incisions. Compressions garments are used for 3 weeks after the surgery. Patients can return to work after one week if they work at a desk or do not have to perform lifting for their jobs. Patients are given instructions for scar treatments once their incisions are healed.


“Kindness…patience…the time you spend to explain every detail of the procedure and all the visits at my bedside. You are wonderful. Thank you for everything. ”
— Miss M

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