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Brachioplasty – The 411

You’ve worked hard to get in shape and you’ve lost the weight you wanted and needed to lose. But your upper arms are still flabby. You’re not alone, but can take heart in knowing that there is a surgical procedure designed to reduce flabby underarms. It is called a “surgical arm lift” or brachioplasty and Dr. Dembny is a specialist.

arm liftA surgical arm lift reduces excess, sagging upper arm skin. It can tighten and smooth the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of your upper arm and can also reduce localized pockets of fat in your upper arm region. Heredity, aging and significant fluctuations in weight are possible causes, but unfortunately this is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.

  • If you have significantly loose upper arm skin, are of stable weight, are not significantly overweight, are of good health, a non-smoker and have realistic expectations – you would be a good candidate for this procedure.
  • If you are considering an upper arm lift, you should understand that there will be a scar from your elbow to armpit. In most cases, however, the benefit of removing the excess skin outweighs this issue.

Here are some additional things to consider:

  • Brachioplasty is an outpatient procedure.
  • You will see results immediately but there may be some swelling and bruising for a few weeks.
  • A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under your skin to drain away any excess fluid or blood. You will wear a compression bandage to support the underlying tissues and help your arms adapt to their new contours.
  • Following surgery, you will be asked to refrain from strenuous exercise until Dr. Dembny gives you the go ahead.

During your consultation, be prepared to discuss your goals, current medications, alcohol and tobacco use, and any pre-existing medical conditions or drug allergies. Dr. Dembny will evaluate your health, discuss your options and discuss the likely outcome of the procedure, including any risks or potential complications. It’s natural to feel some anxiety – or excitement – or stress…but don’t hesitate to discuss your feelings with Dr. Dembny.

Don’t wait…call us for a consultation, today: (414) 443-0033.

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