Brachioplasty for Men in Seattle
Whether the result of significant weight loss or the natural tolls of gravity and aging, hanging arm skin can make even the most routine activities uncomfortable. If you find yourself constantly hiding your arms or experiencing chafing during physical activity, brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, may be a good option for you.
When performing arm lift surgery, board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Alex Sobel combines liposuction and the surgical excision of loose skin to improve the contour of the arms. The end result is a firmer and more sculpted appearance.
What to Expect from Upper Arm Lift Surgery
Your arm lift will be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation at Dr. Sobel’s AAAHC accredited surgical suite in Bellevue. Depending on your level of extra skin, an incision may be placed either in the armpit or along the inner arm.
Dr. Sobel uses the most advanced methods and techniques to provide you with the most desirable results. He will begin with small volume liposuction to remove any residual deposits of fat in the area and carefully sculpt along your natural contours to highlight underlying muscle definition. At this time, your tissues may also be tightened or reshaped to help improve muscle tone. Dr. Sobel will then surgically remove excess, loose arm skin and tighten remaining skin in the area. Your incision will be closed with dissolvable sutures and compression bands will be placed around the arms during the initial recovery period to promote proper healing and reduce swelling.
After surgery, you may experience moderate tightness and swelling in the arms. Keeping the arms elevated can reduce swelling, and Dr. Sobel may prescribe pain medication to make recovery more comfortable. You should regain normal functionality within two to three weeks.
If you are concerned with excess or loose skin on your upper arms after weight loss, contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Sobel. We will work closely with you to determine the best treatment plan to provide you with safe, successful results.