Plastic Surgery Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Chicago
* Individual results may vary.
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“Smart Liposuction arms, no visible scars!
I am 44 years old and have had “batwings” for arms since I can remember. They got worse with pregnancy and I was done and wanted them fixed! I went to three Plastic Surgeons for advice. Dr. Laurie Casas was the only one who gave me options and all under local anesthesia. We decided to pretreat my arms by applying a moisturizer twice a day and starting an arm and shoulder exercise plan to help hydrate my skin and improve the contour of my arms and shoulder. After 3 months she said I was ready to have Smart lipo of my arms and axilla or Brachioplasty, both under local anesthesia. I chose Smart Lipo. The day was amazing. No pain and a feeling of being cared for by her amazing staff. It’s been 6 months and my arms look amazing. I have a tiny bit of excess skin close to my armpit but I don’t want a visible scar so I am done. Dr. Casas and her staff are wonderful. Once you meet them you will know you’ve gone to the best place.”
* Individual results may vary
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.
Dr. Casas and her team use Alastin Products with Tripeptides and Hexapeptides to improve and hasten your recovery following procedures. Her research shows that using topical treatment following procedures, there is less postprocedural swelling, pain and discomfort. There is also an overall improved skin quality visually and to the touch. Here at Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we strive to optimize patient experience and satisfaction following procedures. Read her research here…
Topical Treatment with Tripeptide and Hexapeptide Following Body-Contouring Procedures Improved Patient-Reported Recovery Outcomes
* Individual results may vary