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Arm Lift

An arm lift is a surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of the upper arms. Dr. Fahradyan performs personalized arm lift to remove excess skin and fat, helping you achieve a more toned and contoured arm profile with minimal scarring.

Elevate Your
Arm Contours

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to reshape and rejuvenate the appearance of the upper arms. This surgery addresses concerns related to sagging, loose skin, and excess fat, which can occur due to aging, significant weight loss, or genetics. During the procedure, Dr. Fahradyan removes excess tissue and tightens underlying support structures, resulting in more toned and refined arm contours.

Arm Lift Corrects:

  • Sagging or drooping skin on the upper arms
  • Excessive fat deposits in the arm area
  • Loss of arm contour due to aging or weight loss
  • Insecurity or self-consciousness about arm appearance
  • Difficulty finding properly fitting clothing due to arm size and shape

Arm Lift Preparation Guidelines:

  • Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan to discuss your goals and assess your candidacy.
  • Undergo a medical evaluation, including blood tests and a review of your overall health.
  • If you smoke, cease smoking several weeks before surgery to promote healing.
  • Discontinue blood-thinning medications and supplements, as advised by your surgeon.
  • Maintain a healthy diet, stay hydrated, and get regular exercise to optimize overall health.
  • Ensure you have reliable transportation to and from the surgical facility.
  • Plan for someone to assist you during the initial days of recovery.
  • Adhere to all pre-operative instructions provided by your surgeon.

Arm Lift Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Rest with your arms elevated to minimize swelling and discomfort.
  • Take prescribed pain medications as directed by your surgeon.
  • Keep surgical dressings clean and dry, and change them as needed.
  • Wear compression garments to support healing and reduce swelling.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and lifting heavy objects for the recommended period.
  • Follow your surgeon’s scar care instructions, such as using topical treatments.
  • Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and stay well-hydrated to promote healing.
  • Watch for signs of infection, excessive bleeding, or other complications.

Arm Lift FAQs

How does arm lift work?

Arm lift surgery, typically performed under general anesthesia, targets excess skin and fat in the upper arm area. Dr. Fahradyan makes an incision along the inside or back of the upper arm, carefully placed to minimize visible scarring. Through this incision, he removes excess fat using liposuction techniques, trims away surplus skin, and tightens the underlying supportive tissues, creating a smoother and firmer arm contour. The incision is then closed with sutures.

How long does arm lift surgery take?

The duration of an arm lift surgery can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and individual factors. On average, it takes about two to three hours.

What can I expect in terms of scarring after an arm lift?

Scarring is an inevitable part of arm lift. However, Dr. Fahradyan makes incisions in discreet locations behind the arms to minimize visibility. Scars gradually fade, and following your surgeon’s scar care instructions can improve their appearance.

How long is the recovery period after an arm lift?

Initial recovery usually takes one to two weeks, during which you should avoid strenuous activities and lifting heavy objects. It may take several months for the swelling to completely subside and the final results to become apparent.

Why Choose
Dr. Artur Fahradyan?

Dr. Artur Fahradyan is a board-eligible plastic surgeon with a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery from the University of Southern California. At our practice, exceptional patient care is at the forefront of everything we do. From the moment you walk through our doors to your full recovery, your comfort, safety, and well-being are our top priorities. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan for personalized care for your surgery.

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