In Beverly Hills, arm lift surgery is a common cosmetic procedure. Also called brachioplasty, arm lift removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms. It reduces the "bat wing" effect. Although arm lift is most commonly sought out by women, this procedure is often performed on men at Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center. Men who have undergone rapid weight loss following bariatric surgery often need an arm lift to tighten skin and enable more functional movement of their arms.

Arm lift is growing in popularity in the United States. In 2000, only about 300 arm lift surgeries were performed. In 2012, that increased to over 15,000 arm lifts. This is according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Who is a good candidate for arm lift?

Men and women with excess skin and fat on their upper arms who maintain otherwise good health and stable weight for a period of time are good candidates for arm lift. Dr. Agha will provide deeper insight into personal candidacy.

Who is not a good candidate for arm lift?

People who smoke at the time of surgery or who will smoke during recovery are not good candidates for thigh lift. Smoking creates problems with healing and can lead to a multitude of serious concerns. In order to qualify for arm lift surgery, smokers must quit and resolve to be smoke free for the period of time instructed by the board certified plastic surgeon.

What kind of anesthesia will be used for arm lift?

Dr. Siamak Agha at Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center in Beverly Hills will likely use general anesthesia for your arm lift. You may also be provided a mild sedative.

What kind of scar will arm lift cause?

At Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center of Beverly Hills, Dr. Agha works hard to ensure minimal scarring. Location and approximate size of the incision may vary according to body type and areas of skin removal, as well as the needs of your particularly body.

Will see results of my arm lift immediately?

Most plastic surgery creates both immediate results and longer-term results. You will note changes as a result of your arm lift as you wake from surgery. When the bandages are removed after several days, swelling will have diminished enough to see the shape and smaller size of your arms. Beyond that, your arms will continue to improve over the next months. Improvements will be seen for as long as a year, as the scar heals, swelling diminishes and your body accepts its changes.

How long does it take to recover from arm lift?

You will need to be fairly settled and stress free for about two weeks following surgery, before returning to work. For return to normal life following arm lift in Beverly Hills, you will need about six weeks.

How do I arrange arm lift surgery?

Dr. Siamak Agha, the board certified plastic surgeon of Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center in Beverly Hills, and his staff will arrange arm lift surgery with you after determining you are a good candidate for the procedure. During the initial consultation, Dr. Agha will provide a physical exam. He will review your medical history and ask about your desired outcome. He will use this information to determine if arm lift will provide results in line with your physical goals. You can ask Dr. Agha any questions you may have about arm lift and recovery.

As an international expert in body contouring and body lift surgery, Dr. Agha often receives patients internationally and from out-of-state. Dr. Agha has had patients from Arizona, Texas, New York, North Carolina, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Chicago, New Jersey, Florida, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Nebraska, Alaska, Toronto, Vancouver, to mention a few. Learn more about his serves in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, San Diego, Riverside, San Francisco. To make a complimentary appointment to see Dr. Agha, please call us at Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center on 949-644-2442.