For women especially, one of the areas of the body that can be most difficult to tone is the upper arms. Often, extra fat accumulates, causing the arms to appear droopy and flabby. Even with dedicated exercise, a patient may still be bothered by the appearance of his or her arms. Brachioplasty, also known as arm reduction surgery, is a procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat cells, and slim the arms. At the Center for Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Jeffrey DeMercurio are skilled at the arm reduction procedure and can help patients feel confident about their appearance following this surgery. Schedule a consultation at our practice today to learn what brachioplasty can do for you.
During the arm reduction procedure, Dr.DeMercurio will carefully remove skin and fat cells from the arm to produce slimming results for patients. The surgery begins with an incision along the upper arm, which will vary in size based on the extent of the changes that are to be made. This incision is made on the underside of the arm to reduce the appearance of scarring following surgery. The surgeons then remove excess skin and fat from the arm, in addition to sculpting the tissue and muscle that remain. After tightening the skin that is going to be left behind, the surgeon closes the area with sutures. Patients who undergo arm reduction surgery can see results immediately after surgery, and can expect the side effects such as swelling and bruising to subside within two weeks. Although the surgery can be completed in about an hour, the results of brachioplasty can last for years.
Brachioplasty is recommended for patients who are bothered by excess, drooping skin on the upper arm due to weight changes or loss of the skin’s natural elasticity. The surgery is most successful on individuals who are near their ideal weight, but have struggled to firm up this area of the body. It is also important that patients have realistic expectations of the surgery. While Dr. DeMercurio do their best to conceal scars, permanent scarring is often a result of this procedure. Patients should understand this risk before deciding to undergo brachioplasty.
Arm reduction surgery can drastically improve a patient’s appearance by removing and tightening excess skin which can cause patients to look aged or out of shape. This procedure is especially beneficial to those individuals who have lost significant weight and are bothered by lingering, sagging skin. Firming up the upper arms can help these patients finally feel comfortable with their new weight. It also reduces discomfort that can sometimes be caused by extra skin rubbing against the chest and underarm. In addition to helping patients feel more confident about their appearance, arm reduction can even increase clothing options. Many individuals who are self-conscious about their arms often refrain from sleeveless tops, and even bathing suits. Brachioplasty solves this problem by toning the arms and giving them a sleek, attractive look.
At the Center for Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Dr. DeMercurio offer a number of cosmetic surgery procedures, including arm reductions, as a way to help patients gain confidence in their appearance. To learn more about brachioplasty, contact our practice today.