Plastic Surgery Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Chicago
A candidate for an arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a person whose arm skin has become loose and saggy due to aging or weight loss. An arm lift will remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin to restore a more youthful appearance.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Casas will evaluate your skin elasticity and the amount of excess arm skin. Together, you will discuss your areas of concern you will determine whether a standard arm lift or a “modified” arm lift with or without liposuction will achieve your desired result. The results of this body contouring surgery will be visible. Unfortunately, incisions for “standard” arm lifts are extensive and cannot be concealed when wearing short-sleeve or sleeveless clothes. The pros and cons of scarring will be discussed. If the excess skin and fat of the upper arm prevents a patient from wearing “normal” clothing, the benefits of this procedure may outweigh the extensive scarring that can typically result. An in depth consultation will allow you to better understand whether an “arm lift” will meet your expectations.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage, administered by massage, is used after each procedure to reduce swelling. The number of sessions is individualized. It is important that patients follow a healthy lifestyle leading up to and following procedures, including non-smoking, a healthy diet and daily vitamins. Click here to learn more.