What is a Brachioplasty?
A brachioplasty, also called an arm lift, is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to sculpt and trim the upper arms. This technique can help men and women achieve a more muscular appearance in the arms by tightening and smoothing the skin. In some cases, liposuction can be performed in combination with a brachioplasty for more significant results.
How is a Brachioplasty Performed?
At Anh Vu, M.D., every arm lift begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During this consultation, Dr. Vu carefully plans out the surgery based upon the patient's aesthetic goals. Body sculpting procedures can create long-term, life-changing results, so he spends a substantial amount of time discussing the procedure with the patient to ensure that they achieve the results they desire. Dr. Vu is incredibly meticulous during surgery, which usually involves a precise incision along the underside of the arm. In some cases, an incision in the armpit will suffice. After incisions are made, excess skin and fat are removed, leaving the patient with a lifted appearance. All brachioplasties are performed under anesthesia so that patients remain comfortable throughout treatment.
What Can I Expect After My Brachioplasty?
Following a brachioplasty, patients can expect swelling, discomfort, and bruising for a few days after treatment. Patients should avoid exercise and other strenuous activity involving the arms for one to two months after surgery. After six to eight weeks, patients should be able to resume normal activities without discomfort. Following your procedure, Dr. Vu will review instructions for specific post-surgery care and discuss the timing of any follow-up appointments.
How Long Do the Results from a Brachioplasty Last?
When performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon like Dr. Anh Vu, the results from a brachioplasty can last for years and look completely natural. However, these procedures do not prevent further changes that may occur due to aging or weight gain.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Brachioplasty?
If you would like to achieve a more sculpted appearance in the arms, you may be a good candidate for a brachioplasty. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine what the best treatment option will be based on the results you hope to achieve. Brachioplasties are considered cosmetic treatments, meaning that they are not covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
If you have sagging skin or stubborn areas of fat in the upper arm, you may be able to benefit from a brachioplasty. If you are considering a brachioplasty, contact us today to schedule a consultation. At Anh Vu, M.D., we offer arm lifts and other body sculpting procedures to the men and women of St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach.