Brachioplasty FAQ

What is Brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty, also referred to as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure where excess skin and fat between the elbow and the underarm is removed.  This generally results in smoother skin and a more proportioned arm shape.

Can you combine Brachioplasty with liposuction?
Yes, you may combine Brachioplasty and liposuction to achieve a desired aesthetic look.

When are results obvious after Brachioplasty?
Many patients notice results and improvements after their surgeons change their dressing for the first time.  This is due to the fact that excess fat and skin has already been removed. 

Will I have scars?  When will they fade?
Yes, you may have scars after your Brachioplasty procedure.  However, within 6 to 12 months time, these scars will gradually fade and become less apparent.

Will Brachioplasty improve muscle tone?
Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that is meant to reduce the amount of fat and skin covering a person's arms.  It will not improve muscle tone.  In order to improve your muscle tone in your arms, it is recommended that you start a regime of upper body exercise to get even more dramatic results.

If you are considering Brachioplasty, now is a great time to contact the West Coast Plastic Surgery Center and speak with a Westlake Village plastic surgeon.

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