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Arm Reduction

Reduces arm size and reshapes them for a smoother, more proportionate look.

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Arm Reduction

Overview

Understanding Arm Reduction

Arm reduction, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow. The surgery reduces excess sagging skin, tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, and reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region.

When Surgery Becomes Necessary

Fluctuations in weight, aging, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise. Arm reduction surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.

Overview of the Surgical Procedure

During the arm reduction procedure, localized fat may be removed through a combination of surgical excision and liposuction. Excess skin will be trimmed and re-draped to improve arm contours. The incision placement will vary, depending on the type of arm lift procedure needed.

Key Takeaways

  • Arm reduction, or brachioplasty, reshapes the upper arm by reducing sagging skin and localized fat.
  • The surgery is often necessary due to weight fluctuations, aging, and heredity.
  • Costs vary, and insurance coverage depends on the provider and policy.
  • The procedure is recommended after achieving weight loss goals and reaching a stable weight.
  • Non-surgical alternatives include strength training and non-invasive procedures like BodyTite™.
  • Benefits include improved arm contours and a more youthful appearance, while risks include scarring, infection, and anesthesia complications.
  • Recovery typically involves wearing compression garments, with a return to work and exercise in a few weeks.
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Typical Costs & Insurance

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Arm Reduction?

Arm reduction, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the upper arm by reducing sagging skin and localized fat.

When is Arm Reduction Surgery Necessary?

Arm reduction surgery is often necessary due to weight fluctuations, aging, and heredity, which can cause the upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance.

What are the Benefits and Risks of Arm Reduction Surgery?

The benefits of arm reduction surgery include improved arm contours and a more youthful appearance. Risks include scarring, infection, and complications related to anesthesia.

What are the Alternatives to Arm Reduction Surgery?

Non-surgical alternatives to arm reduction surgery include strength training and non-invasive procedures like BodyTite™, which can remove small deposits of stubborn arm fat and tighten loose skin.

What is the Recovery Process Like After Arm Reduction Surgery?

After surgery, patients may need to wear compression garments for 4-6 weeks. Patients can typically return to work in 1 week, begin light exercise in 1 week, moderate exercise in 3 weeks, and more strenuous exercise in 6 weeks.

Further Information

Causes of the Issues

The arm can lose skin elasticity when fat deposits build up during weight gain and are then lost. As the skin under the arms tends to hang with gravity, it is often one of the first areas of your body to sag. This can also cause local pockets of fat to stick under the skin, causing more stretching.

Conditions Warranting Arm Reduction

Arm reduction surgery is ideally performed after you have achieved your weight loss goals and reached a stable weight. If you are continuing to lose weight, you should wait before having arm lift surgery.

Related Concerns

The arms are one of the more difficult areas of the body to firm, as the skin around the arms is thinner than most other areas. This can lead to a condition known as "bat wings," where the skin of the upper arms sags and droops.

Treatment Approaches

Treatment options for sagging upper arms include arm lift with skin removal, where loose skin and/or excess fat is removed from the upper arms, and arm lift with liposuction, where fat is removed from the upper arms.

Alternatives to Surgery

Non-surgical alternatives to arm lift surgery include strength training to improve muscle tone and non-invasive procedures like BodyTite™, which can remove small deposits of stubborn arm fat and tighten loose skin.

Service Overview

Arm reduction surgery addresses excess skin and fat in the upper arms. The procedure can give your arms an immediately firmer and more slender appearance.

Benefits and Risks of Arm Reduction

The benefits of arm reduction surgery include improved arm contours and a more youthful and toned appearance. Risks include scarring, infection, and complications related to anesthesia.

Preparation for Surgery

Before surgery, patients should achieve their weight loss goals and reach a stable weight. Patients should also stop smoking and avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs.

Pre-surgery Procedures and Checks

Before surgery, the surgeon will make surgical markings for the operation. Patients will also receive anesthesia.

Step-by-Step Guide to Arm Reduction

  1. Anesthesia is administered.
  2. Surgical markings are made.
  3. Incisions are made in the upper arms.
  4. Excess fat is removed through liposuction.
  5. Excess skin is trimmed and re-draped to improve arm contours.
  6. The incisions are closed. ### Postoperative Care After surgery, patients may need to wear compression garments for 4-6 weeks. Sutures will dissolve on their own. ### Recovery and Rehabilitation Patients can typically return to work in 1 week, begin light exercise in 1 week, moderate exercise in 3 weeks, and more strenuous exercise in 6 weeks. ## References
  7. "Arm Lift." American Society of Plastic Surgeons. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/arm-lift
  8. "Arm Lift New York | Brachioplasty NYC." Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC. https://www.plasticsandderm.com/arm-lift-new-york.htm
  9. "Long Island Arm Lift | Brachioplasty NYC." New York Bariatric Group. https://www.nybgplasticsurgery.com/body/arm-lift/
  10. "Natural Looking Arm Lift Surgery." Dr. Jason Plastic Surgery. https://www.drjasonplasticsurgery.com/service/arm-lift-brachioplasty/

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