This female patient came to our offices wanting an arm lift procedure, also known as a brachioplasty procedure, to reduce the amount of excess upper arm fat and skin, which created a slightly sagging appearance to her outstretched arm, as can be seen in the "Before" picture. She wanted to have upper arms that were slimmer, more toned, and with smoother contours.
After going over the risks and potential complications that she would be undertaking by having an arm lift procedure, we discussed the steps and techniques that would be used during her arm lift procedure. Because she did not have a lot of excess fat or skin on her upper arm, the traditional arm lift procedure was not needed. Instead, she could get the results that she desired with the short scar arm lift procedure.
The traditional arm lift procedure meant that the patient would be left with a scar that ran from the elbow all the way up to the armpit. For a lot of patients in the past, the size of the scar associated with the arm lift was a source of conflict: was a more aesthetically-pleasing upper arm silhouette worth a potentially large scar?
However, for patients these days, there is good news: the Beverly Hills arm lift can now be performed with just a small scar within the armpit, using a new procedure known as the short scar arm lift. A short incision within the arm pit is enough to remove the necessary amount of excess upper arm skin and fat for patients who do not need a drastic removal of excess upper arm skin and fat to get the results that they desire.
The patient's "After" pictures, which were taken several months after her short scar arm lift procedure, show that the procedure has successfully given the patient the tighter and toned upper arm figure that she wanted with very minimal scarring. She has reported that she is extremely pleased with the results of her arm lift procedure.