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Arm Lift Surgery In Houston

Often referred to as an Arm Lift, Brachioplasty is a commonly performed surgery for anyone that has excess or sagging skin on their arms. Whether the unwanted skin is from significant weight loss or normal aging over time, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Scott Reis applies his years of experience and skill to provide a more sculpted, defined appearance to the arms.

Why Brachioplasty?

Excess and sagging skin can cause one to feel self-conscious or frustrated with their physical appearance. Brachioplasty surgery can help restore a sense of confidence by tightening tissue in the arms and targeting stubborn pockets of fat in the area.1  As we age, one of the most common cosmetic changes we see is a loss of skin elasticity.  This procedure offers a solution for those that have not been able to achieve tighter, more toned arms through diet and exercise. 

Preparing for Brachioplasty

During the initial consultation with Dr. Reis, your cosmetic goals and expectations will be discussed in detail. Once your medical history is reviewed and a physical exam is performed, Dr. Reis will offer his professional advice and suggestions to determine if an Arm Lift is the right option for you. Your comfort is extremely important to us. We encourage you to ask all of your questions and voice any concerns you may have during your appointment in our office. 

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How is Brachioplasty Performed?

Brachioplasty Specialist Dr. Reis uses the latest technology and techniques to perform this procedure with precise skill. He will target the specific problem area by placing internal sutures that will tighten the inner tissues. In order to ensure minimal visible scarring, Dr. Reis will place the incisions on the inner undersurface of the arm, making them visible only when you lift your arms above your head. He will recommend a topical treatment that can be applied prior to and after surgery, as well as post-operative fractional CO2 laser treatment to assist with scarring.

Depending on your specific goals, this procedure may be performed along with liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat in the arms.1

Brachioplasty Risks

When making the decision to undergo an elective cosmetic procedure, it is important to understand the risks associated with the surgery. Some of the Arm Lift surgery risks that you should be aware of, especially in massive weight loss patients either after bariatric surgery or diet and exercise are:fluid accumulation (seroma), pain and infection, incision healing delay, and suboptimal scarring.

If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact our office as soon as possible.

Making sure his patients are comfortable and informed about their procedure is very important to Dr. Reis and his team. They will be sure to go over any concerns you may have prior to surgery and provide helpful and informative after-care instructions prior to sending you home for recovery.

Brachioplasty Recovery

Follow-up consultations with Dr. Reis and his staff will be scheduled to ensure optimal healing and results. After the Brachioplasty procedure, you should avoid lifting your arms above your head or participating in any physical activity that may have a negative effect on the healing process for 4 to 8 weeks.2

Brachioplasty Results

Arm Lift results are typically long-lasting. Your arms will have a firmer, slimmer, and more toned appearance after surgery. To make sure these results last, we encourage you to maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle.2

Contact Brachioplasty Specialist in Houston

Dr. Scott Reis is determined to provide you with clear information in a personal consultation prior to scheduling your surgery. If you have questions on the Brachioplasty procedure or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us.

References
1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Arm Lift Brachioplasty. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/arm-lift. Accessed May 6, 2020.
2 Mayo Clinic. Arm Lift. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/arm-lift/about/pac-20392955. Accessed May 6, 2020.

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