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Marisa Lawrence M.D., F.A.C.S.

Arm Lift Atlanta

What is an arm lift?

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is performed to contour the excess skin and fat deposits of the upper arm. Arm Lift surgery can be performed on a large variety of patients, including normal weight patients with fatty deposits and older patients who simply need skin tightening. However, the majority of patients undergoing brachioplasty are weight loss patients that present with excess skin and fat in their upper arms. For patients who have upper arm fullness with no skin excess, liposuction alone can be effective in improving upper arm appearance. Laser-assisted liposuction both removes fat and tightens skin with minimal scarring. For patients with a small amount of extra skin in the upper arm, improvement can be attained with a minimal incision brachioplasty, where skin is removed through a small scar in the armpit. When there is a lot of skin excess tissue is removed, leaving a scar that runs from the elbow to the arm pit, sometimes, extending onto the side of the chest wall. Although the scars are initially conspicuous, careful attention to scar management with silicone cream and laser treatments can improve their quality. These procedures are performed in outpatient surgery centers under general anesthesia and take about 2 hours. Compression sleeves are worn for 1–2 weeks and patients can resume activities in 7–10 days.

Learn More about Arm Lift Surgery

Dr. Marisa Lawrence is an experienced Atlanta plastic surgeon who performs arm lift surgery for men and women who wish to improve the appearance of their upper body. To learn more about this comprehensive procedure, or other procedures such as tummy tuck, breast augmentation or thigh lift in Atlanta, contact her practice today at 404-303-7004.

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