Recently, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released statistics detailing that arm lifts in women have skyrocketed more than 4,000 percent over the last decade. In 2000, more than 300 women got upper arm lift procedures. Last year, more than 15,000 did. In Phoenix, our warmer temperatures often allow us to dress in sleeveless apparel, so we understand the nations desire to have more toned arms.

The trend is fueled by sleeveless fashions as well as more focus on strong-armed celebrities. According to a recent poll, women most admire the arms of first lady Michelle Obama, followed closely by Jennifer Aniston. Actresses Jessica Biel and Demi Moore, and daytime TV talk show host Kelly Ripa also got votes for their toned arms.

Even cosmetic surgery patients who exercise vigorously can find it difficult to get the toned and sculpted arms that they desire. The skin around the arms, particularly the back of the arms, is prone to sagging and loss of elasticity and does not usually respond very quickly to exercise. Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, can address this problem by simultaneously lifting and tightening the skin. Liposuction can also be used along with your Scottsdale arm lift procedure.

Arm lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be able to return home on the same day as your surgery. The procedure can last anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the amount of tissue that is being removed. The staff at Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery will make an incision on the back of your arm, running from the underarm to the elbow. Through this incision we will access the tissues of the arm, removing skin and tightening the skin that remains. In addition, we may use a liposuction technique to get rid of localized fat deposits. Once the necessary changes have been made, the incision is closed with sutures.

If you’re interested in a plastic surgery consultation in Scottsdale, the experienced staff at Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale is happy to answer all of your questions. Contact us at any time to schedule your appointment.

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