May. 6, 2013
Deborah Graham Warren

Farewell to Flabby Arms—with Improved Arm Lift Technique by Dr. Brandy

arm liftIn case you’ve missed it, arms are a HOT, HOT, HOT topic in the news! New stats just released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that arm lifts have skyrocketed an astounding 4,378 percent in just the last ten years!

As we recently referenced on our Facebook page, it seems that arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, is becoming more and more popular thanks to the rise of successful weight loss efforts—combined with the recent envy of some well-toned celebrity arms. Once Michelle Obama entered the limelight, her seemingly flapless arms became instantly coveted by women of all ages.

An arm lift may be the answer.

Regardless of how great our genetic code may have helped our arms stay relatively firm, the older we get, the more and more those under arm flaps seem to have GPS system of their own.

With an upper arm lift, you can expect to tighten sagging skin which creates a more defined contour of upper arm areas. Brachioplasty is well-suited for for women and men with varying degrees of sagging skin.

Dramatic weight loss tends to leave people with unwanted excess skin. Toning through exercise can only do so much. An arm lift can provide subtle skin tightening and toning or it can provide more dramatic results, depending on the amount of loose or sagging skin.

Benefits of upper arm lift surgery:

  • Eliminates sagging skin on the upper arms
  • Tightens and tones skin
  • Eliminates unwanted arm fat
  • Enhances natural contours of the arm

A major downfall of traditional arm lift surgery is that you’ll end up with a long scar along the length of your arm. This is what the media is currently warning prospective patients about.

Minimal scarring with Dr. Brandy’s technique

Board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Dominic Brandy has developed an improved technique (over traditional arm lift surgery) that helps conceal the scar in the armpit, as shown in the before and after photos above.

With Dr. Brandy’s technique, you cannot see the scar from either the front or the back when your arm is down. Not only that, since a football-shaped area of skin is removed from the armpit, the upper back and the lateral breast area (all at once) patients enjoy the benefit of a slight breast lift and back lift—in addition to the arm lift.

Additionally, sweat glands can be removed if the patient has problems with profuse sweating. After the procedure, the sweating issue is resolved.

During the same arm lift procedure, Dr. Brandy can perform SMARTLipo™ laser liposuction, a minimally invasive fat removal procedure which also increases skin tightening through the stimulation of collagen production.

To find out if you are a candidate for arm lift surgery (utilizing Dr. Brandy’s technique for minimal scarring) schedule your free consultation with us today.

See NBC’s coverage on this topic:

Click here to see our blog about excess skin after weight loss.

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