Arm Lift near Newport Beach, CA

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What is Arm Lift Surgery?

One big challenge when losing weight or getting older is the development of excess skin underneath the upper arms, or "bat wings" as many call them. At Hakimi Plastic Surgery, we offer arm lift surgery (also called brachioplasty) as an option for people who can't seem to tone or tighten their arms with natural methods. Lax skin from the elbow to the upper arm is very common but can cause self-consciousness and embarrassment. An upper arm lift removes this excess skin, resulting in a more defined arm shape. Dr. Michael Hakimi, a plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, CA, is very knowledgeable in fat removal and skin tightening surgeries. If you would like to hear more about how arm lift surgery can enhance the physique of your arms, please schedule an appointment at Liftique.

Can I Get an Arm Lift?

An arm lift is a cosmetic surgery that features advanced techniques to slim and remove excess skin from underneath the upper arm in both men and women. If you avoid sleeveless clothes because of flabby arms, are experiencing hanging skin on your upper arms, or have lost tightness in the skin on your arms, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift. You need to be in good overall health so that your body will recover properly. If you are in Newport Beach, or Beverly Hills call Liftique to schedule a consultation today.

How Does an Arm Lift Work?

Typically, your arm lift surgery will take place as an outpatient procedure. An arm lift may be added to other procedures, like a tummy tuck or mommy makeover, depending on your overall goals and if Dr. Hakimi decides it is appropriate. An arm lift is usually performed under general anesthesia and may take a number of hours to finish. The unwanted skin will be excised, starting at the elbow all the way up to the underarm. The incision will be made to be as hidden as possible, although it will most likely leave a visible scar. If liposuction is wanted to remove stubborn fat, this will be completed also. Once the skin is pulled taut, it will be sutured back into place. You will have to keep the incisions cleaned, covered, and in compression garments. Your recovery period will likely last about two weeks. Dr. Hakimi does not leave drains in his arm lift patient due to the technique he uses. For at least a month (4 – 5 weeks), all exercise must be eliminated except taking short walks. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does arm lift surgery cost?
Your cost for a surgical arm lift will depend on several factors. Before he can determine your costs, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hakimi will meet with you to understand your needs and goals. After that, he can create your treatment plan and break down your costs. To make it easier to afford an experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Hakimi, and get your best results, Dr. Hakimi's office takes many payments. We can also help you find low-interest financing.

What results can I expect from an arm lift?
An arm lift is performed to remove loose skin and stubborn pockets of fat. You should follow a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise in order to avoid a dramatic change in your weight, which could compromise your results. After your lift, once you are recovered and Dr. Hakimi has given permission, you should start strength training. This is a great way to add shape to your arms by toning the muscles.

Shape Up Your Arms

Whether you call them flabby arms, "bat wings," or something else, plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi can improve your upper arms with arm lift surgery. This advanced surgery offers emotional and physical benefits, as well as improve the overall look of your arms. If you're at or near a healthy, stable weight but still can't eliminate the skin that hangs from your arms, please call to schedule a consultation at Hakimi Plastic Surgery. Look and feel younger and fitter with arm lift surgery.

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