Having loose skin on your arms can make you uncomfortable with your body. You may avoid wearing certain clothing or activities, like going to the beach. If you have sagging skin on your arms and are ready to do something about it, we can help. Dr. Bailey can perform brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, here in Newport Beach. Schedule an appointment today to determine if you’re a candidate.


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Arm Lift Candidates

You may be a good candidate if your weight is relatively stable, but you have significant upper arm skin laxity. You must be in good health and not struggle with medical conditions to safely undergo surgery. It is a good idea to avoid smoking if you’re considering this procedure.

Arm Lift Procedure

Regarding an arm lift procedure, attention to detail is critical, and creating a proportional and contoured appearance is key. This surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take anywhere from 2-3 hours. This is an outpatient procedure.

During the operation, Dr. Bailey will remove excess skin and fat from the upper arm that develops because of substantial weight loss, weight gain, or the effects of aging. The result is a firmer, more youthful look. A brachioplasty is often done with other “lift” procedures, such as a breast lift or body lift. During your consultation, Dr. Bailey will discuss the best way to achieve your desired aesthetic.

Treatment Outcome

There will be postoperative discomfort, which is typically managed with oral painkillers and will subside after a few days. Drainage tubes may be left in for 7-10 days post-op to collect extraneous blood and fluid. Although you may go home after the surgery, it is advised that a capable adult should stay with you for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor recovery.

Swelling will typically subside within the first few weeks, and a compression bandage may be worn to promote proper healing. Strenuous activity should be avoided for four weeks. Scars from the operation will naturally fade within a few months following the procedure.

Schedule an Arm Lift Procedure in Orange County, CA

If you have excess skin on your arms, an arm lift procedure can make a world of difference. This operation can be performed by Dr. Bailey here in the comfort of our Newport Beach office. To get started, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or give our office a call by dialing (949) 650-6710.

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Request Appointment

Whether you’re interested in a cosmetic treatment, such as an injectable, or surgery, we’re here for you. Dr. Bailey and our staff are ready to work with you to help you reach your beauty goals. To get started, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or give our office a call by dialing (949) 650-6710. If you'd like to book your consultation online, please click here.


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