Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Farbod Esmailian performs all aspect of body contouring after massive weight loss surgery. Situated in Long Beach, arm lifts and brachioplasty are part of the surgeries that are performed for patients who have lost significant weight and now have loss skin around the arm pits and upper arms.
Orange county plastic surgeon, Dr. Esmailian performs both types of arm lift and brachiplasty surgery. Depending on the result your are looking for and the amount of loose skin to be address one of two types of incisions can be used. The first is the minimal scar or the minimal invasive arm lift, which places an incision in the arm pit only. This arm lift procedure usually requires some form of liposuction to be performed along with the surgery. The second type of arm lift or brachioplasty procedure is the extended incision which places a incision along the inner aspect of the arm. This is reserved for patients with major skin laxity and redundancy along with looseness of skin in the arm pit or axilla.
After the surgery, a compression garment is placed and minimal elevation of the arm at the shoulder level is to be performed. There is swelling and occasional bruising that goes away in time. Most patients can resume full physical activity at about 4 weeks time.