Arm Lift Techniques
Arm rejuvenation can enhance the appearance your body by removing the excess fat and sagging skin that hangs from your upper arm. Our Gainesville arm lift surgeon, Dr. Greg Gaines, corrects the contours of his patients’ bodies by re-sculpting their tissue and tightening their skin. Utilizing a variety of arm lift techniques, Dr. Gaines can make your results natural-looking and youthful.
Arm Lift Techniques
Sometimes, toning and trimming regions of your body, including your upper arms, can prove to be extremely difficult. Our plastic surgeon can formulate a comprehensive treatment plan to target pesky patches of fat and re-sculpt loose tissue. For our patients in Gainesville, liposuction is commonly performed in combination with arm lift surgery to magnify cosmetic and contouring results.
Traditional Brachioplasty: Traditional arm lift surgery techniques involve a surgeon making an incision from the armpit to elbow. By creating a long, straight incision, a plastic surgeon can remove a substantial amount of unwanted skin and fatty tissue. While the technique has been around for decades, it is not as desirable as a minimal incision brachioplasty because of the size and visibility of the resulting scar. Scarring tends to be more prominent and recognizable on patients who need an excessive amount of tissue dissected.
Minimal Incision Brachioplasty: During surgery, a small incision is made in the armpit, so the scar can be concealed. Patient satisfaction following arm lift surgery, when the minimal incision technique is used, has been very high. Although the “hidden scar technique” is highly effective at helping a patient achieve his or her cosmetic goals, it is not an ideal treatment for everyone, especially patients who want a lot of excess tissue removed.
On average, arm lift surgery typically takes two hours to perform at our state-of-the-art facility. Our team will cover the newly sculpted areas of the body with sterilized gauze and compression bandages, which hold the skin in place. You will be able to see noticeable improvements in the shape of your arms immediately following surgery. As soon as the anesthesia wears off, you will be able to return home.
Achieving Satisfying Results
Because Dr. Gaines wants his patients to achieve the most natural-looking results imaginable, he has honed his surgical skills and created surgical techniques to enhance a patient’s cosmetic outcome. Brachioplasty is not meant as a weight loss procedure, rather, it is designed to eliminate sagging skin, due to weight loss, or fat deposits on the upper arm that do not respond to exercise or a balanced diet. In order to truly achieve superior results, our Gainesville plastic surgeon helps his patients set realist expectations for treatment.
Contact Gaines Plastic Surgery
To learn more about arm lift surgery, contact our Gainesville practice today. Our team is committed to helping patients defy the effects of genetics, age, and gravity. We want you to look and feel your best, every day! By seeking treatment at our plastic surgery center, you will be taking a step toward reclaiming your confidence and finally feeling comfortable in your own skin.