Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Arm lifts produce smoother skin, more normal contours, and a more toned and proportional look to the upper arms. You might consider an arm lift procedure if fluctuations in weight, aging or heredity have caused your upper arms to sag or hang and exercise to tone the muscle hasn’t improved their appearance. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, removes loose, inelastic skin that can leave you with a batwing-like appearance. Arm lifts can also target weakened underlying tissues and fat deposits to help revitalize drooping upper arms.
During an arm lift, Dr. Rottman makes an incision that may extend from the underarm to the elbow, or can be more limited in length depending on the individual circumstances. Liposuction may be used to remove fat and the underlying supportive tissues are tightened and reshaped to improve tone. The overlying skin is then smoothed over the new contour of your arm and any excess skin is removed.
You will be able to see your new, smoother, tighter upper arms almost immediately after the brachioplasty procedure. Dressings and bandages may be applied to your incision and your arms may be wrapped in order to reduce swelling. As the swelling and bruising subside, you will be better able to enjoy your greatly improved arm contour. The scarring is permanent, however it will fade with time.
Your Consultation with Dr. Rottman
During your consultation, Dr. Rottman will talk with you about whether you are a good candidate for an arm lift, your expectations, and what to expect during and after surgery. Please contact us to schedule your appointment at either of our convenient Baltimore locations.