Feel Like Flying?


Upper arms got you feeling down? Aging doesn’t just affect the face. Unfortunately, our bodies show age in places that sometimes just don’t seem fair.

Here in Arizona, where we wear short-sleeve shirts almost year round, I frequently get consultation appointments from patients eager to do something about the sagging skin on their upper arms.

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, can remove excess skin from the arms and is often performed after massive weight loss. If the concern is fat (without excess skin), then liposuction is most likely the treatment option to consider. Most patients require a combination of both brachioplasty and liposuction to this area of the body to achieve the results they seek.

Patients ask me about skin removal surgery for the arms. Everyone is nervous about having a scar, and I understand that. The good news is most of these scars fade so well overtime that they become barely noticeable. No surgeon is a scarless surgeon, but what we can offer you is the best possible scarring possible. We also have skin care products than can help minimize scars over time. The procedure takes about two hours and is fairly straightforward.

So if your arms have you feeling down, there is a solution. No flying involved.

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Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon