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At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we have seen a tremendous increase in the number of patients over the last decade wanting to pursue arm lift surgery (brachiopasty). For the last several years, celebrities, and consequently the media, have been directly and indirectly publicizing shapely arms.

While arm lifts have recently been gaining popularity due to an increase in awareness by the public, I have been performing these procedures for over 25 years. The reasons that patients are interested in undergoing arm lifts are still the same: getting older or having lost a lot of weight, leaving them with unattractive, redundant and hanging skin which they want to correct.

I rarely recommend that patients with very minor drooping of the skin undergo arm lift surgery because the resulting scars are usually not very inconspicuous, so the trade off of a scar versus contour improvement may not be worth it. However, most patients who possess significantly hanging skin with much laxity find a brachioplasty to be a valuable and helpful option. Some patients even elect to combine their arm lifts with a body lift surgery such as a lower body lift, breast reduction, or even breast augmentation. My patients and I extensively discuss the pros and cons of the procedure during the consultation process to help ensure that arm lift surgery will achieve their cosmetic goals and meet their expectations.

To learn more about arm lift surgery, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Turkeltaub, please contact the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today.

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A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

For more information, please read our blog – Coronavirus and You: Important Information

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by phone or email.