Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after arm lift surgeons in Palm Beach. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. Arm lift is also commonly known as “arm tuck” or “brachioplasty”. This body contouring procedure shapes and contours the upper arm to achieve a youthful and toned appearance. The most common reasons to seek arm lift surgery include excess fullness, fatty tissue, and droopy skin in the arms. Some patient’s only have excess fatty tissue, some others droopy skin, and some a combination of all of the above. In most cases the patient may find it difficult to wear desired clothing, exercise, and even affect self image and confidence.
There are known advantages to arm lift surgery: Removes excess fatty tissue in the arms, removes excess droopy skin in the arms tightens the upper arm skin
BODY CHANGES IN ARMLIFT
As a person gains weight excess fatty tissue accumulates in the arms and stretches the overlying skin. As the person looses weight or ages, the stretched skin looses its elasticity and ability to contour to the underlying fat, creating the appearance of droopy skin, loose skin, or commonly known “wings”. In some people, the skin retains its elasticity and contours again to the underlying tissues; in this situation there is no droopy skin but there is excess fatty tissue that creates a bulky and full appearance.
The procedure is chosen after identifying the areas of fatty tissue and loose skin. Dr. Rueda analyzes each patient’s case meticulously to offer the procedure that leads to the best arm contour.
ARM LIFT PROCEDURE
Dr. Rueda is an expert in arm lift surgery and performs three types of procedures to achieve the desired outcome: arm lift with liposuction, mini arm lift, and full arm lift.
Two small puncture sites to fit a 3mm blunt cannula hidden in the armpit and elbow creases.
Excess fatty tissue with good skin elasticity.
There is a small vertical incision made and hidden in the upper arm pit area.
Excess fatty tissue with fair skin elasticity.
There is a horizontal incision made and hidden in the lower inner aspect of the arm.
Excess fatty tissue with loose and droopy skin.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Good candidates for arm lift surgery are patients who want to reduce upper arm fullness and achieve a toned arm appearance. The type of procedure chosen depends on the amount of excess fat and skin.
The effects of arm lift surgery are permanent! The procedure does not prevent the inevitable effects of aging or further weight gain that could lead to some re-accumulation of fat or excess skin.
Arm lift surgery may take 1-3 hours depending if liposuction, mini arm lift, or full arm lift was performed.
Your arm lift surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. This procedure is performed under twilight or general anesthesia. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.
Yes! The majority of patient’s undergoing this procedure undergo liposuction of their abdomen, hips, or thighs. This can be done safely at the time of the procedure.