Brachioplasty, more commonly known as an arm lift, is a procedure that surgically tightens and tones the upper arms. While it is always recommended that you maintain a healthy weight, an active lifestyle and a consistent diet and exercise routine, these steps can sometimes only take us so far. The upper arms are among the more difficult areas when it comes to getting rid of stubborn fat. Loose skin that accompanies age or dramatic weight loss can also pose considerable problems in this area. In cases like these, brachioplasty may be able to help. Contact us at Flores Plastic Surgery to learn more about this procedure and find out if it is right for you.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Brachioplasty?
The best candidates for this procedure include patients who are in generally good health but are struggling with unwanted fat and loose skin in the upper arms. If you have not been able to tone your arms the way you would like after consistent diet and exercise, an arm lift could be the right procedure for you. This is an especially good option for those who have tried other aesthetic procedures but have still not received the results they were expecting. If you fall into this category, brachioplasty could be the right option for you. Ultimately, Dr. Flores will help you find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure during your one-on-one consultation.
What Does Brachioplasty Involve?
Brachioplasty with Dr. Flores can include liposculpture, fat excision or both. Liposculpture is often a good option for anyone who only needs to subtly sculpt their arms and remove a small amount of fat. Patients who are looking to remove both excess fat and skin, however, may benefit from a combination of procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Flores will go over your goals and expectations with you and help you decide on the best course of action for your needs.
When Will I See Results?
Results are usually fully noticeable within two to three weeks. By this point, any swelling should mostly, if not completely, disappear. Our surgeon may also recommend an exercise routine designed to help you maintain your results for as long as possible.
Because brachioplasty surgically removes fat from the upper arms and tightens the surrounding skin, your results can last for years. Many patients even find that if they maintain a stable weight following their arm lift, they may never have to worry about stubborn fat in the upper arm area again.
Find Out if Brachioplasty Is Right for You
At Flores Plastic Surgery, our trusted plastic surgeon serves the Miami area with customizable procedures just like brachioplasty. If you are interested in finding out if this procedure is right for you, contact us today to schedule your first appointment.