Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift, is a procedure wherein Dr. Armijo removes excess skin and fat from the underarms. An arm lift is often performed on post-weight loss patients who have lost a good amount of weight in a short amount of time.
The initial recovery time for this procedure is relatively short, as the patient may return to light activity within a week or two. However, exercise must remain off limits for four to six weeks. The results will be immediate and will show apparent improvement over the next few weeks as swelling subsides. The scars will continue to heal and fade over the next six months to a year.