Dr. Kenneth Hughes, MD
Harvard Trained, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
9700 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (310)-204-5822
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Arm lift (Brachioplasty) Photo Galleries at Hughes Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
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Dr. Hughes has performed hundreds of body contouring procedures for patients after massive weight loss or pregnancy in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Sometimes, the patient may require a tummy tuck or a full body lift, a thigh lift, a breast lift, an arm lift (armlift), or a combination of these.
The arm lift (armlift) or brachioplasty in its most basic sense addresses loose skin and residual fat of the upper arms. Two variants of the arm lift procedure exist, and they differ in their scar patterns and amount of skin and fat that can be removed.
An axillary (or armpit) incision can be used to remove a small ellipse of tissue. This arm lift is best utilized for patients who have loose skin confined to the arm pit area or uppermost aspect of the arm. This arm lift can be combined with upper arm liposuction in the right patient to produce a dramatic improvement in upper arm contour. The scar remains hidden within the armpit. Please see the photo gallery for arm lift (brachioplasty) for examples of this surgery.
The axillary arm lift with liposuction takes about 1 hour to perform. The procedure is done in our outpatient surgery center, and the patient goes home the same day. The procedure has a short recovery period, and patients are usually back to work in a few days. The patient can expect some bruising and swelling that improves over the first week. However, the final result is seen after 3 months or longer as the body is able to reduce the swelling in the arms and form a mature scar.
The second type of arm lift combines the arm pit incision with an incision hidden on the inside of the arm. This surgery is often referred to as an L-shaped brachioplasty or an extended brachioplasty. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight or have a great deal of loose skin may benefit from this more extensive arm skin reduction and lift. This extended arm lift allows more fat and skin to be removed and it can produce a much better contour. There are examples of this brachioplasty or arm lift in the arm lift photo galleries.
The extended arm lift of L-shaped arm lift takes about 2 hours to perform. The procedure is done in our outpatient surgery center, and the patient goes home the same day. This procedure has a longer recovery period with patients going back to work in a week. The patient can expect some bruising and swelling that improves over the first two to three weeks. However, the final result is not seen until 6 months or longer as the body is able to reduce the swelling in the arms and form a mature scar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
This patient had very large upper arms with a significant skin laxity and fat component.  The patient had her arm circumference reduced by half with the arm lift surgery.  The arm lift surgery known as brachioplasty relies upon removing skin and fat from the arm with an incision that is hidden on the inside of the arm.
 
 
 
 
This patient's arm circumference was reduced by 30% after aggressive liposuction.  Although she was not a large individual, she had greatly improved arm contours.
 
 
 
 
 
This arm lift greatly improved patient contours and allowed the patient to have more confidence in short sleeve and sleeveless attire for her upcoming wedding.
 
 
 
This patient's scar is early after surgery.  Notice the lack of bunching present in other results you may have seen.  The scar will fade over a year's time.
 
 

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