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.