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Arm Lift Minneapolis

Aging and weight fluctuations may cause unwelcome changes in the upper arms. The arms can begin to lose tone and contour, and some patients will experience sagging or loose skin, as well as stubborn fat deposits. To help improve the appearance of the upper arms, Dr. Gregory T. Mesna performs arm lift surgery at our Minneapolis, MN-area practice. An arm lift can tighten and tone your arms, helping you feel more comfortable in fitted and revealing clothing. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to discuss body contouring with an experienced cosmetic surgeon, contact Mesna Plastic Surgery today.

Arm Lift Candidates

A woman showing off her upper armsSleek, shapely arms can be an important component of a patient’s body image. As we age, our upper arm, between the elbow and shoulder, may begin to lose muscle tone. It is common for pockets of fat to develop in this area, and weight loss can result in loose excess skin on the arms. Patients who would like to address the appearance of their upper arms to provide a sleeker, more refined look are often excellent arm lift candidates.

Other candidates for the procedure can include men and women who have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery. Massive weight loss can result in loose, excess skin all over the body, including the upper arms.

About the Arm Lift

Each patient’s brachioplasty, or arm lift procedure, is customized according to their individual goals. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mesna will evaluate the treatment area and begin to formulate your personalized plan.

Arm lift surgery is performed safely and comfortably under general anesthesia. Dr. Mesna will make an incision that starts near the armpit and runs down along the back or inside of the upper arm. If your procedure only requires a minor correction, a smaller incision may be confined to the underarm area only.

For some patients, liposuction can be performed as part of the arm lift procedure. This allows Dr. Mesna to remove unwanted fatty deposits from the arms and tighten remaining tissue around the muscles and ligaments. He will then create additional support to the underlying structures with permanent internal sutures. He will complete your surgery by tightening the skin on your arms, creating toned, sleek contours.

Patients can generally return to their normal activities in about one week, but Dr. Mesna advises patients to avoid strenuous use of the arms for up to six weeks. While he takes great care to minimize the appearance of any scarring, a thin line may be visible on the underside of the arm. For many patients, a light scar is worth the dramatic change in shape and contour that arm lift surgery can provide.

Each patient’s brachioplasty, or arm lift procedure, is customized according to their individual goals. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mesna will evaluate the treatment area and begin to formulate your personalized plan.

Contact Our Office

Mesna Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of body contouring procedures and non-surgical treatments. With over two decades of experience in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Mesna provides consistently beautiful results for patients. To schedule your confidential appointment with Dr. Mesna, please contact our office today.

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