Is an arm lift right for you?
There are a variety of reasons you may want to undergo among the best arm lift Calabasas has to offer with Dr. Schwartz. In general, men and women seek out this procedure in order to correct:
- Sagging arm skin.
- Excess arm fat.
- Flabby arms, or “bat wings.”
- Undefined arms due to substantial weight loss, pregnancy or the natural aging process.
An overview of an arm lift
To prepare for arm lift surgery, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly explain what you can expect from the procedure during your initial consultation. During that time, he will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations to ensure an optimal outcome. Using our Touch MD system, our staff will be able to show you examples of patients who have had similar procedures, and most importantly, how the incisions will heal.
To begin your actual surgery, one of our board certified anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia to ensure your total comfort and safety. Depending on your needs, Dr. Schwartz will then perform either a mini arm lift or a traditional upper arm lift.
If you possess a significant amount of excess volume and skin, Dr. Schwartz will perform an arm lift or full brachioplasty, making a longer incision from the under arm to the elbow, and then removing the excess fat and skin that concerns you most. In general, this procedure is most appropriate for patients who have quickly lost a substantial amount of weight or are experiencing a severe loss of elasticity due to the natural aging process.
If you have less excess volume to address, Dr. Schwartz will likely perform a mini arm lift or limited brachioplasty. A much smaller, less intensive surgery, this option involves a very small incision hidden in the armpit, through which Dr. Schwartz will remove only excess skin. Regardless of the approach used, Dr. Schwartz will end the procedure by trimming away any excess skin, and then expertly closing the incisions to minimize scarring.
What to expect during recovery
Both a full arm lift and limited brachioplasty are significant procedures, and you should plan for an adequate recovery period. During this time, you will experience some pain and swelling in the area, which will be easily manageable with prescribed pain medication from Dr. Schwartz. Most patients who do not perform strenuous labor can be back to work in a week, including their normal daily routine. Patients should wait six weeks to resume strenuous exercise to ensure an optimal healing process. Dr. Schwartz and the staff will offer specific guidance on your recovery during your post-operative appointments. In addition, our TouchMD system gives you 24/7 access to all your post op instructions and documents.
Dr. Schwartz’s talent and capabilities as a surgeon are beyond compare. Please take a moment to view our beautiful photo gallery, to see for yourself the exquisite results that are possible when you undergo among the best arm lift Thousand Oaks has to offer with Dr. Michael R. Schwartz.
Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz
Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.
Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.