Cosmetic surgery procedures are designed to reshape facial and body structures to improve your appearance and self-esteem. Whether due to aging or following weight loss by diet, exercise, or with the help of bypass surgery, excess skin can be problematic. The expanded skin over your face, neck, chest, breast, belly, arms and thighs becomes unsightly and a nuisance. In some cases, infections can develop under the excess skin folds.
The excess skin under the arms and armpits can be very problematic. In the arm, the excess skin and fat that hangs down can be removed with an arm lift; the scars hidden in your armpit and in the inner aspect of your upper arms. The result is a contour of your upper arm that matches the contour of your lower arm. The arm lift may be combined with other plastic surgery procedures to dramatically improve your appearance.
Arm lift surgery is performed as outpatient surgery, which means you will go home the same day of your surgery. Because both upper arms are operated upon at the same operation, you will need assistance for several days before you become more independent.
Arm lift incisions are often in the armpit and extend to varying amounts down the arm. The more excess skin that needs to be removed, the longer the incision may be. An individualized consult will be able to tell you exactly how long the scars would be and what you can expect from the surgery.
In certain individuals, the armpit scars may be confined within the armpit and not extend down the arm.
Your safety is paramount. All body contouring procedures are performed by Dr. Frank Isik in Seattle Washington, who is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over a decade of experience accompanied by an anesthesiologist or CRNA in a AAAASF certified operating room to assure your safety.
You are welcome to come for a consultation to see more patient photos and learn about the cost of arm lift surgery. We perform outpatient surgery for patients from Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland and the greater Western Washington area. For patients from Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, we coordinate reduced rate accommodations at several high-quality hotels that are within walking distance of our plastic surgery center and downtown Seattle.