Before your arm lift surgery, our staff will schedule you for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Casey at one of our three offices located in the Bonita Springs / North Naples area, Marco Island, or Fort Myers.
When you meet with Dr. Casey for an arm lift consultation, he will evaluate your arms to help you decide which procedures may provide you with the most favorable outcome. If you have stubborn fat deposits in your upper arms, Dr. Casey may also recommend combining liposuction with your arm lift procedure to further improve upper arm contours. You will be provided with instructions that will help you prepare for and recover from your brachioplasty.
During an arm lift in our surgicenter, excess skin and tissue is surgically removed, and internal sutures are used to tighten and reshape the tissue. Patients are placed under general anesthesia or sedation anesthesia for the duration of the surgery, which typically lasts about two hours.
A traditional arm lift requires a horizontal incision on the back or underside of each upper arm, traveling from the armpit area toward the elbow. A short scar arm lift involves a vertical scar at the top of each upper arm, along the armpit area. Although arm lift scars are less significant with the short scar approach, this procedure often does not provide enough correction to reach most patients’ cosmetic goals, so it is only occasionally recommended.