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.
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