The highly experienced San Diego plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul E. Chasan, performs this arm lift procedure in his Del Mar plastic surgery center to tighten loose skin on the upper arms, a.k.a. “batwings.” Excess loose skin is very common in patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight and in older patients who have lost elasticity in their skin. Removing the excess skin of the arm is known as brachioplasty. Learn more about brachioplasty surgery and the results Dr. Chasan’s arm lift patients in the San Diego are can achieve through it.
Arm Lift Surgery Before and After Photos
Arm Lift Surgery Treatment & Technique
The method of arm lift surgery is uncomplicated. The excess skin is marked and then removed. The incision is placed on the inner surface of the arm. In some cases, fat is suctioned at the same time. The operation is performed under general anesthesia and is on outpatient basis.
Arm Lift Surgery Recovery Time
The recovery period following brachioplasty is approximately one to two weeks. Most patients are back to work within one week.
Not everybody with loose skin is a candidate for arm lift surgery. Some patients benefit solely from liposuction, only Dr. Chasan will be able to tell you which method is best for you.