Leading Arm Lift Surgeon Joyesh Raj
Men and women trust Dr. Joyesh Raj, a board certified plastic surgeon, to reshape flabby or saggy arms. Dr. Raj has the training, experience and surgical skills needed to successfully restore a more pleasing contour to the arms. As a member of several prestigious surgical associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Raj stays up-to-date on all industry standards and the latest developments in technology. By keeping informed, the doctor is able to minimize the risk of complications and enhance the overall surgical experience.
Feel More Confident In Your Upper Arms
Arm lift will give your arms a better appearance and your confidence a big boost. Knowing your arms look sleek and sexy, you will want to go out, socialize and take advantage of new opportunities without feeling self-conscious. Your confidence will be obvious to everyone you encounter. Your wardrobe options will also expand — shirts will fit more easily around your arms, and flatter your upper body. It will be more comfortable to exercise and play sports without loose arm skin and flab. You will likely feel more motivated to exercise and maintain your new arm contour (as a result, you could lose weight and tone up other areas of your body, too!).
What Arm Lift Entails
Your arm lift will be tailored to your unique needs and treatment goals. In general, arm lift addresses several issues in the upper arms:
Excess saggy skin. The natural aging process causes the skin to lose its elastic quality and become lax and eventually saggy. Major fluctuations in weight can also affect the elasticity and tone of the skin. The skin may hang unattractively off the upper arms, creating the illusion of something similar to “wings.” Arm lift eliminates loose skin from the upper arms. The remaining skin is wrapped more tightly around the arm contours.
Surplus fat. Some body types are programmed to retain fat in the upper arm area, and despite regular exercise and diet, the fat is unresponsive. Arm lift can incorporate liposuction or excision techniques to eliminate the excess fat for a flatter and firmer arm.
Loose tissue. Loose, saggy arm tissue is also detrimental to the arms’ appearance. During arm lift, the supportive arm tissue is tightened and reshaped for a better contour. The tissue is secured into place with the help of internal sutures.
Arm Lift Consultation and Preparation
During your consultation, Dr. Raj will evaluate your upper arms and discuss your candidacy for the brachioplasty procedure. He will review your medical history, including drug allergies, health conditions and goals for your upper arm appearance. Use of some medications, vitamins or herbal supplements may need to be reduced or discontinued before and after your procedure, and lab tests may be necessary before moving forward with brachioplasty.
Dr. Raj may take “before” photographs and discuss the surgical approach for your arm lift surgery, risks, benefits and possible results. Be sure to bring a list of questions to ask during your consultation to understand the full scope of brachioplasty.
Procedures that Complement Arm Lift Results
Many people pursue an arm lift because they struggle with loose, hanging skin in multiple areas after significant weight loss. Body procedures, such as thigh lifts, lower body lifts and tummy tucks, are complementary procedures that may be combined with arm lift or performed later for more comprehensive results. Dr. Raj will discuss combination plastic surgery during your consultation if you have additional body areas with excess skin tissue or stubborn fat.
Arm Lift Recovery
Once the arm lift procedure is complete, dressings are used to cover the incision sites. The arms are often wrapped in a compression garment or elastic bandage to help mitigate swelling and bruising during recovery. Dr. Raj may use a drainage tube to remove excess fluid and blood from the area after surgery. He will go over what to expect during arm lift recovery and provide detailed instructions on caring for the upper arms after brachioplasty, including drains.
You will likely have activity restrictions for up to four weeks, as well asother limitations. If you have concerns while you heal, our office is available to answer your questions and ensure your recovery goes as expected.
Most patients feel comfortable returning to work one or two weeks after brachioplasty when most of the swelling has gone away. Make sure you rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat a balanced diet and follow your recovery directions provided by Dr. Raj.
You will immediately notice an improved upper arm contour with tighter, smoother skin. However, the initial results are skewed due to post-operative swelling, bruising and incisions. It takes time for the tissues to heal and for inflammation to subside. Your full upper arm lift results will settle a few months later when your body has recovered fully.
With a healthy lifestyle and stable weight, you can enjoy your new upper arm contour for many years.
Arm Lift FAQs
How Much Does Arm Lift Cost?
The cost of upper arm lift is highly variable and relies on many factors. The total price of brachioplasty includes the anesthesia expenses, costs of the surgical facility or hospital, pre-surgery medical testing, the plastic surgeon’s fee, post-operative compression garments and medications and more. Our Westlake office can provide you with a detailed quote after your consultation and offers financing options through CareCredit. This organization provides healthcare funds for patients with affordable payment plans and other benefits.
Is Arm Lift Necessary After Weight Loss?
People who have accomplished substantial weight loss often have loose skin in various body areas. This excess tissue can be more than unsightly; loose skin can chafe, rub and cause uncomfortable skin irritations and may even lead to infection. Arm lift and other body procedures designed to eliminate loose skin are often needed for people who had weight loss surgery or lost a significant amount of weight the traditional way. These surgeries ensure their skin tissue conforms to the thinner body shape and doesn’t cause further issues.
How Long is Arm Lift Surgery?
The average upper arm lift surgery takes three to four hours to complete and is an outpatient procedure.
Can I Lift My Arms After Arm Lift Surgery?
Dr. Raj will discuss your physical limitations during arm lift recovery, including avoiding lifting your arms above your shoulder for at least four weeks. Stay away from any activity that requires your arms to stretch, particularly around the incision sites, for four to eight weeks.
Beautiful Results Are within Arm’s Reach
You don’t have to spend any more time feeling frustrated or embarrassed by flabby, saggy upper arms. To discuss your arm lift options with Dr. Joyesh Raj, please schedule an informational consultation. Call (440) 808-8030 today to make your appointment.