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Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, specifically from the underarm region to the elbow. Fluctuations in weight, increasing age, and even heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address any excess skin that has lost elasticity, or underlying weakened tissues and localized fat deposits. If the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat, an arm lift may be right for you by enhancing and tightening the appearance of your arm. An aesthetic-trained plastic surgeon committed to staying at the forefront of the latest plastic surgery developments, Dr. Markarian has advanced surgical skills in this delicate procedure. Learn more about your arm lift options and how Dr. Markarian can support you in meeting your aesthetic goals during your consultation.

The goals of an arm Lift (brachioplasty) are to contour your arm to result in smoother tighter skin, to provides a more toned and proportionate appearance, to reduce sagging skin that droops downward, and to minimize excess skin and fat between the underarm and elbow.

Dr Markarian will personalize your procedure – arm sagging results from a variety of causes including weight loss, lack of exercise, hereditary traits; therefore, each patient requires an individualized assessment and surgical treatment plan. Dr. Markarian is committed to understanding and meeting each patient’s individual needs and has experience implementing some of the most advanced cosmetic surgery techniques available today. Dr. Markarian will perform a thorough examination of your arm tissue and discuss your enhancement goals with you personally before you agree on a customized plan for the technique that offers the results you desire.

Arm lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery takes one to two hours, and is performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients prefer an overnight stay.

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