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As we age, our skin starts to lose elasticity. This can cause loose, hanging skin on the upper arms as well as excess fat that resists diet and exercise. Excess fat and skin on the upper arms can often make a person feel self-conscious and uncomfortable wearing certain articles of clothing. A Brachioplasty can be performed to restore a more toned appearance to the upper arms.

Brachioplasty Expectations

With Brachioplasty Santa Ana patients can expect to correct:

  • Sagging, loose skin on the upper arms
  • Excess stubborn fat along the upper arms
  • Flabby tissue under the arms

Brachioplasty Options

At our practice in Santa Ana Brachioplasty is performed to reduce sagging skin and excess fat from the upper arm area. This involves the removal of excess skin and fat through an incision. Leftover skin is tightened and shaped to provide a flattering and defined arm contour.

Brachioplasty in Santa Ana, CA

Types of Brachioplasty

  • An incision is made either along the underside or along the back of the arm
  • Depending on the severity of sagging skin, the incision may extend from the underarm to the elbow
  • Excess fat deposits are removed
  • Excess skin is pulled and trimmed from the incision site
  • Scarring will be visible along the arms but will fade over time

Minimal Brachioplasty

  • The incision will be hidden in the armpit crease
  • Performed when a patient only has a minimal amount of sagging skin and fat
  • Skin will be trimmed and tightened through the incision
  • Fat will be removed by excision or suctioned out via liposuction
  • Scarring will be minimal, if not noticeable at all

Brachioplasty With Liposuction

  • An incision will be made along the inner arms or the back of the arms
  • Ideal for patients with a significant amount of fat on the arms
  • Excess skin will be removed and trimmed
  • Fat and tissue will be removed
  • Remaining fat will be suctioned out and sculpted using liposuction
  • Sutures or stitches will be used to close the incision
  • Scarring could extend to the elbow but will fade over time
Brachioplasty in Santa Ana, CA

Combining Body Procedures with Brachioplasty

A Brachioplasty is most common among patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. After significant weight loss, patients often choose to combine procedures such as breast lift surgery, tummy tuck surgery, and thigh lift surgery with an arm lift. By combining one or more procedures, patients can achieve an overall total body makeover. They can feel confident again with a body that is toned and skin that is tight and smooth.

Frequently Asked Questions Brachioplasty

A: Good candidates for brachioplasty have significant upper arm skin laxity they want to diminish. In addition, ideal candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations of the procedure.

Answer: Some of the Brachioplasty risks include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Poor wound healing
  • Scarring

A: Some pain and discomfort will be associated with the procedure; however, pain medication will be prescribed to alleviate the symptoms.

A: It is important to take the time to rest and follow your doctor’s instructions after Brachioplasty. This will ensure the best recovery possible. In addition, do not drink alcohol and do not smoke cigarettes for two weeks before and two weeks after the procedure. It is important to keep wounds clean and take medications given to you by your doctor to aid in the healing process.

A: According to the 2014 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average brachioplasty is $3,936. This cost can vary depending on the surgeon’s experience, geographic location of surgery, anesthesia, and other related expenses.

A: No smoking four weeks before or after having a Brachioplasty.

A: Yes, Brachioplasty can be done in our office under general anesthesia.

Embrace Comfort & Convenience

Procedures Under Local Anesthesia
with Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri

Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri, a distinguished plastic surgeon in Santa Ana, California, strongly advocates for patient comfort and safety during all procedures. His comprehensive approach to patient care includes using local anesthesia for various surgical procedures.

Local anesthesia is a type of anesthetic used to numb a specific area of the body where a surgical procedure will be performed. It allows the patient to remain awake and comfortable while avoiding the potential risks and side effects associated with general anesthesia. In Dr. Jazayeri's hands, an array of procedures can be carried out under local anesthesia, often leading to quicker recovery times and lower complication rates. These procedures include many facelifts, liposuctions, neck lifts, Brazilian butt lifts (BBLs), mini tummy tuck and, in certain cases, even breast and arm lift.

By taking advantage of local anesthesia's potential, Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri strives to make cosmetic and reconstructive surgery more accessible, comfortable, and patient-centered. His commitment to this safe anesthesia approach in Santa Ana, California, signals a new era in plastic surgery where patient comfort and safety are at the forefront.

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