To thoroughly consider all the options available to you for your arm lift surgery, you will need a Arm Lift Consultation, and seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon. Siamak Agha, MD, PhD, FACS, is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an expert in body contouring and plastic surgery after weight loss. you can contact his office and schedule a Arm Lift Consultation. According to data from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (), most plastic surgeons perform 2 arm lift surgeries per year. In contrast, after the Arm Lift Consultations Dr. Agha performed about 40 arm lift surgeries in 2009.
During the Arm Lift Consultation, Dr. Agha will examine your excess skin, analyzing the skin quality and the muscles and tissues of your upper arms. Suggestions for your optimal arm lift surgery will be based on these features after the Arm Lift Consultation. He will also take a thorough medical history, including information about any pre-existing medical conditions, drug allergies, and previous surgeries, and will discuss your goals and expectations for your arm lift and whether you might benefit from any additional body lift surgeries available.
As in any surgery, there are risks and complications that can be associated with arm lift surgery. That will be discussed at the Arm Lift Consultation. These problems include infection, hematoma, loss of sensation, scarring, swelling of the hands, and fluid filled masses along the incision line. In addition, men or women with hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic disease affecting the sweat glands of the armpits, should not undergo arm lift surgery until treated appropriately. Women who have had extensive surgery due to breast cancer are at risk of developing chronic arm swelling after undergoing arm lift surgery, therefore this procedure is not recommended, and must be discussed at the Arm Lift Consultation.
Discussing all aspects of arm lift surgery completely at the Arm Lift Consultation with Dr. Agha will provide you with the information needed to weigh these potential risks against the benefits.