Arm Lift Candidates Los Angeles

What Is Brachioplasty, Arm Tuck, or Arm Lift?

“After I lost a lot of weight following gastric bypass, all the hanging loose skin bothered me. But my arms bothered me the most. I was good about going to the gym, but was embarrassed during workouts because the skin on my arms moved back and forth. I wanted to correct their appearance first.” — June, age 25

Brachioplasty, also known as “Arm Lift” or “Arm Tuck,” is a plastic surgery procedure designed to remove redundant flabby and sagging skin folds of the upper arms. Colloquially, this surplus skin is described as “Bat Wings” or “Batwing Deformity,” and sometimes as “Bingo Wings.” In Beverly Hills Brachioplasty has become more prevalent as more people loose weight with Bariatric surgery. Arm tuck allows Los Angeles women who were always hiding their arm under long sleeves to be able to wear sleeveless cloths.

For fashion conscious Los Angeles or Beverly Hills women having slim, firm, and toned arms is more of a priority than having a tight abdomen or slim legs. Therefore, the need to undergo a Brachioplasty in Beverly Hills surpasses that of a Tummy Tuck because they are unable to find shirts that have wide enough arms, or are uncomfortable with showing their arms at all.

The popularity of the Brachioplasty has increased along with the growing number of people who have lost massive amounts of weight either through dieting or bariatric surgery- Gastric bypass, “stomach stapling,” or lap-banding.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly 15,000 Arm Lifts (Brachioplasties) were performed in 2005, a more than three fold increase since 1997.

Who Is A Good Candidate for Brachioplasty/Arm Lift?

  1. Women and men who have loose, flabby, and hanging skin folds of the upper arms after having lost much weight and who can accept some scarring as a trade off for having firmer, tighter, and smaller upper arms, are good candidates for Arm Lift/ Brachioplasty. However, you have to be sure that you are willing to trade your “Bat Wings” for the permanent scars that will extend under the arm from the armpit to the elbow. Among this group is a growing population of adults who have had massive weight loss and resulting sagging arms after Gastric Bypass Bariatric surgery.

  2. Also there are women who develop flabby arms not because of massive weight loss, but rather as a result of aging and loss of skin elasticity. These women have not been able to tighten-up or firmed-up their arms, no matter how much they have exercised.

During your consultation, Dr. Younai reviews your treatment options for Brachioplasty, including pros and cons of each procedure, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre and post operative instructions, and esthetic outcomes. There are also many before-and-after pictures and high resolution images of Arm Tuck/ Arm Lift available in our photo gallery.

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