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Brachioplasty IN LOS ANGELES, CA

Tired of Hiding Your Arms?

Age, heredity, and drastic weight changes (particularly after weight loss surgery) can all contribute to sagging arm skin, which cannot be tightened by exercise and diet alone. Underarm fat and loose skin can be removed during an upper arm lift, often referred to as a Brachioplasty. The procedure is the most effective way to get rid of bat wings or extra skin that hangs from your arms. You can once again show off your arms with an arm lift at Los Angeles' prestigious Marina Plastic Surgery. We strive to deliver the best brachioplasty Los Angeles has to offer. One of your most noticeable features that are frequently shown in photos is your arms. Sadly, they are one of the hardest areas to tone because they are prone to flabby skin and extra fat. Stop feeling self-conscious about your arms now. Make an appointment for a consultation today to find out if an arm lift is a suitable choice for you.

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What is Brachioplasty?

The most effective and long-lasting method to remove extra skin and recontour the arms is arm lift surgery, which is typically performed as an outpatient treatment. It may be done in conjunction with other body reshaping procedures like liposuction to eliminate superfluous fat and provide arms and other areas with a more toned, sculpted appearance. Additionally, it may be carried out as a component of a more extensive body lift procedure, such as in conjunction with additional procedures like a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or breast lift, or as part of a Mommy Makeover for people who have significantly lost weight.

What are the benefits of an Arm Lift?

You might combine your brachioplasty with additional body-contouring procedures like liposuction to get rid of unwanted fat and give your arms and other areas a more toned, sculpted appearance. Additional advantages include getting rid of the "bat wing" look on your arms, treating problem areas that recur despite exercise and dietary restrictions, managing extra fat and loose skin on the arms, and allowing you to wear short- or sleeved clothing without feeling self-conscious. Following an arm lift procedure, patients report an improvement in looking and feeling better about themselves.

Am I a good candidate for Brachioplasty?

A brachioplasty is an ideal choice for people who are older or who have lost a lot of weight and have extra fat and loose skin on their upper arms. The best person for an arm lift is someone who has reached a stable, normal weight but wants to get rid of loose skin under their arms. The doctors at Marina Plastic Surgery have a wealth of experience with this procedure and know that many people choose to get an arm lift along with liposuction for better contours.

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Your Brachioplasty Procedure

You will be advised by your surgeon to avoid smoking six weeks prior to your surgery and refrain from taking any prescriptions that could cause increased bleeding during an arm lift procedure. Make sure to avoid eating or drinking after midnight the day before surgery. Take the prescription anti-nausea medication with a sip of water the morning before surgery, and do not wear any perfume, deodorant, or makeup.

For your safety and comfort, the arm lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Your operation will likely take between two and four hours to complete. There are several ways to perform arm lift surgery. Your surgeon may use more or less invasive approaches and incisions depending on the level of repair required. Remember that being well hydrated both before and after the treatment is crucial for a successful procedure and a quick recovery.

Brachioplasty Recovery

Your recovery could take anything from a few days to a week or more, depending on the method selected. You will experience bruising, swelling, and soreness following surgery, which can persist for two to four weeks as the healing process progresses. Compression clothing or dressings can be worn around the arms to lessen swelling, improve circulation, and enhance the healing process. Bandages should be left on for up to six weeks.

You can go back to work in two to four weeks, but you should take it easy and avoid strenuous activity for at least four to six weeks. Your hands may enlarge as a result of gravity and frequent usage of your arms. This is quite normal and ought to go away by itself. Elevation and compression treatments will help prevent the swelling from getting too excessive.

Brachioplasty Results

You'll see smaller arms highlighting your underlying muscular definition after the swelling goes down. Although your brachioplasty surgery does not increase muscle mass, it makes your muscles more visible. As a result, you'll feel more confident exposing your arms and more at ease wearing the clothes you adore.

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Schedule your Los Angeles Brachioplasty consultation at Marina Plastic Surgery today

Your consultation is necessary for the treatment to be effective. During your private, one-on-one consultation, you can talk to one of our skilled plastic surgeons about your cosmetic goals and expectations. After assessing your skin and tissue laxity, your specialist will decide on the best surgical approach for you, draft your surgery plan, and provide you instructions on how to get ready for your Los Angeles brachioplasty. Marina Plastic Surgery invites fly-in clients for consultations and serves customers from Los Angeles and the neighboring areas.

Brachioplasty FAQs

Following your surgery, you can have some pain and discomfort in addition to apparent swelling and bruising. These symptoms should disappear in seven to ten days. Use over-the-counter painkillers if your discomfort is persistent. However, be sure to adhere to your post-operative instructions for the best recovery.

Although they are rare, complications can include bleeding, infection, chronic swelling, altered sensation, scarring, and asymmetry. According to your surgeon's preoperative and postoperative instructions, you may lessen your likelihood of experiencing these problems.

A cosmetic surgery called Brachioplasty is typically not covered by health insurance. However, Marina Plastic Surgery does provide financing and payment options for your convenience.


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