About Arm Lift Surgery
A frustrating side effect of losing weight or getting older is the appearance of loose skin. At Schoemann Plastic Surgery, we offer arm lift surgery (also known as brachioplasty) as a procedure for anyone who cannot seem to tone and tighten their arms with exercise and diet alone. Loose skin from the elbow to the upper arm is very common, especially for women and men who are advancing in age or have lost weight. As residents of California, our team understands the importance of being able to show-off your arms with confidence. Dr. Mark Schoemann, a La Jolla, CA double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, is very skilled in skin tightening and fat removal techniques. If you would like to learn more about how brachioplasty can alter the contour of your arms, please schedule a consultation at Schoemann Plastic Surgery today.
An arm lift is an aesthetic surgery which uses innovative techniques to slim the arms and remove extra skin. For many, the back of the arm is one of the first areas to get loose and flabby. In most cases this is genetic, and there isn’t anything you can do for it at the gym. If you avoid sleeveless clothes because of your flabby arms, you are an ideal candidate for arm lift surgery. You should be in good overall health before undergoing this procedure, so that your body will heal well. Some of the top concerns for patients who want an arm lift are excess, hanging skin on the upper arms, and lost tightness of the skin. It is imperative that you are at or near your goal weight prior to your procedure, to help maintain your results.
"My Husband recently had a surf accident that broke his Jaw. Dr. Schoemann was our saving grace. He made him self available that night in the ER to meet with us and discuss the surgery. He was able to get surgery done the next day. He was available by phone to answer any questions prior to surgery. He did an amazing job on the surgery and gave us such piece of mind putting us at ease through out the whole process. Every follow up visit has been incredible with not only with amazing care but his office is so friendly and on-time. We never feel rushed we have time to think and ask questions. We feel so fortunate to have had him in our time of emergency. We wanted to let everyone how incredible he is with face and jaw repair."- P.S. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2018
"Can't say enough about this doctor or staff . they are so kind and skilled. I've had three procedures done and I'm a very happy customer ? very reasonably priced to !"- K.E. / Facebook / Feb 02, 2018
"I highly recommend doctor Schoemann . - Wonderful he was kind and easy to talk to. Answered all my questions. And did an excellent job. Also I cannot say enough about the staff they are kind and accommodating. I don't exactly look like all of the people that come in there I'm younger I had tattoos colored hair piercings. I felt a little nervous , that I wouldn't fit in but not for a second that I feel judged. They also have..."- K.3. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2018
"One year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! Dr. Schoemann is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so highly recommend him. Enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox and now that he has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing Laser that is going to even further minimize fine lines, correct discoloration and clear up some acne scarring. I have referred several people to Dr. Schoemann now and all of them have been pleased with his work as well."- M.S. / Yelp / Jan 11, 2018
"One of the best!! - A little over one year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! They look so real and natural. Dr. Schoemann really listened to what I wanted and is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so I highly recommend him. In fact I have enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox injections. He now has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing..."- M. / RealSelf / Jan 11, 2018
Typically, your upper arm lift surgery will take place in an outpatient setting, unless multiple plastic surgeries are scheduled to be performed at the same time. An arm lift can be added to other procedures (usually performed in an inpatient setting for monitoring), like a mommy makeover, tummy tuck, or thigh lift — if Dr. Schoemann decides it safe. Arm lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours to complete. The sagging skin will be surgically excised from the elbow up to the underarm. The incision will be made to be as concealed as possible, but it will leave a visible scar. If liposuction is required to remove stubborn fat, this will be performed as well. Once the skin is tightened, it will be sutured in place. You will need to keep the incisions sanitized, covered, and in compression garments.
What to Expect
Your recovery period will last around two weeks with lots of elevating the arm. Permit yourself time to heal. You use your arms for many things, so patients are encouraged to ease their way back into their usual routines. An appointment to remove sutures will be made around ten days after surgery. Compression garments should be worn until you are released by Dr. Schoemann. For at least 4 – 5 weeks, all strenuous activity must be avoided, with the exception of short walks. If you have excessive swelling, uncontrolled bleeding, hematoma (fluid buildup), infection, loss of feeling in the arms or hands, or heavy scarring, please call Schoemann Plastic Surgery for help.
Get Back Your Shape
If you are experiencing "bat wings" or droopy skin on your arms, Dr. Schoemann can help to restore your confidence with plastic surgery. This advanced procedure offers emotional and physical benefits as well. If you are at or near a healthy weight and cannot eliminate the flab and skin that hangs from your upper arms, please call and schedule a private consultation with Dr. Mark Schoemann at Schoemann Plastic Surgery. Feel younger and fitter with arm lift surgery.