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Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) – Louisville, KY*

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About Arm Lift Surgery

Our Louisville, KY plastic surgeon, Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, is double board certified in both general and plastic surgery. He is able to use his surgical skills to help rejuvenate your skin and restore your appearance. One of the procedures he offers at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery is an arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, which can help tighten and remove loose and sagging skin in the upper arms. Sometimes you may experience excess skin on your arms if you've just undergone rapid weight loss, or it may be due to the effects of aging. During this operation, Dr. Mizuguchi can assess your needs and use techniques to trim away and tighten the skin, as well as liposuction out any remaining fat pockets for a more youthful and toned look that you desire. He encourages you to learn more about his services by scheduling a consultation with him today. 

Ideal Candidates

While weight loss can cause sagging skin to appear on the arms, some of the loose skin can also be caused by genetics. This makes it very difficult to tone the arm to an individual’s desire. When diet and exercise fail to tone the upper arm, our trusted plastic surgeon can create outstanding results. Ideal candidates for an arm lift exhibit:

  • Loose upper arm skin that is resistant to diet and exercise
  • Loose upper arm skin that appears after losing more than 100 pounds
  • Sagging skin that creates anxiety when wearing sleeveless shirts

What to Expect

After being put under general anesthesia, the incision for a brachioplasty is made from the elbow to the upper arm. Loose skin will be trimmed away and the underlying tissue will be pulled tight. This surgery takes about two hours, and there is usually no need for an overnight stay unless it is paired with other procedures. You should be prepared for temporary swelling and bruising after the surgery. To promote healthy healing and blood circulation, the arms should be kept elevated. You can usually return to normal activities in about 3 – 4 weeks.

Anticipated Results

For best results, an arm lift may require liposuction of the fat deposits within the upper arm to make the final look slim and trim. The skin tightening may not be enough to result in taut arms. During your consultation, our surgeon will discuss the best course of action given your skin health and condition. Keep in mind that most of the stretch marks will also be taken with the skin; however, if weight is regained, it could damage the treated area. An arm lift gives you the opportunity to have more defined arms for years to come.

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Brachioplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments following weight loss for both men and women. For all of your hard work, you deserve upper body definition. Achieve slender, leaner arms that you can be proud to show off in sleeveless shirts or summertime attire. Call today for a complete consultation at our office.

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