find out everything about your arm lift options
find out everything about your arm lift options
The exact surgical steps performed during your brachioplasty is customized according to your concerns. You’ll be woken up and taken to the recovery room, where you’ll spend a couple of hours under the watchful eye of Dr. Gartner, the anesthesiologist and a dedicated team of nurses.
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Dr. Gartner will give you a list of instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. Follow them to make your experience a safer one, as well as speed up your recovery and improve your results. These instructions will include what to do, and not to do, before your surgery.
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What Is An Arm Lift?
An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, can help you achieve a more proportionate upper body contour without the excess weight of sagging skin and excessive arm fat. If you're self-conscious about wearing t-shirts, tank tops, or bathing suits due to loose skin and excess fat on your upper arms, you may have tried diet and exercise without success. Unfortunately, with age and significant weight loss, the appearance of your arms may worsen. An arm lift is a safe and effective solution to tighten sagging skin and eliminate fat for a more sculpted arm appearance. Dr. Gartner can help you achieve highly satisfying results, just like our other patients.
Tighten sagging skin, Eliminate unwanted fat, Smooth out folds and deep creases and Create a more sculpted appearance.
The ability to get back to work in about a week or two, No more irritation caused by sagging skin and folds, Leaner arms with possibly better muscular definition, Leaner arms with possibly better muscular definition, The freedom to wear short sleeves, tank tops and bathing suits without embarrassment and The joy of a more proportionate upper body contour that is no longer weighed down by excessively large arms.
Brachioplasty is designed for men and women who dislike the loose skin, and possibly excess fat, that exists in their upper arms. If you are considering an arm lift, you should be at a stable and healthy weight. This is because dramatic weight loss following your surgery may adversely affect your results.
Smokers should understand that they’ll be asked to stop smoking for a few weeks before and after their surgery. This is to reduce the risk of complications and improve their recovery rate.
The following is a list of rare complications that are related to arm lift surgery:
Complications arising from anesthesia, Infection, Bleeding, Blood clots, Seroma and hematoma, Nerve damage, causing temporary or permanent sensory changes, Undesirable aesthetic outcome, Abnormal scarring
Your surgery will be performed at our state-of-the-art surgical facility.
Our facility is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
AAAASF medicare certification is considered the gold standard in accreditation and one of the highest certifications any ambulatory center can obtain in the country.
What To Expect During An Arm Lift Consultation
In your initial consultation, you’ll discuss your aesthetic concerns with Dr. Gartner. Make sure you express them honestly and frankly, as doing so makes it easier for Dr. Gartner to determine a treatment plan that will better achieve your desired outcome.
You’ll find out about brachioplasty and the risks related to the surgery. Dr. Gartner will examine your arms and determine whether a full or minimal incision (modified) brachioplasty is required to adequately address your concerns.
Full brachioplasty is designed for extensive rejuvenation of the entire length of the arm, while modified brachioplasty is suitable for patients who have mainly excess skin close to the armpit or the inner upper third of the arm.
Dr. Gartner will also review your medical history and current condition to ensure the procedure is safe. Some conditions, such as reoccurring infections and hindered lymphatic drainage, may make the surgery unsafe for you. To improve your results, you should be at an ideal and stable weight.
One of the most common questions patients ask about arm lift surgery is the scar. Dr. Gartner will let you know how much scarring you can expect, and what you can do to minimize its appearance.
HOWEVER, THE ONLY WAY TO REALLY KNOW IF YOU’RE A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR SURGERY IS BY TALKING TO DR. GARTNER DURING YOUR PRIVATE MEDICAL CONSULTATION. LIKE OUR OTHER PATIENTS, YOU’LL FIND BRACHIOPLASTY TO ACHIEVE A HIGHLY SATISFYING IMPROVEMENT OF YOUR ARM CONTOUR.
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You may be suitable for a minimal incision arm lift, also known as modified brachioplasty. This involves a small scar in the armpit only.
Liposuction may be performed as well to reduce the circumference of your arm, giving you a leaner look. The minimal incision arm lift has been found to achieve high rates of satisfaction for suitable patients, according to a recent study.
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You’ll probably feel a little discomfort following your surgery. You may also feel some numbness in your arms. These are considered temporary and gradually go away as the days and weeks pass. Your arms will be swollen and bruised—your compression garment will help control both so please wear it as advised, removing it only when showering.
It’s important that you spend the first part of your recovery resting quietly at home. While you should get plenty of sleep, you should also move around a bit to minimize the risk of developing blood clots.
Most patients find that they feel good enough to return to work in about a week. You may be able to do so as well if your job isn’t physically demanding.
You should wait until about three or four weeks after your surgery before you return to the gym, and four to five weeks before you start upper body weight training. Start off slowly to avoid injuring yourself.
An arm lift can achieve quite dramatic results. Your arms will be leaner, more sculpted and toned, having a better contour that’s more proportionate with the rest of your body. Enjoy showing off your new arms in short sleeves and tank tops!
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