Brachioplasty or Arm Lift surgery requires a great deal of surgical skill as well as knowledge of upper extremities complex anatomy, including the locations of important nerves and arteries. Unlike some might believe, Brachioplasty is much more that just tucking skin. In removing the excess fat of the upper arm, the plastic surgeon must protect delicate structures, including the veins and superficial nerves.
Therefore, you should only trust this task to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has had experience with the different styles of Brachioplasty. A so called “cosmetic surgeon” who is in reality a physician who has taken a short and limited course in plastic surgery does not have the depth of knowledge and experience to properly and safely perform a Brachioplasty or Arm Tuck.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is one of 24 boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, and it is the only one that certifies physicians in the full spectrum of plastic surgery, including Cosmetic & Reconstructive surgeries of the upper extremities, trunk, face, and the head and neck.
When you choose an ABPS certified physician (www.abplsurg.org), you are guaranteed the services of a specialist who has endured the most rigorous training. This includes graduation from an accredited medical school, five to seven years of internship and residency, including three to five years of training in general surgery and two years of training in plastic surgery. The physician must also complete demanding written and oral exams.
Usually, Arm Lift is performed under general anesthesia, and takes two to three hours. Because of the complexity of this procedure, and the need to have the patient remain still for several hours, it is very difficult to perform this procedure under local anesthesia, unless only very little skin is going to be removed in the armpits.
I must also emphasize that it is vital to also have a competent Board Certified Anesthesiologist as it is your anesthesiologist who holds your life in his or her hands.
Dr. Younai is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with formal training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, as well as General Surgery and Surgery of the Hand & \ Upper Extremities at some of the most prestigious university residencies in the United States. As a cosmetic plastic surgeon he has had ample experience in performing Brachioplasty, Axillary Surgery, and Surgeries of the Upper Extremities. At the California Center for Plastic Surgery Dr. Younai will review your treatment options for Brachioplasty or Arm Tuck, 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 Brachioplasty available in our photo gallery.
Dr. Younai performs his surgeries at the Regency Surgery Center which is certified by Medicare, AAAHC, and AAAASF.
Our center also includes the Regency Surgery Center which is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery facility certified by Medicare and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc., (AAAASF).
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