Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)

The top rated board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mahmood, is proud to offer patients brachioplasty (also known as arm lift surgery) at her state-of-the-art surgery center located in the heart of the Upper East Side in Manhattan, NYC. During a brachioplasty, loose skin and extra fat are surgically removed from the upper arm to give the limb a more contoured appearance. Excess arm fat may be a result of the natural aging process, genetics, or weight gain / loss. By using liposuction and skin excision to treat these issues, an arm lift leaves patients with tighter, smoother skin. Brachioplasty can provide patients with long-lasting results that make the arms look younger and toned. 

A brachioplasty with the double Ivy League trained Upper East Side, NYC based plastic surgeon, Dr. Mahmood, can successfully address excess arm fat through the use of liposuction and / or skin excision. An arm lift aims to reduce the size of the arm, eliminate fat deposits, and diminish the presence of excess arm skin. The procedure focuses on the upper arm region, however other areas with fat deposits / excess skin can also be treated concurrently. The most commonly treated areas include the armpits, back of breasts, elbows, forearms, and shoulders. 

Since liposuction surgery frequently leaves behind excess loose skin that needs to be further removed, these two surgical procedures are frequently combined. Skin excision exclusive operations are more popular among patients who are thinner and have already lost a significant amount of weight, whereas liposuction alone is most popular in younger people whose skin is still reasonably elastic.

Benefits of an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) include:

  • Stronger, more slim, and leaner arms
  • Supple, tighter skin on the arms
  • Restored and reformulated figure
  • Sculpted, attractive arms
  • Ability to comfortably wear tight fitting clothing
  • Improved overall emotional wellness

During your initial consultation with the double Ivy League trained board certified plastic surgeon, you will discuss your post-treatment goals and she will break down each step of the arm lift procedure and evaluate each arm to determine the best treatment plan. Men and women with excess arm fat who desire a more slim contour and have realistic post-operative expectations are typically candidates for brachioplasty. You will also have the opportunity to speak with the plastic surgeon one-on-one to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about a brachioplasty (arm lift surgery). 

On the day of your arm lift, you will travel to the Upper East Side, New York where our private surgical suite is located. The procedure begins with liposuction and the plastic surgeon makes minuscule incisions on the back of the elbow and the armpit. Arm fat is subsequently and delicately removed through the liposuction cannula. Once the excess skin is effectively removed, the plastic surgeon begins the skin incision process. Skin is removed in a long, elliptical form between the rear of the elbow, along the axis of the back / inside of the arm, and into the armpit. Your highly trained plastic surgeon utilizes the latest and greatest in scar placement techniques to ensure scarring is minimal and inconspicuous. Brachioplasty is performed under general anesthesia and patients can expect the procedure to take about an hour to two hours to complete. 

Our plastic surgery practice is dedicated to protecting your health and helping you achieve your cosmetic plastic surgery goals by providing superior patient care every step of the way, from the first consultation through the recovery period. We believe in making plastic surgery a comfortable fit for your budget and offer a variety of flexible financing options, including CareCredit™. Our in-office patient coordinator is happy to work with you to find a compatible payment option.

Umbareen Mahmood, MD
Upper East Side (Manhattan, NYC) Plastic Surgeon
5 E 57th St, Floor 16
New York, NY 10022
(917) 426-2936

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