The upper arms tend to lose their shape and become flabby due to aging or weight loss. Arm lift, or brachioplasty, performed at the practice of Jon Kurkjian, MD is aimed at resolving these issues by reducing excess fat and skin in the upper arms for a firmer, sleeker appearance.
Dr. Kurkjian is a Fort Worth plastic surgeon with additional aesthetic surgery training. He and his staff are focused on providing safe and customized surgical solutions to help his patients achieve their specific cosmetic goals.
Benefits of the Arm Lift Procedure
Arm lift surgery helps to accomplish the following:
- Reduce excess fat and skin that accumulates in the area between the underarm and elbow
- Tighten the arms for an improved contour
- Reshape the arms to achieve a more proportionate look
During a brachioplasty, an incision is made on the skin of the inner arm. The length of this incision from the arm pit to the elbow depends on the length of skin that needs to be removed. By removing the excess skin and stubborn fat and tightening the remaining skin, Dr. Kurkjian can help you achieve smoother and better toned arms.
Are you the Right Candidate for an Arm Lift?
In most cases, healthy individuals with significant upper arm skin laxity are good candidates for this procedure. Optimal results are achieved in those that have lost weight and are stable at their current weight for several months prior to surgery.
Your Initial Consultation
At your initial consultation, Dr. Kurkjian will discuss your expectations and goals. Your medical history will be reviewed and a physical examination performed to analyze your skin texture, skin elasticity, fat distribution and the tone of your muscles. Based on this evaluation, you will be provided with a personalized treatment plan to achieve your goals.
Recovery After Arm Lift Surgery
Post surgery, you may experience some tightness and swelling in your upper arms. Dressings and bandages will be applied to your incisions and you will be required to wear an elastic compression garment or bandage to reduce the swelling. Post- operative pain is usually mild and can be reduced with the prescribed medications.
Upper arm lift surgery can be combined with other cosmetic treatments such as liposuction, tummy tuck and breast procedures. From beginning to end, Dr. Kurkjian and his staff will be involved in your care to assist in a smooth and speedy recovery.
Contact Our Practice
If you would like to learn more about the arm lift procedure, or to book a consultation with our plastic surgeon, please feel free to contact our practice today.