Body Shaping Procedures in the San Francisco Bay Area
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) - San Francisco Bay Area in Walnut Creek, CA
Loose upper arm skin is the primary indication for Brachioplasty. This can be genetic, but is most often acquired after changes in weight. Weight gain in the upper arms stretches the skin. Unfortunately, when the weight is lost, the skin does not always shrink wrap back to the arm. When an individual has undergone dramatic weight loss, they may be left with loose, sagging skin on the upper arms.
If you have recently lost weight, it may take several months for the skin to catch up. While diet and exercise can help with weight reduction, they do not tighten the skin. Loose upper arm skin is a common, though unfortunately unattractive, side effect of significant weight loss.
Brachioplasty, or an Arm Lift, is a surgical procedure that can help improve the appearance of the arms by carefully removing the loose excess skin, and tightening the flabby upper arm tissue. For large skin excesses, an incision is made along the inside of the upper arm. This allows for the direct removal of any loose skin and excess fat, and a closure that tightens the remaining upper skin. The result is a firm upper arm that stops waving when you do.
If your upper arm skin is less lax, the procedure can be modified and performed via shorter incisions as a Mini Arm Lift or Mini Brachioplasty. Mini Arm Lifts can use the Arm Lift incision just shorter, or in special cases an incision confined to the axilla.
If your main concern is upper arm fullness, and your upper arm skin remains tight, Liposuction alone, may be the best option. Liposuction can slim your arms by removing excess fat. Liposuction is performed through small incisions in the axilla (arm pit) or near the elbow. While Liposuction is extremely effective at removing fat, when the arm skin is significantly loose, Brachioplasty is still the most effective choice.
Dr. Mele is an Active Member of the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgery,
Board Certified Plastic Surgeons dedicated to reshaping bodies after massive weight loss.
Dr. Mele has extensive experience helping patients after successful weight loss. Whether after Bariatric Surgery, or due to changes in diet and exercise, massive weight loss often leads to massive skin laxity. Dr. Mele prides himself on helping his patients look and feel better in their skin. Contact San Francisco Brachioplasty Specialist, Dr. Joseph Mele, in Walnut Creek, California, to learn more about the possibilities of an Arm Lift.
As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Mele is a post-weight-loss and Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery expert. His extensive training, numerous prestigious Plastic Surgery society memberships and Board Certifications, all demonstrate his commitment to superior outcomes and patient safety, and make him uniquely qualified to shape your post weight loss body.
If you have questions about Arm Lift surgery, also known as Brachioplasty, give our Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Specialty office in Walnut Creek, California, a call. You can learn about the procedure, the alternatives and whether you are a good candidate for an Arm Lift. Call (925) 943-6353, or use the contact form on the right to schedule your personal consultation appointment.