Understanding Arm Lift

An arm lift is a surgical procedure to reshape the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow. Medically called brachioplasty, this procedure:

  • Reduces excess sagging skin
  • Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm
  • Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue defining the shape of the upper arm

I think this is for me

Arm lift surgery is very personal. You should take your time considering if the procedure is the right way for you to achieve your body goals. But, you don’t have to do it alone. Dr. Ridha is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with many accomplished years of experience, who also graduated valedictorian from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Cabrini) program in Manhattan. He has the knowledge, practical experience, and reliable bedside manner to guide you through your decision-making process to a satisfied outcome.

Arm Lift Saratoga Springs

Arm Lift Before & Afters

Browse our before and after gallery, as a glimpse of what’s in store for you.

Call and make an appointment

Our dedicated, friendly staff can arrange for a consultation around the busiest schedules. This first visit is very important. You should come to your appointment focused on the matter at hand with a list of your expectations and concerns, as well as unguarded openness and honesty. Being up-front with Dr. Ridha is the key to a successful and safe procedure. With your active involvement, he can help you through every step of the process in confidence. Your first visit may include:

  • A candid talk about why you are considering arm-lift surgery and what you hope to achieve
  • An evaluation of your general health and examination of your arms, which may include photographs and taking measurements
  • Informative discussions about the benefits and risks of the procedure, the surgical facility, how to prepare for surgery, and how to recover

What can I expect?

You will go into surgery with a detailed plan created by yourself and Dr. Ridha. Surgeries are unique to every patient, but most include the following steps.

Arm-lift surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which means you need to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery. Also, someone must be with you for at least the first night following surgery.

The procedure is performed while you are sedated or under general anesthesia. An incision is made from the underarm area extending along the inside or back of the upper arm to trim excess skin and fat. Additional incisions may be made where sagging pockets appear.

Dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. Surgical incisions must not be subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during healing. A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid. Dr. Ridha provides easy-to-follow instructions to care for yourself after surgery, which include a follow-up visit.

The results of your arm-lift surgery are immediately visible and are long lasting. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness.

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