Arm Lift in Sarasota

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As the human body ages and experiences weight fluctuations, the skin relaxes and fatty tissue is deposited in various parts of the body. These problem areas can be difficult to manage even through proper diet and exercise. It is common for the upper arm area to develop loose skin and fat which can cause embarrassment and restrict clothing choices. Brachioplasty, often called an arm lift, at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center is a body contouring process that removes excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper arms. Artistic and anatomical removal of this tissue can result in an improved appearance and silhouette.

It is important to understand that an arm lift is not a cure for obesity, and is most appropriate for persons with localized fat bulges and excess skin which are inherited, and remain, despite weight reduction and exercise.

Arm Lift With embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy

Brachioplasty is one of the fastest-growing procedures in cosmetic surgery. However, many patients have been hesitant to proceed with this effective procedure because of the visible scar it can leave behind. They believed they were trading one problem (loose arm skin) for another (noticeable scarring).

At Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center, we address this concern by using embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy starting 2 weeks after surgery. The embrace system includes a series of strong, flexible adhesive strips that take the tension off the incision while it heals. The strips have been clinically proven to produce finer, lighter scars that heal faster.

This easy-to-use system goes a long way to alleviate the top concern of many of our brachioplasty patients, leaving them with an incision that heals and fades rapidly until it is practically invisible. All anyone will notice is sleek, contoured arms.

Side By Side Comparison Photos

embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy
Untreated Side Treated with embrace®

Photos Courtesy of Ali Mosharrafa, MD

Are You a Good Candidate?

To be a good candidate for any plastic surgery, you must have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for you. It's important to understand that arm lift surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence but, like all plastic surgery, it is not going to solve underlying emotional issues you may have. Always think carefully about your expectations and discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon.

Next Steps

All successful surgeries begin with open and honest communication between doctor and patient. Are you considering plastic surgery? Request a consultation with one of the surgeons at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center or call (941) 366-8897 and let us educate you about your options and the procedures available.

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