Mini Arm Lift
Mini arm lift is a body contouring procedure to create a slimmer arm appearance. The procedure involves re-sculpting arm tissue and removing loose or saggy skin by tightening the skin.
A limited incision brachioplasty or mini arm lift ranks among the most common procedures sought by patients nowadays. This will make sense when you realize that arms are highly visible. Arms make the focal point in the body whether you wear exercise, slim fitting, or bathing clothing.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides limited incision brachioplasty to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.
Candidacy for Mini Arm Lift
There are several features that make a person ideal candidate for arm lift surgery:
- Moderate Excess Skin
- Excess Arm Fat
- Mild Excess Arm Skin
- Excess Skin And Fat
- Weight Loss Patients
Process of a Mini Arm Lift
These are the steps undertaken in a mini arm lift procedure:
This is necessary to every procedure. Before commencing the cosmetic surgeon will outline the areas of anticipated skin removal and liposuction on the patient. The scar is usually made in the form of a small “u” within the armpit depth. Your surgeon will do everything possible to remove as much loose skin as safely possible. Too much removal of skin may place you at a higher risk of complications with wound healing. It may also result in a more visible scar since pulling at a healing scar can make it wide.
Generally, mini arm lift cosmetic surgery procedure is performed under general anesthesia. However, it can also be performed under local anesthesia if the patient is an ideal candidate.
Numbing fluid will be placed by the surgeon on the treated area after inducing anesthesia. This involves the area of skin removal and liposuction.
Vaser ultrasound technology is usually used for liquefying fat present in the area. This technology helps in ensuring an easy and smooth fat removal.
Gentle yet aggressive fat removal and liposuction will be performed by the surgeon using small cannulas. The goal here is to loosen the skin and ensure that maximum amount of stubborn fat deposits can be removed from the armpit.
Tailor tacking is performed by the surgeon at this point. The arm will be placed at the exact tension that the surgeon thinks is ideal. The arm skin will be temporarily sutured. Marking for skin removal can be redrawn after doing this for best results.
Sutures and bandage
Dissolvable sutures are usually removed for sewing the skin in multiple layers. Mini arm lift plastic surgery does not require any drains. The arms will be covered in a bandage for a few days.
Recovering from a Mini Arm Lift
You may need to take pain management medications for 2 – 3 days and antibiotics for 5 days following your arm lift surgery. The surgeon may recommend you should take some time off of work for a few days. However, you would be able to use the computer and phone starting the next day.
Cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for a limited incision brachioplasty.
CONTACT MBODY CONTOURING AND LASER CENTER in NORTHERN VIRGINIA
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit or click here to contact us.
Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.