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.
"What an amazing doctor. I had a breast lift done- not only was he an incredible surgeon, but his post-operative care has been amazing. Always responsive, concerned about my well-being, and just a great doctor and person. His staff is also fantastic."- J. / Healthgrades / Oct 14, 2017
"30, Rhinoplasty for Bump on Nose - Amazing, amazing doctor. Has excellent bedside manner. Very reassuring and calm. Excellent staff as well."- G. / RealSelf / Sep 10, 2017
"Without a doubt, I would personally recommend Dr Suzman to those I love and I have personally been fortunate enough to have procedures performed by him and returning to him again. He is so humble, very knowledgeable and truly gifted as a surgeon."- J. / Healthgrades / Jul 28, 2017
"Dr. Michael Suzman did an "awesome" job which exceeded my expectations, something I believe he has a reputation of doing with his patients. His presence speaks volumes, you know you are in the presence of a surgeon that has character, highly experienced, professional, safe, caring and understanding. Dr. Michael Suzman walks in the spirit of excellency and has a passion to help, give and do his very best. He truly is and outstanding and exceptional surgeon that has a warm and pleasant disposition so you feel very comfortable interacting with him. I highly and wholeheartedly recommend Dr.Michael Suzman and wonderful staff at WESTMED!"- E.B. / Yelp / May 17, 2017
"Dr Suzman is an excellent surgeon. I've had rhinoplasty with septoplasty and upper blepharoplasty performed by him. Both procedures had an excellent outcome with minimal discomfort and aesthetically, both were very pleasing and natural looking. I needed no pain medication afterwards in the days that followed in recovery. Without a single hesitation, I recommend Dr Suzman and his team 100%. He is so humble , precise, knowledgeable and excellent in the procedures that he performs. Thank you, Dr Suzman, JH."- O. / Google / Jul 17, 2017
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.