Loose skin on your upper arms, also known as "bat wings," often result from maturing skin or from weight loss. At Aydin Plastic Surgery, we want to help you get the tone and shape of your arms back to where it belongs with arm lift surgery. An arm lift is a skin tightening surgery that is really common with men and women across the nation. Reshaping the arm after a significant weight loss is difficult to accomplish in the gym or with diet. Our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bill Aydin, wants to help you trim that loose skin on our upper arm so you can enjoy those muscles you worked so hard at the gym to earn or so that you can feel less self-conscious in certain clothing (short-sleeved shirts, or bathing suits). Raise your hand if you want awesome arms to show the world. We thought so. Call our office today and schedule a consultation at our White Plains, NY or Paramus, NJ office.
"Best Decision I Ever Made in my Life, I Have Never Looked Better! - Paramus, NJ - Dr Aydin is the best Plastic Surgeon and I will NEVER use anyone but him if I ever need any work done again. I had a full tummy tuck, lipo sculpting for fat transfer and I am so grateful for Dr Aydin! I look better now, then most 18yr olds and I just turned 40 with 3 kids! You know a Doctor is good when 2 of your friends go to him after they see your results. He has also done my botox, my friends botox, he removed a Callus on my finger, he cut it out and the scar looks like the natural line on my finger, he is REMARKABLE! I trust him with my life, I know he knows exactly what a woman wants and he makes that a realty. Dr Aydin and his team, are unlike any other, they took care of me, he called to check on me all the time, he took his time when he was doing my surgery (most doctors rush), he made sure his work was perfect (he is a perfectionist), he even made a house call, there is no Doctor like Dr Aydin and I am so grateful for all he did to help me look amazing! ?? "- J. / RealSelf / Jan 09, 2016
"Thank you Dr. Aydin & Staff!!! - I was beyond impressed with my experience with Dr. Aydin and his amazing staff! He is extremely intelligent, a compassionate and caring person, and a truly outstanding experienced plastic surgeon. From entering the office, to the cleanliness and order of the procedure, all the way to the follow up after my surgery - professionalism is second to none! I was completely blown away by how helpful..."- L. / RealSelf / Jun 01, 2017
"34 Year Old Male, Tumescent Liposuction of Lower and Upper Abdomen, Flanks, and Upper Back - Personable, easy to talk to, patient, attentive to detail, exceptional at his practice."- E. / RealSelf / May 30, 2017
"Where should I even begin? What a spectacular doctor! Not to mention his office is top notch with such friendly staff. Everything about them is exceptional. I decided to have a breast reduction and lypo on my waist areas. This was the first time I've gotten cosmetic work done. I was feeling a little apprehensive about the whole process. I had my first consultation in addition to follow up appointments before the surgery telling me everything I needed to prepare. They guided m...e through all the steps. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Aydin. He knew exactly the size he was reducing me to in proportion to my body figure. He gives you the honest truth of what he will do but in the end it's your decision. He describes what he will do during surgery and how many hours it will take. He even calmed me down before going under noticing I was nervous as they took me in. Dr. Aydin really cares about his patients and caters specifically to each individual. During surgery, the staff would call my husband letting him know how I was doing and the time to pick me up. They even offer a car service to take you to and from surgery if there isn’t anyone available to pick you up. Post-surgery, he would text my husband for updates about my recovery. He continued to do so for the next couple of days until my first appointment. The follow up appointments would be once a week. Once I healed I would come in every month or so to check how the scars were healing. Overall, this was an amazing experience, especially for my first time doing any sort of cosmetic procedure. I have become friendly with his staff. They are more than happy to help with anything you need. I would recommend anyone to this plastic surgeon. Not only did he reduce the size of my breasts, he added a lift to make them perky being that I opted out of the implants. My waist is a nice size compared to the size of my chest now. His work is impeccable. He made me see myself the way I’ve always envisioned. Sawsan Soukieh"- L.S. / Facebook / May 16, 2017
"Amazing experience - Once I stepped into the center, l felt at ease and all "surgery" fear, went away.Immaculately clean center. Very well kept. You are promptly greeted by Miray and Victoria, beautiful, sweet, smiling and very respectful girls. Less than 5 minutes, you are called in. You pass by more smiling faces and very clean rooms. Two minutes and the doctor is in greeting you.Dr Aydin is very nice,..."- A. / RealSelf / May 16, 2017
The goal of an arm lift is to result in a toned upper arm appearance. The length of the incision varies depending on how much skin and fat are to be removed. Patients who have a fairly good skin tone may only require a minor incision. However, patients who have excessively loose, hanging skin will require an incision that may run from the armpit to the elbow. At this time, the excess skin is trimmed and the underlying muscles are tightened. In some patients, the armpit will also need to be addressed and surgically tightened.
Patients undergoing brachioplasty are put under general anesthesia. It is an outpatient procedure that takes an average of 2 hours to complete. If the procedure is a part of an after weight loss surgery, which usually involves more than one body part, an overnight stay may be required. After surgery, the arm is protected with a compression garment and drain tubes may be present to avoid the risk of infection. Swelling and bruising are normal. Patients should keep the arm elevated to promote blood circulation and help with swelling. With proper care, the arm will return to normal function after several weeks.
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Arm Lift FAQs
Arm Lift or Lipo?
This depends on the amount of loose skin that is present. Patients who lose a significant amount of weight generally need the skin removed in order to attain a positive result. In fact, many times, arm lift patients do not even need liposuction because there’s no excess fat to be removed. On the other hand, patients who have relatively good skin elasticity may only need liposuction or minor tightening.
What About Scars?
Any patient who undergoes an operation where skin is excised and incisions are made should understand that scarring is a part of the procedure, including brachioplasty. We make every effort to ensure that the scar will be as minimal as possible. For post-surgery care, topical ointments to assist in scar healing will be prescribed. It is also recommended that patients avoid sun exposure during the first year to protect the incisions from any additional discoloration. Most patients believe the benefits of a more toned arm outweigh the appearance of scars.
It is common for arm lift patients to combine this surgery with another procedure. This is sometimes referred to as an upper body lift and may include liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and breast surgery (breast lift). During the consultation, each surgery will be discussed and recommendations will be made as to whether these procedures can be done at the same time.
An arm lift is performed to remove hanging skin and fat. The only way to build actual muscle is through strength training. Following surgery, once the arms are fully healed, patients can begin weight training if they wish to do so. This is a great way to add shape to the arms by toning and strengthening them. Patients should maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise in order to avoid a recurring weight gain, which could compromise the surgical results.