Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) in 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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Wonderful! Can’t recommend enough. Every member of this team is so pleasant and so sweet! I felt so taken care of from start to finish. They have an excellent, upbeat, happy atmosphere which immediately puts you at ease. Everyone is very knowledgeable, kind and thorough. Such a beautiful clean environment, I honestly could not fault 1 thing about my experience! Thank you all!!!

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Decided on 485 cc's under the muscle. I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! - I'm 30 years old and I have two kids, I've wanted implants for a long time, after I breastfed my youngest who is now 5 years old, I became very deflated and hated my chest, I was a 36D. I met my surgeon Dr. Mitzuguchi about a month ago and had a virtual consultation where we decided I'd need a lift and I showed him my wish pictures, at my pre op appointment I was able to go in and try on different sizes of implants and we decided on 485 cc's under the muscle, I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! I'm very happy with my results so far, and dr. Mitzuguchi and his staff are amazing, very pleasant to work with and very tentative to their patients needs. I'm pretty sore today but it's nothing too bad, I'm on muscle relaxers and pain killers, and I have my first post op visit on Monday!!!

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Your time with him is never rushed. The staff really takes the time to know you and answer any questions.

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Get Tighter Arms Today

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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Can I combine an arm lift with other surgeries?

It's normal for arm lift patients to combine this surgery with another procedure. This is sometimes called an upper body lift and can include liposuction, a breast lift, and/or a tummy tuck. Arm lift surgery is also commonly performed as part of an after weight loss surgery for those who have lost a large amount of weight and need full body contouring. During your consultation with Dr. Mizuguchi, each surgery will be discussed in order to develop your unique treatment plan.

Will there be scars?

An arm lift requires incisions to remove excess skin, which means there will be scars from sutures. However, Dr. Mizuguchi can make every effort to ensure that your incisions are small and placed in inconspicuous areas. Following your arm lift, topical creams to assist in scar healing and other tips for minimizing scarring could be suggested. Dr. Mizuguchi also suggests avoiding significant UV exposure for at least one year to protect the scar from discoloring. Patients generally believe the benefits of a more toned arm are worth the minimal scars created.

Are there nonsurgical treatments to improve my arms?

Although there are many great noninvasive skin tightening treatments, they typically only delvier small improvements. A surgical arm lift is your best option to correct moderate to severe amounts of loose skin. Along with treating excess skin, Dr. Mizuguchi also uses liposuction on small pockets of fat and smooths the remaining skin and tissue for a better result. If you're interested in nonsurgical treatments, Dr. Mizuguchi can explain all possible treatments during your consultation and then help you choose which is best for your needs and goals.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.