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What to Expect During an Arm Lift Procedure from Dr. Sofonio

Tired of you saggy, droopy, upper arms?  An arm lift or brachioplasty procedure helps to tighten and redefine the shape of your upper arms while reducing localized areas of fat in your upper arm region. The incision length required during your arm lift can be extensive and will be dependent on the amount and location of your excess skin being removed. The incision can run from the armpit to the elbow with the scar hidden on the underside of the arm.  In some cases, Dr. Sofonio may recommend combining treatments to help you achieve your desired arm tone. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure typically recommended in conjunction with this procedure.

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What to Expect from a Mini Arm Lift Procedure from Dr. Sofonio

Are you self-conscious about your upper arms? Do you feel that you cannot wear short sleeve shirts? If you have mild excess or sagging skin, Dr. Sofonio may recommend a mini arm lift requiring smaller incisions.  The scarring will be strategically disguised within the of the armpit region. However, this surgery will only address the sagging skin closest to the arm pit.  The benefits are a less noticeable scar with less downtime and recovery.

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Post-Treatment Care and Expected Results from an Arm Lift

While most standard arm lifts are performed on an outpatient basis with minimum downtime required, some patients may be required to spend the night in the hospital for monitoring during their recovery. Side effects after an arm lift may include bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Your incision sutures should be ready to remove within 1-2 weeks after your arm lift. A small tube may be placed under your skin to help drain any excess blood or fluids. You may be given oral or topical medications to aid your recovery. You should notice immediate results from an arm lift procedure, although there is no guarantee.

Schedule an Arm Lift Consultation with Dr. Sofonio Today

Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity who are in relatively good shape (not significantly overweight, those who don’t have an existing medical condition that hinders healing, and those who are nonsmokers) make the best candidates for arm lifts. To determine if an arm lift is right for you, please contact Dr. Sofonio to request a consultation in the Rancho Mirage or Palm Springs area. During your consultation, we’ll discuss all of your available options, your specific surgical goals, and any risk factors from your current health that should be taken under consideration.

* Please Note: Individual results may vary.

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