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Tired of wearing long sleeve and loose-fitting garments to hide your insecurities? Loose skin combined with upper arm fat, commonly referred to as bat wings, can make us feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, especially in hotter weather when short sleeve clothes become necessity. No one deserves to feel uncomfortable in their own body. So what can be done about those bat wings? Brachioplasty is a great option for both men and women looking to treat excess skin and fat in the upper arms: 

  • Removes excess, sagging or loose skin 
  • Removes stubborn, unwanted pockets of fat 
  • Reshapes the upper arm to look smoother and thinner 
  • Tightens loose or separated supportive tissue 
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What is brachioplasty surgery? 

Brachioplasty, aka an arm lift, is a surgical procedure that tightens and smooths the upper arm. It’s an outpatient procedure that surgically removes excess skin and fat pockets that accumulate in the upper arm around the triceps. The surgery takes roughly 2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia in our fully accredited, award-winning surgical suite here in Santa Rosa.  

During your free consultation, our body surgeon, Dr. Tran, will help you decide if brachioplasty can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Tran will discuss your goals, the details of the procedure, recovery, expected results and any concerns you may have. She will also perform a thorough examination to determine whether an arm lift is the right procedure for you. 

Any of our procedures can be custom tailored to meet your unique goals and cosmetic concerns. Some patients who come in for arm lift consultations decide to schedule a body lift to contour the whole body. Other times, brachioplasty may not even be necessary, and patients opt for EmSculpt or CoolSculpting instead. 

Common reasons to get a brachioplasty 

Most men and women with excellent overall health are great candidates for brachioplasty, especially for those who have recently experienced significant weight loss. Of course, these aren’t the only reasons for electing for an arm lift. Some patients experience severe chafing and irritation due to extra skin under the arms. Other common reasons include: 

  • Changes in skin elasticity due to age 
  • Significant weight loss 
  • Lymphedema 
  • Certain genetic factors that cause skin to sag prematurely or excessively 
  • Tighten loose skin that diet and exercise simply cannot do 
  • Eliminate chafing and irritation 
  • Boost confidence and comfort in short sleeve or sleeveless clothing 

Our surgeons will work with you to understand your reasons for surgery. They will work with you to craft a treatment plan that achieves your personal goals.

Say Goodbye to Those Bat Wings with Dr. Tran at Artemedica 

Ready for sleek, drop-dead gorgeous arms without the hassle of barbell curls? Ask our surgeons about brachioplasty. Dr. Tran is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast enhancement surgery and body procedures. More than a surgeon, Dr. Tran possesses an artist’s eye for beauty and prioritizes patient care above all else. She believes in fostering a deep understanding of your unique aesthetic goals to provide a truly personalized approach to every procedure. Her approach combines a keen eye for aesthetics with advanced techniques to ensure outcomes that harmonize with every patient’s unique cosmetic goals and natural beauty.   

If you are interested in brachioplasty or other body plastic surgery procedures, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa surgical office at (707) 577-8292 for your free consultation. 

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