Arm Lift New Orleans
Brachioplasty, also known as an “Arm Lift” can remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms. As an out patient procedure, Brachioplasty is usually preformed under general anesthesia for your safety and comfort. The incision is generally made on the inside of the upper arm and extends from the armpit to the elbow. Some cases are able to be treated by Dr. Pelias with an incision that is just in the axilla (armpit).
WHAT PROBLEMS DOES AN ARM LIFT ADDRESS?
In general, candidates for an Arm Lift include adults with significant upper arm skin sagging and laxity. Dr. Pelias has preformed Arm Lifts on patients with excess upper-arm skin and fat following weight loss, loss of upper-arm skin elasticity or weakened tissue in the upper-arm.
HOW IS THE ARM LIFT PROCEDURE PREFORMED?
An out-patient procedure, Brachioplasty is performed by Dr. Pelias at one of our accredited out- patient surgery centers under general anesthesia for your safety and comfort.
BRACHIOPLASTY SURGICAL OPTIONS
The Arm Lift can be performed at two different levels. The level chosen is a decision that you make with Dr. Pelias during your initial consultation.
Invisible Arm Lift
The Invisible Arm Lift removes excess skin at the crease of the armpit (axilla) resulting in a short scar and is usually combined with Liposuction of the upper arm to remove fatty tissue.
Traditional Arm Lift
The Traditional Arm Lift removes hanging skin and fatty tissue from your armpit to just above the elbow. Dr. Pelias makes the incision on the inside of your arm.
SURGICAL ALTERNATIVE TO BRACHIOPLASTY
Liposuction may be a surgical alternative to Brachioplasty if there is good skin tone and localized fatty deposits. However, if you have too much excess skin, Liposuction alone will only make the skin more saggy.
FINDING OUT IF AN ARM LIFT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
If the underside of your upper arms have developed sagging, drooping skin, or appears loose due to excess skin, an Arm Lift may be for you. The best way to know if an Arm Lift would help you reach your overall goal is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pelias so you can review exactly what you’re looking to achieve.
Patient Before and After Photos