About Arm Lifts
An arm lift, commonly referred to as a brachioplasty, is an advanced cosmetic surgery that seeks to restore the appearance of the upper arm. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Suzman performs the surgery at WESTMED Group in Westchester, NY for his patients after a private, one-on-one consultation. Typically the surgery involves making a small incision from the elbow along to the upper arm that allows Dr. Suzman to remove and tighten excess skin and fat. Dr. Suzman understands that with age or excessive weight loss comes the possibility of sagging or loose skin in the arms, and he is well-equipped to asses your surgical needs to help deliver the best results possible. A brachioplasty can be an effective way to bring a more youthful and contoured appearance back to your arms and upper-body.
"Excellent surgeon - Dr Suzman did a superb job on my facelift. He also did fat transfer, chemical peel and Botox. I love the way I look in the mirror thanks to Dr Suzman. He has a terrific, caring personality - he is wonderful! No problem getting appointments, no wait time. Office staff is wonderful. I could not be more pleased."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 30, 2019
"I don't have enough good things to say about Dr. Suzman and his team. I have been after a breast surgery for the past 10 years and once I met Dr. Suzman, I knew I didn't have to look any further. His side bed manners are exceptional and his work speaks for itself. If you are looking to get plastic surgery done, contact his team, you are in the best hands possible."- V.S. / Google / Jul 16, 2019
"I am a patient with dr Suzman for many years. Did liposuction in multiple areas. I trust him very much his staff is excellent too. My next procedure will be tummy tuck"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 16, 2019
"Dr. Suzman did my rhinoplasty and it was the best decision I have ever made. It was for both medical and cosmetic reasons. My nose is gorgeous, so natural. I had an amazing experience. Everyone was so kind and comforting going into it. Dr. Suzman was gentile I barely bruised. I highly recommend Dr. Suzman and his team !"- G.T. / Yelp / May 24, 2019
"Dr Suzman is amazing. I went to see him after a very bad cut from a mandolin. He did a skin graft and has been absolutely wonderful. Making me feel comfortable and continually reassuring through this entire process."- V.T. / Facebook / Apr 23, 2019
The best candidates for an arm lift procedure are men or women who have loose and hanging skin from the underside of the upper arm. This skin keeps these individuals from wearing short sleeves or fitted clothing. Patients must be at or near their goal weight, and their weight should be stable. This surgery is not reserved for weight loss patients alone. Patients who are in good health and wish to have their arms toned and tightened may also consider this procedure.
What to Expect
The goal of an arm lift is to remove excess skin and reveal a toned upper arm. The plastic surgeon will evaluate your skin quality and elasticity and determine how much fat, tissue and skin should be removed to attain the results the patient desires. The length of the incision made during surgery will vary. For example, patients who have healthy skin tone may only require a minor incision. Massive weight loss patients who present with excessively loose and hanging skin will require a more extensive approach. During surgery, the excess skin is trimmed and removed, and the underlying muscles are tightened. An armpit lift is sometimes incorporated during this procedure for patients who have additional skin and fat deposits within the armpit.
Swelling is expected after arm lift surgery, although the amount of swelling varies among patients. The swelling starts to subside during the first 1-2 weeks after surgery. A compression garment or sleeve will usually be recommended to control this swelling and to keep the skin and tissue firmly protected. Most patients can resume moderate arm activity in 3-4 weeks, with a complete recovery about 4-6 weeks after the surgery. While all surgical procedures will leave some scarring, the incision resides under the arm so that it is not as noticeable. The surgeon will provide a scar treatment plan to help the incision(s) heal in a healthy and quick manner.
Plan Your Procedure
Reveal Your Toned Arms
If you are in the process of completing your weight loss journey, or if aging and gravity have caused loose skin to hang from your arms, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our New York office to learn more about arm lift surgery. With significant experience and skill, we can create a tighter, more youthful-looking arms with lasting results.