An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, reduces excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow, reshaping your arms to result in smoother skin and more youthful contours. Dr. Poulos in Northborough is able to achieve elegant, personalized results that reflect your unique aesthetic sensibilities and wishes for improvement.
What is an arm lift?
An arm lift is a strategic procedure to help tone, slim and sculpt the upper arms, reducing sagging skin while boosting your satisfaction with your image.
Patients who have experienced massive weight loss, such as from a gastric bypass, may benefit from this procedure, as will those whose skin has lost its elasticity as they’ve aged. Many of our patients describe their pre-surgery arms as looking and feeling like “bat wings.”
While not a replacement for brachioplasty, liposuction of the arms is a cosmetic procedure that consistently yields the highest level of patient satisfaction.
A slim, elegant arm lends the appearance of a slimmer torso and allows you to wear sleeveless clothing with confidence. Brachioplasty must be performed in a hospital setting; however liposuction of the arms may be performed in our in-office surgical suite.
What are the benefits of an arm lift?
- A more youthful aesthetic
- Slimmer, tighter upper arms
- Increased wardrobe choices
- Greater satisfaction with one’s image
- Results where dieting and exercise have failed
Who is a good candidate for an arm lift?
- Has moderate to severe upper arm laxity
- Is at a stable weight for their frame
- Is of sound mind and body
- Is a non-smoker
- Is realistic in their expectations for their outcome
What will my recovery entail?
Dr. Poulos will fit you with a compression garment, which will help minimize swelling while maintaining your new, improved arm shape. After one week, your sutures will be removed, and you will be allowed to return to light activities. Be careful to avoid heavy lifting or vigorous exercise for at least six weeks.
Why choose Dr. Poulos in Worcester for an arm lift?
Dr. Poulos pursues a customized approach for each procedure, tailoring her technique to reflect your individual anatomy, lifestyle and goals for improvement. Her practice environment is warm and inviting, setting you instantly at ease.
Dr. Poulos received her Medical Doctor degree at State University of New York School of Medicine, subsequently pursuing a 5-year general surgery internship and residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut. She then completed a plastic surgery residency at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.