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Arm Lift - Brachioplasty

The armlift or brachioplasty procedure is used to eliminate excess skin and fat under the arms. Surgery is performed at our Plastic Surgery Center in Santa Rosa, CA to remove and effectively tighten the skin of the upper arms. Liposuction is sometimes used to remove fat from under the arm before the excess skin is excised.

Actual Santa Rosa Arm Lift Patient

Arm lift for a Santa Rosa woman by David E. Marcus, M.D.
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In performing an armlift, an incision is made from the armpit to the elbow on the inside of the arm. The incision is closed in layers, using absorbable sutures. These do not require removal. A deep layer of dissolving stitches, a middle layer of sutures to close the incision, and a top layer of light sutures to create a thin scar. Care is taken to avoid disturbing deeper layers of fat in order to protect the nerves, glands and veins of the arm.

Following surgery, a dressing is applied, and your arms are wrapped in elastic bandages, or a compression garment. Bruising and swelling should be minimal. The compression will be marked for at least two weeks, and pain medication may be needed for the first few days. The compression garment you are given must be worn for a week. While most people return to work after a week, you should avoid lifting anything heavy until the incisions are fully healed.

Risks include swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, scarring, numbness, which may be permanent.

Arm Lift - Quick Facts

Santa Rosa women may desire an arm lift to reduce excess fullness or sagginess of the upper arm skin

The length of an arm lift procedure may vary, but is usually completed in 2 hours.

Local anesthesia with sedation is required when performing an arm lift procedure at our surgical center.

Usually one to two weeks.

Arm Lift Video

Santa Rosa Arm Lifts

Please view our Brachioplasty video in order to see learn more about Arm Lift procedures.

3D Procedure Animations

Arm Lifts in Santa Rosa, CA

These 3D cosmetic surgery animations will help you gain a better perspecive of what the procedures entail.

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