Arm Lift in New Jersey
Many of us want firm, shapely upper arms, yet the arms can be one of the toughest areas to improve through exercise and a healthy diet. Aging and weight fluctuation can cause excess fat and sagging skin to accumulate on the upper arms.
An arm lifting procedure, personalized to your needs, can improve your upper arm contour, helping you feel more confident wearing clothing that shows your arms and comfortable exercising without excess skin on your arms getting in the way.
Personalized Attention for the Results You Want
Our goal is to help you achieve the improvements that best meet your expectations with the least involved surgery possible. Which arm lift procedure is best for you will depend on the amount of excess skin & fat you have to address, the quality of your skin elasticity, and your individual goals. At your personal consultation, Dr. Parker will discuss your options for liposuction alone, a modified (transaxillary) arm lift, or a standard arm lift. If related, excess fat and skin along the back is also a concern, Dr. Parker will also go over your options for a bra line back lift.
Arm Liposuction Alone
Patients who have excess upper arm fat, but good skin elasticity, are often good candidates for arm liposuction alone. This is the least involved arm contouring procedure, but can achieve great results for the right patients. Through one tiny incision hidden in the armpit area and another by the elbow, Dr. Parker permanently removes the excess fat and sculpts a more natural, aesthetically pleasing arm contour.
Dr. Parker typically uses SAFE Lipo or VASER Ultrasonic liposuction. He has found these methods provide more efficient, less traumatic fat removal, allow him greater control in sculpting the area, and enhance the patient’s recovery. Arm liposuction is typically performed with intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. Most patients have little to no discomfort and return to normal activity within several days of their procedures.
Before & After Arm Liposuction*
This 41 year old patient was bothered by the size and fullness of her arms, which was unresponsive to weight loss efforts. Dr. Parker performed liposuction only, dramatically improving the contour of the patient’s arms. She enjoyed a quick, painless recovery and is thrilled with her results.
Modified Arm Lift Surgery
Patients with excess fat and a modest amount of excess skin often have a modified, or mini arm lift, with or without liposuction. This allows Dr. Parker to achieve a firmer, slimmer upper arm contour while leaving a much smaller scar that is easily hidden in the crease of the armpit.
During this procedure, also called a transaxillary arm lift, Dr. Parker will remove excess skin through a 2-3 inch incision made in the armpit. A modified arm lift can be performed as an outpatient with intravenous sedation and local anesthesia, and most patients are back to daily activities within several days after surgery.
Before & After Modified Arm Lift*
This 45 year old patient was unhappy with sagging skin and fat on her arms that remained after she lost weight. Because she had some loss of skin elasticity, Dr. Parker recommended a modified arm lift with liposuction, which would address the fat and sagging skin to achieve smooth, natural results. The patient chose to have the procedure and is happy with the improved appearance of her arms.
Classic Arm Lift Surgery
Patients with severely drooping skin, such as those who have lost a significant amount of weight, will need to have that skin excised through a classic arm lift, or brachioplasty. During this procedure, Dr. Parker makes an incision in the back of the upper arm from elbow to armpit, removes excess the skin, and tightens the remaining tissue. A classic arm lift can performed with general anesthesia or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia, and most patients are back to work within several days after their surgeries.
While a traditional brachioplasty results in the most visible scarring, it can also achieve the most dramatic results, both in one’s appearance and enhanced comfort. With proper care, the scars typically fade significantly during the first year.
Before & After Upper Arm Lift Surgery*
This 32 year old had lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise, and requested Dr. Parker to improve the appearance of the hanging skin on her arms. Dr. Parker performed a brachioplasty to remove the patient’s hanging arm skin. She loves the much improved appearance of her arms and is very satisfied with the appearance of her scars.
Our Signature Rapid Recovery Program
Most of our patients lead active lives and are anxious to return to their daily routine as soon as possible after surgery. We have developed our unique Rapid Recovery program to enhance the recovery process while ensuring your safety every step of the way. This involves surgical techniques, anesthesia, and pain medications as well as post-operative massages and skincare that are specially tailored to enhance your recovery. At your initial consultation and your pre-op visit with our nurse educator, Angela, we will go over the details of your individual Rapid Recovery protocol.
Our arm rejuvenation patients go home about an hour after surgery and are up and moving around that same day. All sutures dissolve, and most patients experience minimal pain and discomfort. Patients may return to sedentary work within several days and exercise in approximately two weeks.