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Do you find yourself covering your arms to hide excess fat or loose skin in the upper arm area? Do you search for clothing that will minimize your arm exposure, even in the summer months? Many men and women find themselves struggling with the appearance of their arms. Whether it may be from being overweight or losing weight, aging or just genetics, having an upper arm area that is too full or that contains too much loose skin can be an issue for some. Your arms are part of your body that gets shown frequently, so it’s no wonder that chubby or flabby upper arms are a common source of embarrassment for some men and women.

An arm lift is a body contouring procedure to create fit, firm upper arms. If you’ve recently lost a lot of weight, chances are you were left with excess skin that droops and sags. An arm lift can give you the toned, slim-looking arms you desire.

Here at Arizona Aesthetic Associates, we provide some of the best arm lifts Scottsdale has to offer.

Who is a good candidate?

You are a good candidate for an arm lift if you have excess fat or excess skin that hangs from your upper arms. Age, weight gain or weight loss, or genetics can influence the shape of your body and in many cases, no amount of exercise will completely restore the firm, athletic, youthful appearance to your arms – it requires a surgical procedure.

If a loss of elasticity and relaxed skin is preventing you from confidently showing them off, an arm lift may be the answer to your problem. For those who have very full arms from excess fat, the combination of liposuction and an arm lift can be performed.

If you are interested in getting and arm lift in Scottsdale and Phoenix areas, rest assured that the doctors at Arizona Aesthetic Associates are second to none.

Benefits of an Arm Lift

Your arm lift will be completed by one of our board-certified plastic surgeons and once healed you will notice incredible, permanent benefits.*

These include:

  • A reduction of hanging excess skin on your upper arms to create a more desirable, trim look
  • Improved arm shape
  • More attractive arm contour, free from excess skin and tissue
  • Better size, proportion and balance
  • Ability to wear sleeveless clothing with confidence with your arms looking fit and firm
  • Improved overall confidence in your body image

*Dr. LaBarbera is a board eligible plastic surgeon at Arizona Aesthetic Associates.

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Understanding the Procedure

During an arm lift, performed at our Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Gilbert offices, your surgeon will first mark where the incision will be made. Generally, a long incision will run from your armpit to your elbow on the inside portion of your arm. In some cases, an arm lift may involve a shorter incision and for those with significant excess skin the arm lift incision can be connected to the breast lift or bra line back lift incision. Every effort is made to place the incision in the least conspicuous area, so the scar is hidden beneath your arm.

Your arm lift will be performed under general anesthesia. Numbing medication is used as well, which reduces bruising and helps with discomfort following surgery. A typical arm lift will take an hour or two, depending on the extent of the corrections needed.

After the procedure, it is normal to experience some discomfort, along with swelling and bruising. This, however, is usually fairly low and most patients take little if any pain medication. Any lingering pain is easily managed with prescription medication and usually resolves within the first week. This is your body’s natural way of healing itself. Compression garments will help to minimize swelling and aid with proper blood circulation.

The recovery period after an arm lift procedure involves getting plenty of rest and gently caring for your arms. Do not attempt any heavy lifting or physical activity until you are cleared by our surgeons. It is important to follow your aftercare instructions, and to use your arms and body very gently, particularly in the early stages of recovery. Keeping your arms elevated is also very useful.

Fortunately, we deliver some of the best arm lifts Phoenix has to offer, and sagging arm skin is a thing of the past.

Why Choose Arizona Aesthetic Associates for your Arm Lift?

Selecting the right plastic surgeon is the most important aspect of any procedure. At Arizona Aesthetic Associates, our board-certified plastic surgeons have a reputation for excellence, and are known throughout the community for using cutting edge techniques and technology and achieving consistently beautiful and natural results.*

*Dr. LaBarbera is a board eligible plastic surgeon at Arizona Aesthetic Associates.

With private, luxury clinics in both Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Gilbert Arizona, Dr. Andres, Dr. LaBarbera and Dr. Repta, and the entire staff at Arizona Aesthetic Associates are skilled professionals who care about you, as an individual. We focus on performing arm lift surgery with meticulous care and attention to detail. Our goal is to is to provide you with the individualized care you deserve. If you desire more proportional, firmer, and attractive arms, we are here to help you achieve your goal.

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