A Brachioplasty, otherwise known as an Arm Lift, is a surgical procedure to reshape the soft, flabby, inner portion of the upper arm so you can enjoy sculpted, aesthetically pleasing upper arms. If you are looking for an expert Arm Lift in Houston, Dr. Vitenas can help.
How is the Arm Lift Performed?
Dr. Vitenas performs his arm lift procedure under general anesthesia; always with the guidance of a Board Certified anesthesiologist. First, Dr. Vitenas will make an incision on the underside of your upper arm, running from the armpit to the elbow. The exact pattern and length of the incision will depend on the amount of tissue to be removed.
If a patient has elected to include liposuction with the arm lift procedure, once the incision is made, the suction cannula will be inserted and the excess fatty deposits removed. Dr. Vitenas will then excise unwanted skin, tighten the supportive tissues, and reshape the upper arm. Finally, the skin will be smoothed out and the self-dissolving sutures put in place.
Dr. Vitenas performs his brachioplasty procedure at the Houston Surgery Center, an outpatient facility conveniently located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery. Once recovery from the anesthesia is complete, patients are discharged to rest and heal in the comfort of their own home. About a week after a Brachioplasty, patients are able to return to work; and get back to a normal exercise routine in four to six weeks.