SmartFem’s Phoenix plastic surgery expert Dr. Richard Joseph Brown “Dr. Rick” continues our series on plastic surgery with the topic of arm lift, or brachioplasty.

Upper arms got you feeling down? Aging doesn’t just affect the face. Unfortunately, our bodies show age in places that sometimes just don’t seem fair.

holiday at the beachHere in Arizona, where we wear short-sleeve shirts almost year round, I frequently get consultation appointments from patients eager to do something about the sagging skin on their upper arms.

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, can remove excess skin from the arms and is often performed after massive weight loss. If the concern is fat (without excess skin), then liposuction is most likely the treatment option to consider. Most patients require a combination of both brachioplasty and liposuction to this area of the body to achieve the results they seek.

The procedure takes about two hours and is fairly straightforward. surgeryflyingIt is very difficult to perform an arm lift without visible incisions, however the incisions are placed either over the inside of the arm or over the back where they are the least noticeable with time. After surgery you will have all dissolvable sutures and will use compression garments to help decrease swelling for several weeks.

Dr. Richard Joseph Brown “Dr. Rick”  is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving the Phoenix, AZ area with practices located in Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as Sun City West.  Dr. Rick is an expert in the field of plastic surgery and frequently contributes to SmartFem.

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