About Upper Arm Lift Surgery in Monterey

Men and women may seek arm lift (brachioplasty) plastic surgery to alleviate the loose, sagging appearance of the upper arms. Many factors—such as age, weight fluctuations, and heredity—can cause the upper arms to droop.

Although exercise may tone the underlying arm muscles, there may be fat deposits or weakened tissues that are resistant to traditional weight-loss and body-toning methods. Many patients, especially those who have achieved significant weight loss, have an excess of overstretched skin that remains after the weight is gone. In such cases, surgery can correct the issue and restore a slimmer, firmer contour to the upper arms.

Apart from the aesthetic improvement, brachioplasty can greatly enhance a patients’ comfort and confidence, allowing them to wear short-sleeved shirts and summer dresses without worrying about the appearance of their upper arms.

A Focus on the Individual Patient

During a personal consultation, Dr. Sunde will discuss a patient’s goals for brachioplasty to set realistic expectations. The doctor will also review the benefits and risks of the procedure. Together with Dr. Sunde, each patient will decide the best approach to achieve the desired results. Once a date for surgery is set, the doctor will provide instructions about how to prepare.

Arm Lift Procedure Details

An arm lift cosmetic procedure with Monterey plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Sunde will reshape the arms, giving the patient sleeker skin and contours. Dr. Sunde will reduce any excess skin and fat in the area between the underarm and elbow. As a result, the patient will look and feel more toned and proportionate.

With the patient under general anesthesia, provided by a board certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Sunde will make an incision from the underarm to the elbow. He will then reduce or remove sagging, excess skin, tighten the tissue that defines the arm shape, and reduce localized fat pockets in the upper arm. Some scarring is unavoidable, but scars usually improve and fade over time.

Schedule a Personal Consultation

The best way to learn about cosmetic procedures including arm lift surgery, is to meet with a board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Sunde has over 20 years of experience in private plastic surgery practice in Monterey. We invite you to contact our office to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Sunde to discuss your treatment options.