The upper arm has a tendency to collect fat, contributing to a saggy appearance. This can be caused by aging, weight fluctuations, and even genetics. Fortunately there is a safe, effective procedure to remove excess fat and tissue in the upper arm. An arm lift in Orange County, properly performed by Dr. Esmailian, is a procedure that many women have undergone with successful results. Patients regularly report total satisfaction results, calling it the best arm lift Orange County offers.
ARM LIFT SURGERY WITH DR. ESMAILIAN
Your arm lift with Dr. Esmailian will begin with a consultation. This will give him an opportunity to examine your arms and determine how much tissue needs to be excised. During this time, you and he will discuss your goals and come up with a treatment plan. Once everything is agreed upon, treatment can begin.
The first step in an arm left is the application of anesthetic. In some cases, your arm lift can be done with local anesthetic, which means you won’t be unconscious. In certain cases, Dr. Esmailian will recommend general anesthetic for maximum comfort during the operation.
Once anesthetic is applied, treatment begins with an incision made on the undersides of the upper arms. The length and shape of the incision is determined by how much tissue is going to be removed. This aspect of your treatment will be fully discussed ahead of time.
After the incisions are made, Dr. Esmailian proceeds by removing underlying tissue that has become excessive, and tightening the remainder with stitches. The upper arm skin is then draped over the new contours, allowing Dr. Esmailian to remove the proper amount of excess skin. Once this is done, the skin is closed with techniques that minimize any resultant scar.
An arm lift generally takes two hours to complete. Call today to find out about receiving among the best arm lifts Orange County has available.
ABOUT ARM LIFT SURGERY
An arm lift surgery in Orange County with Dr. Farbod Esmailian may be beneficial to you if you notice that the underside of your upper arms appear loose and full because of excess fat and skin.
Weight fluctuations, genetics and aging can affect the way an individual’s upper arms look. Because a sagging and drooping upper arm occurs mainly due to lax skin, not muscle loss, this issue cannot be corrected through diet, strength training and/or exercise; however, a Brachioplasty (arm lift surgery) with Dr. Esmailian can eliminate the excess fat and skin to create a smoother, tighter upper arm.
AN ARM LIFT IS A PROCEDURE DESIGNED TO
- Reduce the number of localized fat pockets in the upper portion of the arm.
- Tighten and smooth the tissue of the upper arm responsible for defining its shape.
- Reduce the excess skin on the upper arm that sags and droops downward, in addition to provider a more contoured axilla (arm pit area)
ARM LIFT SURGERY BASICS
An arm lift specifically addresses the underside of the upper arm, from the armpit to the elbow. This area has been found to be particularly prone to fat pockets. While exercise can effectively eliminate the fatty portion, patients are often left with excessive skin that looks droopy. An arm lift can remove both skin and fat that has built up in this region, giving a more proportionate appearance to the arms.
ARM LIFT SURGERY (BRACHIOPLASTY) IN ORANGE COUNTY
When Dr. Esmailian performs an arm lift at his facility in Orange County, he removes the sagging skin from the underarm and reshapes the underside portion of the upper arm (from armpit to elbow). Once the localized fat deposits, excess skin and underlying weak tissues are addressed with an arm lift, the upper arms will be reshaped, offering a firmer, more toned appearance.
THE PERFECT ARM LIFT SURGERY CANDIDATE
A good candidate for a Brachioplasty in Orange County includes adults who:
- Have a substantial amount of excess and lax skin on their upper arms.
- Are healthy and do not have a medical condition that may impair the healing process or increase their risk of surgery.
- Have a positive, realistic outlook about their arm lift results.
- Are not considerably overweight and have maintained a relatively stable weight for some time.
THE INITIAL CONSULTATION FOR A BRACHIOPLASTY IN ORANGE COUNTY
During your arm lift initial consultation with Dr. Esmailian, you should be prepared to discuss various topics, including:
- What you would like to accomplish with your arm lift procedure in Orange County.
- Medical conditions, past surgical procedures, medical treatments and drug allergies.
- If your weight loss has stabilized during the past 3 months.
Dr. Esmailian will also:
- Perform a detailed examination and discuss the entire procedure in detail.
- Discuss the surgical plan and which particular arm lift, mini or full, would benefit you most.
- Lay out a follow up and recovery plan to help you achieve the best possible scar from your arm lift procedure in Orange County.
THE ARM LIFT PROCEDURE WITH DR. ESMAILIAN IN ORANGE COUNTY
The arm lift procedure itself usually takes approximately two hours; however, patients who decide to undergo multiple procedures at the same time (liposuction, etc.) will remain in the operating room longer. Arm lift surgery is an outpatient procedure and patients are generally in the recovery room for 1 to 1 ½ hours prior to discharge. For this reason, patients are required to bring a licensed driver with them to the facility on the day of their Brachioplasty procedure. In addition, patients should ask someone they trust to stay with them on the night of their arm lift procedure. Following your Brachioplasty procedure, you may expect to experience slight discomfort. You will also have some swelling and minimal bruising, as this is common following arm lift surgery. Usually, swelling peaks within two or three days after your surgery. Swelling may be reduced by using pillows to elevate your arm. This also increases your comfort level as you recover.
RECOVERING FROM ARM LIFT SURGERY IN ORANGE COUNTY
Following your arm lift surgery in Orange County, Dr. Esmailian will apply bandages or dressings to your incision site. He will apply a compression dressing to reduce swelling and place a small, thin tube under the skin. This tube allows excess fluid or blood to drain from the incision site. This drainage tube is usually removed in 5-7 days. You may shower in 48 hours after surgery and reapply the compression wrap on a daily basis. At approximately 2 weeks, the surgical tapes are removed, and a compression sleeve may be used in place of the compression wrap. Patients may resume full activity within 4 weeks of surgery.
ARM LIFT SURGERY RESULTS IN ORANGE COUNTY
Maintaining a stable weight and staying physically fit will ensure that the results of your arm lift surgery are long lasting. Keep in mind that as you age, losing some firmness in your arms is natural; however, the majority of the improvements achieved during your arm lift procedure in Orange County are permanent.