An arm lift is technically termed a brachioplasty. It is a cosmetic surgery procedure to reshape and improve the contours of the upper arms and the connecting area of the chest wall. In this procedure, excess fat and skin are removed between the elbow and the armpit, and underlying tissues are smoothed and tightened. Arm lift is often recommended for patients who have loose, sagging skin or drooping undersides of the upper arms.
Dr. Darren Smith has unparalleled training, and that leads to superlative outcomes. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has completed both an aesthetic surgery fellowship and a craniofacial fellowship.
Our practice is dedicated to providing the highest level of service and patient care. You can expect a warm, friendly, comfortable environment, advanced patient safety protocols, and personalized aftercare, in addition to exceptional results with your arm lift.
When it comes to your needs, Dr. Smith is a conservative surgeon. He never just jumps into advising surgery. He takes all the time he needs to assess the correct approach and focuses on building long-term relationships with his patients.
As we age, the skin on the upper arms loses its elasticity and begins to sag. Significant weight loss can also cause droopy upper arms. Exercise can strengthen the upper arms and improve muscle tone, but it cannot correct loose, sagging skin.
Results of arm lift surgery are long-lasting. However, the normal aging process will continue and could result in some changes. Your results could also be affected if you gain or lose a significant amount of weight.
All surgical body contouring procedures involve some discomfort. Most patients only require prescription pain medications for the first few days after an arm lift and report that pain and discomfort are tolerable.