Excess Skin Removal (Brachioplasty) serving Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Chandler & Gilbert, AZ
From the first visit to the last day of recovery, Dr. LaBarbera works individually with each one of his patient’s to achieve the desired results. Whether your sagging skin is caused by muscle deterioration, weight loss, or aging. Dr. LaBarbera will devise a proper treatment plan just for you. Countless patients in Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix, and surrounding Arizona areas are satisfied with their results.
IS AN ARM LIFT RIGHT FOR YOU?
Brachioplasty is a contouring procedure that tones and tightens your upper arm. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you:
- Are dissatisfied with the current appearance of your upper arms
- Wish to eliminate ‘wings’ from the armpit or underarm areas
- Wish to make arms that are sagging as a result of weight loss look firmer and younger
In order to maintain their weight, patients who receive an arm lift ought to stick to a healthy diet and exercise regimen. This is important because substantial weight fluctuation can negate what’s been achieved by the procedure. Overall health is also very important when it comes to any surgical procedure – cosmetic or not. Dr. Jude LaBarbera will ask questions and conduct an assessment to ensure each patient’s suitability for this procedure.
The length and pattern of the incision made depends on the amount and location of excess skin that needs to be removed. The arm lift surgeon may place the incision on the back or inner side of the arm. Once the incision is made, excess fat may be excised through liposuction. Once optimal shaping and smoothing have been completed, your surgeon will tighten the skin, and close the incisions sites using absorbable sutures. Dr. Jude LaBarbera uses modern surgical techniques to accomplish the desired aesthetic results while at the same time minimizing scarring from the procedure.
Arm lift procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation administered by a professional anesthesiologist. This is generally an outpatient procedure that’s typically completed in about 2 hours. In some cases, patients may be required to stay overnight for monitoring. After surgery, Dr. LaBarbera and his team will issue the patient with a compression garment that helps protect the surgery area. Patients can expect bruising and swelling immediately after the procedure, but this fades away with time. The surgeon will require that you keep your arms elevated in order to ensure optimal circulation of blood. Many patients are able to regain full use of their arms within just a few weeks.
Before & After Photos
Planning your Arm Lift surgery in Arizona
The surgery takes just about 2 hours and patients can expect a full recovery in 4-6 weeks. Insurance typically does not pay for this cosmetic procedure.
Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs arm lift surgery at his ultra-modern office operating room in Scottsdale or Gilbert, supported by a team of highly professional and licensed staff.
Arm Lift FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
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Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.