Dr. Anthony’s Surgical Technique
In most cases, your upper arm surgery will be performed in an outpatient facility, unless it’s one of multiple procedures to be performed at the same time. An upper arm lift may be done with other surgeries (often completed at a facility with inpatient monitoring), including a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or mommy makeover, as long as Dr. Anthony considers it appropriate.
An upper arm lift is typically done with the patient under general anesthesia and can require a few hours to finish. There are two types of arm lifts. One uses a limited skin excision limited to the armpit while in a traditional brachioplasty skin is removed starting at the elbow and continuing to the armpit. Dr. Anthony will help you select the best procedure for you. The incision will be placed in a way that allows it to be hidden as easily possible, although it will become a visible scar. In cases where liposuction is wanted to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, this can be completed as well. After the skin is pulled taut, it will be stitched together. You will have to care for the incisions by keeping them cleaned, covered, and supported with compression garments.