Restoring Contours and Confidence for the Philadelphia Area
Despite an active lifestyle and healthy diet, it is not uncommon for people to experience loose, sagging skin anywhere on the body, including the underside of the upper arms. Often, the natural aging process, weight loss, and genetics can cause skin to lose elasticity and lead to sagging skin. Dr. Scott D. Chapin can drastically enhance the contour of the upper arms that does not respond to diet and exercise with an arm lift. This is medically known as brachioplasty. This procedure can eliminate excess skin and fat from the undersurface of the arms to restore tighter, firmer, and sleeker arm contour.
Arm lift surgery can:
- Remove loose, sagging skin from the underside of the arms
- Eliminate stubborn fat pockets from the arms
- Create a sleeker arm contour
Our Customized Approach
Dr. Chapin is an expert in a variety of body contouring procedures that eliminate sagging, excess skin and will provide a customized plan to attain your aesthetics goals. It is not uncommon for an arm lift to be performed in conjunction with other body contouring procedures, such as a buttocks lift, thigh lift, and abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. Patients often elect liposuction to be performed in combination with one or more body contouring procedures to help achieve the figure they always imagined.
Although an arm lift procedure requires an incision in the targeted area, Dr. Chapin strategically places the incision in a discreet location that is easily concealed by clothing or the body’s natural shape. Excess skin, fat, and tissue are removed from the targeted areas to restore a flatter, tighter figure. Next, liposuction will
be performed if it has been elected by the patient to eliminate any stubborn fat deposits. Dr. Chapin will repair any underlying musculature that may be damaged by utilizing internal sutures. The remaining skin is then pulled taut and realigned as needed before closing the incisions with sutures and applying the final dressings.
Meet Dr. Scott Chapin
Dr. Scott D. Chapin blends medical science, artistry, and humanity in every procedure he performs. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he specializes in aesthetic surgery, with a particular focus on breast surgery. His national reputation and commitment to excellence make him a top choice for Doylestown and beyond.
Day of Your Procedure
Your procedure will be performed under general anesthesia at a Bucks County or Montgomery County AAA Certified Facility. Typically it takes two hours to perform an arm lift. This time could be longer if other body contouring procedures have been elected to be performed at the same time. Patients are discharged to the care of a responsible adult after the anesthesia has worn off. Rarely, Dr. Chapin requires patients to stay one night after surgery at a medical center for a physician or nurse to monitor their progress.
Arm Lift Recovery
It is common for patients to experience swelling, mild bruising, tenderness, mild discomfort, or pain in the treated areas. Ice packs and oral pain medication will help relieve these symptoms during the initial recovery period and any discomfort will taper during the healing process. Individuals undergoing the procedure should plan to take about one week off from work or their daily routine. During this time, it is crucial to avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity and to get plenty of rest. Dr. Chapin will provide
complete preoperative and postoperative care instructions. He will monitor and advise when patients can gradually resume their daily activities, including exercise.