Improve your Arm Aesthetics with an Arm Lift

Thanks to this innovative new procedure, individuals no longer have to hide their arms due to sagging skin. Dr. Hyman and his team of industry experts have aided countless patients on their journeys toward aesthetic improvements, enabling them to achieve incredible results with this effective procedure. 

What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift, otherwise known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that addresses sagging skin and excess fat in the upper arm region, giving the patient a more toned and contoured aesthetic. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the area,  which usually extends from the underarms to the elbows. Patients walk away with smoother, firmer contours, making them feel more confident in themselves. 

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The Benefits of an Arm Lift

An arm lift comes with various aesthetic and functional benefits. The most notable ones include:

  • A wider array of clothing choices and increased comfort
  • A more sculpted appearance in the upper arms
  • A wider range of motion in the arms
  • A major boost in self-esteem
  • A more youthful and rejuvenated look 

Who is a Candidate?

An arm lift is widely considered to be the ideal treatment for those who are dealing with excess skin, fat, or a lack of definition in the arms, which typically results from weight loss or the natural aging process. All patients who are struggling with sagging skin in the upper arms stand to benefit from this treatment. 

This is especially true for patients who have been following a healthy diet and exercise regimen but are still not seeing changes in their arms. We encourage these patients to reach out to our office, as we can carry out a thorough assessment of their current condition to determine the best course of action for them. 

What does the Procedure Entail?

Arm lift procedures serve as a means of surgically addressing excess tissue in the upper arms. This allows us to achieve a more contoured and defined appearance. 

The procedure is typically carried out under general anesthesia, ensuring that the patient is comfortable throughout the whole process. Incisions are made carefully along the inner or back sides of the arms, depending on factors such as the patient’s anatomy, skin quality, and the amount of correction required. Dr. Hyman uses expert-level techniques to achieve these goals with minimal scarring. 

Excess skin and fat are extracted by way of these incisions, and the underlying tissues are tightened to improve tone. The duration of the procedure will vary depending on the extent of work being performed. On average, it can last anywhere from two to four hours. By combining the processes of meticulous tissue removal and tissue reshaping, Dr. Hyman is able to help the patient achieve a more sculpted and revitalized look in the arms.

What is the Recovery Process Like?

After undergoing an arm lift procedure, patients typically experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Dr. Hyman always offers prescription medications to patients to help them get through this part of the recovery process. Patients will be fitted with compression garments to support the healing process and keep the swelling down. While most patients can get back to light activities after a week, strenuous activities (such as exercise and heavy lifting) must be avoided for at least four to six weeks. 

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It is vital that patients attend follow-up appointments with our office to ensure that they are still on track with the recovery process. Once the post-procedural swelling has fully subsided, patients are able to see the toned, refined arm contours that they were after all along. It is vital that patients follow all of Dr. Hyman’s post-treatment instructions to ensure optimal results. 

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Dr. Hyman Authors Authoritative Paper on Minimal Incision Brachioplasty

Dr. Joshua Hyman has significantly contributed to cosmetic surgery with his co-authored paper on minimal incision brachioplasty (MIB). This groundbreaking study presents an innovative approach to arm rejuvenation, focusing on achieving remarkable results with minimal scarring. The MIB technique limits surgical incisions to the axilla, ensuring patients experience less visible scarring and quicker recovery times.

Here are some keynotes:

  • In their comprehensive study, Dr. Hyman and his co-author, Dr. Lawrence S. Reed, detail the meticulous steps involved in the MIB procedure, from preoperative markings to the precise lipoplasty and wound closure methods. Incorporating lipoplasty, even when minimal fat removal is required, enhances skin mobility and reduces tension along the incision line, which is crucial for optimal healing and aesthetic outcomes.
  • The paper emphasizes the importance of the tailor-tack method, which allows surgeons to visualize the final result before making any incisions. This technique ensures precise removal of excess skin, leading to smoother and firmer arm contours. Dr. Hyman's expertise in preserving critical structures during the excision process further underscores the safety and effectiveness of the MIB procedure.
  • With a series of 100 patients demonstrating minimal complications and high satisfaction rates, Dr. Hyman's research solidifies the MIB technique as a reliable and reproducible method for achieving long-lasting arm rejuvenation. His contributions to this study highlight his commitment to advancing cosmetic surgery and improving patient outcomes. Dr. Hyman's groundbreaking work offers a promising solution with minimal invasiveness for those seeking a refined and contoured appearance in their upper arms.

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Why choose Dr. Hyman?

Patients who choose Dr. Joshua Hyman, M.D., for their arm lift procedures experience an unparalleled level of expertise. His team of leading industry professionals takes a patient-centered approach to every individual, ensuring that their unique needs and aesthetic goals are prioritized. Always staying on the cutting edge of new treatments, Dr. Hyman employs only the most innovative techniques available to achieve incredible outcomes. 

Reach out to our office today to set up a private consultation and learn more about our arm lift procedures. 

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