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What is an arm lift?

During arm lift surgery, an incision is made on the inside of the arm, and the extent of the incision depends on the amount of tissue requiring removal. While some may be concerned about the appearance of a scar, the advantages of sculpting the arms in this way tend to outweigh the drawbacks. What's more, the scar fades nicely over time. 

An arm lift can be performed using a combination of skin excision, skin tightening, skin repositioning, and liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue. Once the final contour is reached, the incision will be sutured closed and the arms will be wrapped in bandages.

What are the advantages of an arm lift?

  • Slimmer, firmer upper arms
  • Increased wardrobe choices
  • Enhanced self-confidence in one's image
  • Effective where dieting and exercise have failed
  • Reduction in excess fatty tissue
  • Reduction in sagging skin
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Who is an ideal candidate for an arm lift?

Anyone who is troubled by low-hanging skin on their upper arms is a good candidate for an arm lift, provided they are non-smokers of sound mind and body, and who are realistic in what they hope to accomplish aesthetically. Patients at a stable weight who are noticing changes due to the aging process, or who have recently undergone major weight loss will benefit from a customized arm lift performed by Dr. Zampell.

What can I expect from recovery?

For a few days after surgery, you will be asked to wear compression garments, which help to reduce your post-operative swelling and maintain your new upper arm shape. They will also aid in promoting good blood circulation. After the first week, your sutures will be removed, and you will be able to begin participating in light physical activities. Bear in mind that you will need to avoid any heavy lifting or vigorous activity for up to six weeks in order to give your body the best chance at a full recuperation.

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Why select Dr. Zampell for an arm lift?

While Dr. Zampell is best known for her work as a sought-after reconstructive breast surgeon, she is also gifted with an artist’s eye for beauty and balance that informs her cosmetic results. Dr. Zampell delivers elegant, customized outcomes that reflect the patient's aesthetic wishes and unique anatomical variables.

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