What is an Arm Lift?
Age, weight loss, bariatric surgery – these are a few of the reasons a patient might develop excess tissue and skin on their upper arms. To combat this, Janiga MDs offers brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery. This procedure is designed to tighten and remove excess fat and skin from the upper arm. Dr. Timothy Janiga has found this procedure to be effective for both men and women who are self-conscious about excess tissue and sagging upper arm skin.
Dr. Janiga performs arm lift surgery in an outpatient surgery center using general anesthesia. It involves an incision along the inner side of the upper arm that allows for the removal of excess skin and fatty tissues. Liposuction can be incorporated into the procedure depending on the patient’s desired outcome. Dr. Janiga can modify the extent of the incision depending on the amount of excess skin present.
A mini brachioplasty is available for the removal of minor amounts of excess fat and skin. This version is performed by Dr. Janiga in an outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia as well. During the procedure, an incision is placed under the armpit. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the incision is closed.
These procedures take one to two hours with another hour of recovery time before going home.
Recovery and Results
Swelling and bruising may last a few weeks. You can expect to return to work within five to seven days. Full results are expected within three to six months. Dr. Janiga recommends a compression garment on the upper arm for a few weeks after brachioplasty.
Once fully recovered, you can expect a slimmer, tighter and more contoured upper arm.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Janiga for an arm lift in our Reno plastic surgery offices, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.