Arm reduction plastic surgery is offered by the board certified plastic surgeon, Mune Gowda MD, FACS. Arm reduction also known as “brachioplasty” or an “arm lift”, reduces excess skin and fat from the upper arm and is a very rewarding procedure for both patient and surgeon. The arm lift surgery targets the area between the underarm and the elbow and contours the arm. Brachioplasty results in smoother skin and a more toned appearance.
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How Brachioplasty Works
Before arm lift surgery begins your upper arms will be marked to outline were the incisions will be made. The surgery is usually conducted under a general anaesthetic and takes approximately 90 minutes. The length of the incision, and the final scar, starts at your underarm and finishes at the elbow, and excess skin is removed to restore the shape to a more natural contour.
When performing this arm lift procedure, Dr. Gowda uses advanced techniques that do not interfere with the lymphatic vessels, veins, and nerves in the tissue, allowing for a quick and successful recovery — a significant improvement over the traditional arm lift.
Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery Include:
- Removes loose underarm skin, particularly after weight loss
- Tightens and tones the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
- Reduces bulky fat in the upper arms
- Creates a better contoured arm shape
The arm lift surgery procedure recovery time depends on the patient but is generally fast to heal. As an isolated procedure, arm reduction is usually performed as “out-patient day surgery”, although this procedure is often combined with other procedures such as liposuction.
As with all of Dr. Gowda’s plastic surgery, this is a highly individual and customized treatment. No two patients ever present with quite the same arms picture but all patients desire similar results – less circumference and fat in the arm.
Men or woman with excessive loose skin and unwanted fat deposits are ideally suited to the arm Lift / brachioplasty procedure. If you suffer with mild to moderate loose skin, your arms may be more suitable to treat with liposuction alone and/or a skin tightening procedure.
Arm Lift Recovery
Recovery usually takes between 2 to 6 weeks (this will vary from case to case). During this time, strenuous activity should be avoided so that you do not prolong recovery. Exercise should be kept at a mild to moderate level. A compression garment will need to be worn for around 3 weeks after the surgery. This helps with post-operative swelling, assists in the healing process and helps to reduce the possibility of fluid build-up.
Results are permanent, provided no drastic weight gain occurs. The natural process of ageing may affect the result.
As a best in class plastic surgeon, Dr. Gowda provides highly personalized and comprehensive care. His philosophy regarding the physician/patient relationship is based on trust and has earned him one of the most respected reputations in South East Michigan. The top rated plastic surgeon uses the latest techniques to provide the most natural-looking results possible for your brachioplasty (arm lift) plastic surgery procedure
For more information about brachioplasty plastic surgery (arm lift plastic surgery)the plastic surgeries we offer or to schedule a consultation with the board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gowda, please contact either our Novi or Troy (Michigan) plastic surgery practice:
Novi, MI Plastic Surgery Office
26850 Providence Parkway
Novi, MI 48374
Troy, MI Plastic Surgery Office
3270 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084