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Arm Lift Surgery

Brachioplasty Surgical Procedure

Anita Patel MD Beverly Hills Arm Lifts

Arm Lifts in Beverly Hills: What You Need to Know

Confidence in short sleeved or sleeveless clothes, or simply being comfortable showing your arms, is important. Loose or sagging upper arm skin can be a significant source of distress or embarrassment. The skin of the upper inner arms tends to lose elasticity with age or weight changes, and the jiggling when moving one’s arms, or simply the appearance, can lead one to restrict clothing choices, and in turn even restrict activities to ones that do not require revealing one’s arms.

Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, can be an immensely gratifying and freeing procedure. By removing excess arm skin and restoring a slimmer, tighter appearance to the upper arms, you can regain the confidence and freedom to resume showing your arms again.

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

First, you will meet with Dr. Anita to share your concerns and discuss the results that you hope to achieve. This will be followed by a review of your medical history and a focused physical exam. Dr. Anita will then go over the risks and activity restrictions, and give you time to ask questions. Prior to the surgery, you will fill out consent forms.

The arm lift consists of the surgical reduction of loose skin and subcutaneous tissue/fat along the upper arms, and may included liposuction of fat as well as the excision of excess skin. This surgery will involve general anesthesia and we recommend that you arrange to have someone drive you to and from the appointment.

Length of Surgery

2.5 hours

Anesthesia

Anesthesia

General

Post-op Activity

Avoid activity that places pressure or stretch on the incision areas. Keep arms elevated when laying down (hand above elbow, elbow above heart). A compression garment that goes from shoulder to wrists is recommended after surgery to minimize swelling.

Return to work

Approximately 10 days.

Please Note: These are general estimates that may or may not apply to you individually.

FINANCING AVAILABLE

Payments for nonsurgical treatments are made prior to or on the date of service, and payments for surgery are required to be paid in full 3 weeks prior to the surgical date.

We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, and cashier checks. We also work with two third-party financing companies, Care Credit and Alphaeon Credit. You can find more information and apply for credit online using the links below.

STEP BY STEP PROCESS

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At the Clinic

During your consultation, Dr. Anita will take time to learn more about your motivations and goals, understand your concerns, and discuss the treatment in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam in order to determine the best plan to reach your goals, and make sure you are a good candidate for surgery.

The Surgery

The day of surgery, Dr. Anita will meet with you in the pre-operative area, review the planned procedure, and mark the surgical site. This is also a time you can go over any additional questions you may have prior to surgery.

Post Surgery

After surgery, you will be provided with postoperative care instructions, and instructions for follow-up. Dr. Anita will see you for the first postoperative visit 1-2 days after surgery, with an additional visit the week after for drain removal if appropriate. Additional postoperative visits are typically spaced at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is brachioplasty surgery?

Brachioplasty surgery, also known as arm lift, removes excess skin and volume from the upper arms. The incision typically runs from the underarm to the elbow.

What is a mini arm lift?

Sometimes only a small amount of skin needs to be removed, and the incision length can be shortened accordingly.

How long does arm surgery take?

Typically arm lift surgery takes 2 1/2 hours total.

How much does an arm lift cost?

The cost for arm lift surgery will depend on a number of factors, including whether or not liposuction will be performed, the anticipated length of surgery, and more. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary Pre-Consult Phone Call with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310-205-0212. During that phone call, important information will be discussed and ballpark pricing will be provided.

Does insurance cover brachioplasty?

Insurance does not cover brachioplasty, as it does not consider it medically necessary. On rare occasion, if the excess skin is severe and interfering with activities of daily living, then insurance may cover part of the surgery.Insurance does not typically cover brachioplasty, as it does not consider it medically necessary. On rare occasions, if the excess skin is severe and interfering with activities of daily living, then insurance may consider covering part of the surgery.

How long does a brachioplasty take to heal?

While you can resume work in about 10 days, and resume exercise in 6 weeks, it takes the scar a full year to mature and fade. During the first 8 weeks, we highly recommend a scar therapy protocol to minimize the visibility of the scar.

How long after brachioplasty can I exercise?

You may resume exercise 6 weeks after brachioplasty.

Do brachioplasty scars fade?

Brachioplasty scars do fade with time. Early on, they are skin color or slightly pink. As the wound healing progresses, It is normal for the scar to be more intensely pink. During this time, I recommend a scar therapy protocol to prevent hypertrophic scarring and to reduce visibility of the scar. It can take a full year for the pigment to fade, and if the scar is more visible than desired, laser treatments or radiofrequency resurfacing treatments are available to “erase” the scar further.

Client Reviews

" Dear Dr. Patel, June, and Zuny. Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion with me during and after my accident. I feel as though you saved me from disfigurement and I am SO grateful... Thank you for making my accident easer to put in the past. All my best. "

E.J.

" The fabulous Dr. Anita Patel, thank you so much for my new boobies! I am so happy with the results and already feel so much more confident. You truly made me feel comfortable every step of the way. You are a master at what you do and I am so honored to have gotten work done by you! I adore you tons. xxxo "

S.R.

" Dr. Patel, thank you so much once again! You saved me at an all time low. "

G.D.

" Dr. Patel, I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me! Your gentle kindness is greatly appreciated. I love the New Me and it is all because of you! Warm Regards. "

T.V.

" I would like to say that Dr. Patel and her medical and office staff are professional and courteous. From my initial consultation visit until the present which is post-surgery 3 months. They smile and look you in the eye. They make you feel comfortable enough to express your true desire for your appearance and they sincerely endeavor to give to you the closest possible result. Dr. Patel and her team took such good care of me. She anticipated my needs and was attentive to my wound care and pain maintenance. I am pleased with my tummy and thighplasty. I am looking forward to next year when I continue with a breast reduction and lift and upper arms. "

O.A.

" Dr. Patel and her staff are absolutely AMAZING!!! After having my lap-band in 2009, I was ready to get rid of my loose skin for good! I decided to have a tummy tuck and a thigh lift. =) I met with 5 different surgeons before I was referred to Dr. Anita Patel. She was finally the one!!!! Her assistant Jenny is just as amazing as she is!!! I was super nervous about having these two procedures done, but I had Dr. Patel and Jenny right there the whole way!!! They went above and beyond to meet all of my concerns. =) I had my surgeries 11 days ago and I am super happy with my results so far!!! I can't wait to see them when I am fully recovered! I will be having a breast lift/augmentation next! Everyone from the front desk to the operating room are just AMAZING!!!! "

V.J.

" Dr. Patel made me so comfortable. She is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to everyone! "

D.B.

" I had my lap band surgery three years ago now I was ready for my tummy tuck. But from the horror stories I heard I kept putting it off. I went to see two other doctors and wasn't happy, until I met Dr. Patel and her amazing staff. The first day I met them I knew I wanted her to be the one to do my surgery for me. Everyone was fantastic from Dr. Patel's staff to the after care. "

M.M.

" Dr. Patel and her staff are the best professionals in town! "

A.S.

" Dr. Patel is a great Doctor. From the very first phone call with Jenny, Dr. Patel's Coordinator, I felt very comfortable. When I went for the 1st appointment in Newport Beach, I was very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Patel and Jenny. They took time discussing the procedures and options and put my mind at ease. I had a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift with Implants. The surgery day went great and I am so happy with the results. I would recommend her to my family and friends and will use her for any future cosmetic surgeries I may have. Thank you Dr. Patel!! "

C.C.

" Dr. Patel is absolutely amazing! I interviewed many surgeons and no one could touch her compassionate, genuine personality. Dr. Patel takes her time during the consultation, you are never rushed. She is very detailed when explaining the procedures, prep and recovery. She is real... not pretentious, no inflated ego and zero God complex. Dr. Patel cares about every person who takes the time to come to her clinic. Throughout my pre-op, surgery and post-op Dr. Patel's exceptional care was displayed without waiver. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone considering the services of a PS to contact her... it will be worth your time. Thank you Dr. Patel!!!!! "

A.V.

" You give so much of yourself in the kindness you show and the lives you touch. Wish that all the goodness you share comes back to you. Thank you for everything you have done for me. "

A.K.

" Words cannot express how thankful I am for you. You really have helped to change my life for the better, and gave me the body I knew was under there somewhere... making it all happen truly renews my faith that there are great people out there. You are an artist and I am so happy to have you in my life... "

M.V.

" Dr. Patel, Jenny, Nicole, and staff, I have enjoyed every moment with each of you and I thank you again for making the entire process of my surgery at Rox Surgery Center such a joy and success. You're all the best!!... "

V.W.

" You are an amazing surgeon I am so glad I found you. I am more than happy with the results. It is better than I could have ever imagined. Your staff Jenny and nurse Zarina were so caring and made me feel comfortable with the whole process... Thank you so much... "

K.S.

" There really isn't a way to explain what this surgery has meant to me. It is the final step of a really long and hard emotional journey... From the bottom of my heart thank you for making me look like I feel. Your talent is amazing!... "

C.L.

" I was extremely happy with everyone. The whole staff was helpful and very personable. Dr. Patel you are amazing!!... I would recommend you to anyone looking for a breast augmentation. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!... "

V.M.

" Thank you and your staff so much for making me feel so special and taking such good care of me. I can tell you love what you do... "

C.B.

I just wanted to thank you for taking such great care of me before, during, and after my surgery. It meant a lot to know I wasn't just another patient coming through. I'll actually miss seeing you once all is said and done!... "

N.H.

" I've wanted to do this my whole life. Thank you for being so kind and holding my hand through this experience. I am so grateful I found you... "

D.W.

" Thank you for taking the time to listen. I am so happy with my results! I wish I had done it sooner... "

S.P.

" Thank you so much for taking care of me. Your kindness is greatly appreciated... "

N.A.

" Words cannot express my gratitude for your expertise... I was in need of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and no where near Beverly Hills! It was nice of you to work at the hospital that day!! Thank you... "

L.G.



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