What is An Arm Lift?

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to address sagging or excess skin on the upper arms. This transformative surgery removes excess skin and fat, resulting in a firmer and more toned arm contour. People often seek a brachioplasty to address these concerns and achieve a more youthful and streamlined arm appearance. This procedure targets excess skin and fat, providing transformative results that enhance both aesthetics and self-confidence. Dr. Bolitho's expertise guides this rejuvenating journey, helping individuals achieve improved arm aesthetics and increased self-confidence.

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Dr. Bolitho is Dedicated to Helping People Achieve Natural-Looking Youthfulness

Dr. Glynn Bolitho's experience reflects his dedication to turning back the clock while providing the most satisfying outcomes:

  • Board-certified in plastic surgery four times over
  • Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital
  • Operating suite adheres to stringent national standards
  • Dedication to patient safety and care above all else

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Why Does an Arm Lift Become Necessary?

The skin on the upper arms can become saggy and flabby due to several factors, which combined, contribute to the loss of firmness and elasticity in the upper arm skin. This often prompts individuals to seek arm lift surgery for rejuvenation. Common causes of flabby arm skin:

  • Aging: With age, the skin's elasticity diminishes, causing it to lose its ability to bounce back and tighten.
  • Significant Weight Loss: Rapid weight loss or fluctuations can lead to stretched skin that struggles to retract, resulting in sagging.
  • Genetics: Genetic predisposition can play a role in the skin's ability to maintain its firmness.
  • Lack of Muscle Tone: Insufficient muscle tone in the arms can contribute to sagging skin, as muscles provide structural support.
  • Sun Exposure: Prolonged sun exposure can damage the skin's collagen and elastin fibers, accelerating the sagging process.
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The Arm Lift Procedure

During the consultation for an arm lift procedure, Dr. Bolitho will engage in a comprehensive discussion with the client to understand their specific concerns, ensuring a personalized approach to achieving toned and youthful arms. Once that individual’s surgery plan is finalized, the process goes as follows:

  1. Anesthesia: Receive anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery.
  2. Incision Placement: Incisions are strategically made along the inner or backside of the arms, depending on your specific needs.
  3. Excess Skin Removal: Excess skin is meticulously removed, revealing a smoother arm contour.
  4. Liposuction (if needed): Liposuction may be used to further refine arm contours by removing excess fat.
  5. Incision Closure: Incisions are closed with sutures or adhesive, minimizing scarring.
  6. Recovery: Experience a brief recovery period before enjoying your transformed, firmer arm aesthetics.
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Does an Arm Lift Require a Long Recovery Time?

While recovery times can vary, arm lift procedures typically involve a recovery period of about 1 to 2 weeks, during which you may experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks to allow proper healing and optimal results.

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When You Want Beautiful Results, Dr. Bolitho is the Right Choice

With a career spanning nearly three decades, Dr. Bolitho carries forward a standard of medical excellence as a second-generation physician. His passion for delivering exceptional patient care was instilled from an early age, setting the foundation for his outstanding achievements. Beyond being quadruple board-certified in plastic surgery across multiple continents, Dr. Bolitho's commitment to safety is evident through his team of highly qualified and credentialed professionals, including board-certified anesthesiologists. Operating within an impeccably safe environment that meets stringent national standards, Dr. Bolitho ensures the well-being of his patients as a top priority. His enduring focus on building long-term client relationships is a testament to his personalized approach, dedicating extensive time during consultations and post-operative care to ensure each individual achieves their desired outcomes.

Does the Look of Your Arms Bother You? See if Brachioplasty is Right for You

Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bolitho and discover how an arm lift may be the procedure you need to achieve a tighter, more youthful appearance to your arms.

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