Sculpting the Arms
Significant weight loss and natural aging often cause excess fat and skin folds to accumulate in the upper arm area. With an arm reduction, medically referred to as brachioplasty, loose skin on the arms can be eliminated and the area tightened, to form a more contoured appearance. This cosmetic plastic surgery procedure involves an incision made from the armpit to the elbow. Excess fat is removed from the area and the upper arm is recontoured. Any residual scarring is very discreet and our plastic surgeon will work diligently to make the scarring as light and unnoticeable as possible. Most doctors can adjust where they make their incision so that the scar runs either underneath the arm or on the inside surface. These are less visible in normal poses and can improve over time as the scar fades. However, most patients need to be aware that they are essentially trading “skin for scars” with this procedure.
Recovery from an arm lift plastic surgery typically lasts a few days following the procedure. However, exercise must remain off limits for two weeks. Any discomfort can be alleviated with medication. The results will be immediately obvious, but will show apparent improvement over the next two weeks as swelling subsides. The scars will heal and mature over the next six months, possibly fading from sight entirely. The plastic surgeons at The Peer Group in Florham Park have performed many arm lift procedures for women and men in northern New Jersey, including the Chatham, Summit and Westfield communities. Photographs of patients taken before and after plastic surgery illustrate the dramatic results this aesthetic medical procedure can achieve.