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.
"Beyond pleased with my results, Dr. Hakimi did SnapBack Lipo of bra rolls and underarms, the recovery time was quick, he did the procedures two days apart to keep the discomfort to a minimum, I followed the pre and after instructions, this kept the pain to a minimum and my recovery fast, I was back to work in a week! the results have been as promised, it has been 3 months and I continue see my skin tightening, and the best part is that fat deposits gone! My arms don't flap anymore and they are skinny again! Dr. Hakimi and the Liftique team are so caring, they make you feel so comfortable during and after the procedure. I really like that Dr. Hakimi sets follow up appointments to see the results at different stages. Thank you so much Dr. Hakimi ! L. RIVERA"- C.R. / Google / Mar 14, 2020
"Dr. Hakimi is an exceptional doctor. He is kind and compassionate and from the initial consultation I felt that he was so professional and kind. The experience Of getting my Liftique procedure was so pleasant and painless. I was pleasantly surprised has I experienced absolutely no pain! It was just a little pinch when initially I was numbed and that was it. The staff was amazing and so supportive has in the beginning I was very nervous because I had never had any type of surgery. If you are looking for amazing Doctor who knows what he is doing and a procedure that almost pain free I highly recommend doing any Liftique procedure with Dr. Hakimi."- N.P. / Google / Sep 18, 2020
"I am 2 weeks post op Breast augmentation with mastopexy and i could not be happier with my results. Dr. Hakimi and his staff are very friendly and personable. There was never a moment where i felt awkward or uncomfortable. Dr. Hakimi really takes his time with you to understand what look you are going for while also being honest and realistic . He knows exactly what size and shape would look best for your body type. Going into surgery i was very nervous but Dr. Hakimi and the staff make you feel at ease and more excited than nervous. Amazing bedside manners. Throughout my healing process Dr. Hakimi Has checked in with me regularly to make sure i’m ok and to answer any questions i might have. Thank you Dr. Hakimi for turning my perfect vision into REALITY!"- M.C. / Google / Sep 02, 2020
"I had Abdominalplasty a month ago. The recovery time was not as painful as I had thought it would be. I had minimal pain and was able to do light housekeeping, walk and drive myself to conduct personal/business activities a few days after procedure. Wearing the compression suit for a month took some getting used to, but time went by quickly. Dr. Hakimi answered any questions I had in a timely manner during recovery phase. I highly recommend him for this procedure. He conducted himself in a professional manner and was completely honest with me regarding the outcome of my procedure."- V.T. / Google / Aug 28, 2020
"What can I say about Dr. Hakimi and his staff at the Newport Beach office. From the beginning and through out the experience it was exceptionally phenomenal. They were always so pleasant, understanding and caring when addressing my procedure. Dr. Hakimi continued to display a personal caring interest with my health and condition preparing me for my procedure. He even took the time to give me a call to check on me. That made me feel so confident that Dr. Hakimi really does care for his patients, showing a high level of integrity. Nicole - Thank you for your honesty, sharing the expectations for the up coming surgery and recovery. Jenny and Kat - Thank you for always showing your enthusiasm and always having an answer to my questions. I went to see Dr. Hakimi for an abdominoplasty procedure and I am so jazzed on my outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Hakimi to my friends and family. He is truly an expert in his field and displays a great doctor patient relationship. During my visits I always felt welcomed and comfortable with Dr.Hakimi and his staff exceeding my expectations."- S.G. / Google / Aug 11, 2020
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.