At Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, we offer upper arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, as a procedure for patients who cannot manage to tighten and tone this area of the arm with diet and exercise. Lax skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very typical, particularly for men and women who have lost weight or are advancing in age. Dr. John Layliev is a Long Island plastic surgeon who are very experienced in fat removal and skin tightening surgical techniques, and offer private consultations for arm lifts. If you want to hear more information about how an arm lift can alter the contour of your upper arms, please call and schedule an appointment at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Huntington, NY today.
Ideal Candidates for Brachioplasty
An upper arm lift is a cosmetic surgery employing advanced methods to slim the upper arm and excise excess skin to tighten the lax appearance. If you are self-conscious about your 'bat wings" and would prefer them to appear trim and taut again, you are a good candidate for this procedure. You need to be in overall good health so that your skin will recover properly. Some of the top concerns for an arm lift patient are excess, hanging skin on their upper arms, plus lost elasticity of the skin. It is important to note that you be at your ideal weight before to surgery.
Arm Lift Reviews
"I’ve had 3 surgeries there this past year with Dr, David Pincus. Breast’s, tummy tuck and my upper arms. I could not be any happier with the care from all of the staff there. My surgeries have give me more peace, strength, confidence and most of all happiness."- L.L. / Facebook / Nov 13, 2017
"Should have done it sooner. - I have had the most amazing experience with Dr Romanelli and his staff. He is caring and listens very well to what you want. They go out of the way to make you feel comfortable. I highly recommend this office. I can thank them enough. My surgery was a true life change for me."- T. / RealSelf / Jul 17, 2018
"Other - I was highly satisfied with my experience so far because the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They made me feel comfortable to ask questions and never during the process did I feel rushed. It was obvious that this practice considers its patients a priority and that they were competent educating me as well as helping me feel as ease to make a confident decision moving forward."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Nov 17, 2016
"Thankful! - Dr. Romanelli and his staff are beyond amazing. They are so kind and treated me with great care. I love my results, I highly recommend using Dr. Romanelli."- L. / RealSelf / Jun 27, 2018
"Doctors and staff were FANTASTIC. Could not be happier!! Highly recommend!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 30, 2018
Brachioplasty Surgical Technique
Most likely, your arm lift surgery will be performed in our outpatient facility. An upper arm lift may be combined with other surgeries, such as tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and thigh lifts — as long as our plastic surgeons consider it appropriate. An arm lift is typically done with the patient under general anesthesia. The sagging skin will be excised starting at the elbow all the way up to the armpit. The incision will be placed as inconspicuously as possible, although it will most likely leave a visible scar. In cases where liposuction is needed to eliminate stubborn fatty deposits, this can be completed also. After the skin is pulled taut, it will be stitched back into place. You will have to care for the incisions by keeping them clean, bandaged, and wrapped with compression garments.
What to Expect from Brachioplasty
A typical recovery time frame should take about two weeks with lots of rest, and allowing your body time to heal. You use your arms for almost everything, so most of our arm lift patients ease their way back to their normal activities. Compression garments must be kept on until you receive permission from our surgical team. For at least a month, most exercise should be eliminated, except taking short walks.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 2.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Get Back Your Shape with Brachioplasty
No matter what you call your droopy skin or "bat wings" under your upper arms, our plastic surgeons call it a way to improve your life with cosmetic surgery. If you are at your goal weight but still can't lose the skin and flab that hangs off your arms, please contact us to plan a consultation with Dr. James Romanelli or Dr. John Layliev at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery. Look fitter and younger with brachioplasty.