Arm Lift Surgery - Robert Morin MD

Brachioplasty -
Arm Lift

Dr. Morin commonly performs
arm lifts on patients who've
undergone drastic weight loss
or experience sagging skin
through natural aging.

Cosmetic surgery is among Dr. Robert Morin's wide range of top rated plastic surgery procedures. As a highly sought after reconstructive specialist, Dr. Morin frequently performs arm lifts on New York natives and clients visiting from all over the country. With aging, and especially after substantial weight loss, skin on the upper arms can become inelastic, loose and flabby. An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, removes excess skin and fatty tissue from the under surface of the arm. This procedure may be combined with liposuction in order to improve results. Dr. Morin's unparalleled brachioplasty technique lifts and repositions sagging upper arm tissue to create a better, firmer contour.

The Rising Popularity of Upper Arm Lifts

With the recent rise of bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, brachioplasties are more in demand than ever by individuals who desire a slimmer appearance. Unfortunately, when people successfully meet their weight-loss goals they are often left with the “reward” of saggy skin on their abdomen and upper arms. An arm lift procedure reduces baggy armpits, removes fat with liposuction and addresses excess skin. Though arm lifts are one of the most frequently performed procedures in plastic surgery, they require a certain level of expertise in order to achieve pleasing results. For optimal surgical success your upper arm lift should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon that has extensive experience in liposuction, such as Dr. Morin.

A Newer You

While an arm lift procedure is impossible to perform without some degree of scarring, Dr. Morin's expert surgical technique works to discreetly hide scarring and create a comfortable recovery experience. Individuals in good health, non-smokers and those who maintain realistic expectations are ideal candidates to undergo the 1 - 2 hour brachioplasty procedure at Dr. Morin's NYC facility. The arm lift procedure includes a series of precise incisions and tissue and fat removal to achieve your aesthetic goals. Dr. Morin will administer medication and explain aftercare instructions following your arm lift procedure.

Arm Lift Surgery in NY

Dr. Morin commonly performs arm lifts on patients who've undergone drastic weight loss or experience sagging skin through natural aging. His brachioplasty technique serves men and women that desire smoother and tighter upper arms. In NYC, an arm lift is usually performed to improve skin laxity and reshape the arm in order to achieve more youthful and desirable contours. A well-done brachioplasty effectively eliminates bat wings, reduces excess skin and leaves arms beautiful and smooth. Contact Dr. Morin, a first rated NYC physician who is considered one of New York Metropolitan area’s top board-certified plastic surgeons according to Castle Connelly, for more information regarding your upper arm lift procedure.

FAQs

How should I prepare for my arm lift?

Since your brachioplasty procedure requires a few weeks of recovery time, it is important to make preparations in advance. Patients should request at least 2 weeks off from work and schedule transportation to and from arm lift surgery. We will ask that you schedule a physical exam and blood test to ensure your health prior to surgery. Dr. Morin may recommend the cessation of certain medications, alcohol and cigarettes 6 weeks before your arm lift.

What should I expect during recovery from my brachioplasty?

Following your brachioplasty, discomfort and soreness is to be expected. In addition to taking your pain medication, sleeping with your arms elevated can help reduce swelling. Follow all aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Morin and be sure to change your bandages and clean surgical drains promptly. Though patients should limit themselves to sponge baths during the first few days of recovery, they can resume showering once the drains are removed.

Where are the incisions made?

During your arm lift surgery Dr. Morin makes the incision choice based on the amount of tissue that needs to be excised. If the fat and tissue is closer to the armpit, he may use the traditional vertical incision method, which ranges from the armpit to your elbow. Should the excess tissue be located on the top of the upper arm, he may opt for a short-scar arm lift, which utilizes a crescent-shaped incision along the armpit area.

When will the stitches come out?

At your one-week follow-up appointment Dr. Morin removes sutures and bandages and answers any post-operative questions you may have. Your next appointment, one month following surgery, is to assess your healing and assist the recovery process. We recommend adhering to after-care instructions properly to maximize healing time and promote the best possible results.