Weight fluctuations and natural aging can diminish the shape and tone of your arms. An arm lift is a surgical procedure used to remove excess fat and skin from the upper arms. Also known as brachioplasty, this procedure can give you a slimmer, more contoured look.
Dr. Sherif Khattab is a board certified plastic surgeon in Torrance, CA with years of experience performing arm lift surgery. Through advanced body contouring techniques, he can restore and enhance the shape and tone of your arms.
Arm lifts are performed to target areas of the upper arms that are resistant to traditional diet and exercise. Aging compounded with genetics, weight fluctuations and gravity can contribute to diminished arm contour. An arm lift is a great way to address dimpling skin, excess fat deposits and sagging skin on the upper arms.
The best candidates for arm lift surgery are healthy, possess realistic expectations and are at or near their ideal weight. The best way to determine if arm lift surgery is right for you is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Khattab.
The consultation: In order to determine if you are good candidate for arm lift surgery, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. Your consultation will include a physical examination, as well as an in-depth discussion of your medical history and cosmetic goals. This information will help Dr. Khattab determine if arm lift surgery is the best option available for you.
Surgery: An arm lift procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia. Minor arm lifts only require small incisions that can be concealed within the armpit. Those who have only a small amount of excess skin and fat may be eligible for this incision length. In more significant arm lifts, incisions will extend from the armpit to the elbow. Through these incisions, Dr. Khattab will remove excess skin and fat. When at possible, Dr. Khattab will conceal incisions within the natural contours of your arms.
Recovery: Bandages and compression garments will be applied to minimize swelling. Temporary surgical drains will also be inserted at the site of incision to collect excess fluid buildup. You will experience some bruising, swelling and discomfort for a couple of weeks. This can be managed with prescription medication from Dr. Khattab. Recovery times vary, but you should be able to resume most activities with 10 days. Strenuous activity should avoided for about a month.
Results: An arm lift surgery in Torrance, CA can give you slimmer, younger-looking arms. In addition to physical improvements, most patients also benefit from enhanced self-confidence and body image. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise plan will increase the probability of long lasting results. It is important to note that permanent scarring is inevitable.Your scars will appear raised and pigmented, gradually fading and flattening over the course of 12-18 months.
If you’re ready to learn more about arm lift surgery, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.