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.
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
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:2 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.
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
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
Scar Prevention After Brachioplasty
Because some patients have concerns about developing surgical scars after Arm Lift surgery, Dr. Reis offers pre- and post-operative skincare scar regimens that are highly effective and can significantly reduce the appearance of scars. Additionally, Dr. Reis provides CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatments that can dramatically reduce the visible appearance of surgical scars. Learn more about scar prevention and treatment after Brachioplasty here.
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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.
Dr Reis and his team have been great to work with. I had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery and they were always available to answer any questions and see me when I had any concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Reis and his team.
I am three weeks post-surgery after a tummy tuck. Dr. Reis did brachioplasty and a thigh lift for me earlier in the year, after I had a significant weight loss that left me with a lot of loose skin. Not only is he a great surgeon, but he listens to all of my questions and concerns, and addresses each one. He prescribed pain medication for me before the surgery, but I only took it for two days. I just can't say I had pain with this surgery. SO glad I did this! I have a flat stomach!
With sweet sensitivity and genuine care, Dr. Reis passionately serves his patients and offers expertise. Beyond my restoration experience, he has shown commitment to pain management and advocating for me to maximize quality of care. Continually amazed, I can personally say his work is impressive and is paralleled only by his pursuit of excellence complemented with a heart of compassion. Words cannot express my gratefulness.
My experience has been great! He is a very good surgeon, and very caring. He checked on me all Labor Day weekend after my surgery. That is proof he cares. He also got on my cancer surgeon’s same schedule at short notice which prevented me from having 2 surgeries.
I saw Dr. Reis for a breast augmentation and removal of some past implants. I was worried about it and he immediately put me at ease. I was so impressed by his warmth, friendliness and patience with all of my questions and concerns. He did a fantastic job with the surgery and it became apparent that he is a perfectionist and an artist! He called me personally after the surgery to check on me, even when out of town with his family. I would say he is one of the best doctors I have ever known.
Dr. Reis is the Botox master! I absolutely HATE needles and he takes time to make sure I am ok (and numb with an ice pack) and does not rush me at all, even when I start feeling nauseous! The Botox was placed perfectly and my wrinkles were gone within a few days! His bedside manner along with his knowledge make for a great combination! Exactly what you want in your Dr.
Great visit with Dr. Reis. He and his entire team are very professional & offer expert advice. They made the whole process easy & were extremely knowledgeable. CANNOT RECOMMEND ENOUGH! Explained everything thoroughly & were so friendly!
I have worked in the plastic and reconstructive surgery field for over 18 years. I had the opportunity to work on one of Dr Scott Reis patients, and was blown away with the incredible results he provide for her. She had absolutely the most beautiful belly button I have ever seen. Dr. Reis performed a unilateral mastectomy on this pt and had to do a tummy tuck on her to obtain the skin needed for her reconstruction. I had to take a moment out of my day and say something. Truly Phenomenal results!!! Finding a Dr that will take the time to add all the special little details is such an important process. I can assure you, you have found a Gem of a Dr.
Dr. Reis and his staff are amazing . From my first appointment to the follow up appointments, I always feel well cared for by him. He has made this whole mommy makeover experience so easy. Plus, the results are amazing! So happy we chose Dr. Reis for this procedure.
I highly recommend Dr. Reis for any of your needs! The thing I like most about him is that I feel completely comfortable with him. He also did an amazing job on my tissue expander procedure and I cannot wait for him to do my complete reconstruction process! He is really AWESOME on what he does!
I've never left him feeling unsatisfied. His work is AMAZING & so natural. His ability to connect with me on a personal level since I always feel like an outcast is reassurance in believing Dr. Reis is GODSENT!
Dr. Reis is a fantastic surgeon. I found Dr. Reis at a time when I was looking for an all around refreshed look just ahead of a milestone birthday. He is attentive, kind, patient, and detail-oriented. Dr. Reis was able to visualize and articulate the kind of procedure(s) that would achieve the look I was going for (i.e., neck lift/facelift). It was my first time exploring plastic surgery and he was able to walk me through the process from first consultation to several months post-op. I am 100% confident in my appearance after my procedure and feel that Dr. Reis has given my face a younger, more-toned, natural look. I highly recommend Dr. Reis and his team!
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