Why consider an Arm Tuck with Dr. Todd Case in Tucson?
An arm tuck can improve the upper arm area by removing excess fat deposits that cause sagging and tighten loose skin for a more sculpted, refined look. This procedure may be especially beneficial following dramatic weight loss.
How it's done
The surgery lasts 1-2 hours. An incision is usually made in the armpit, extending along the inside of the arm to the elbow, enabling excess fat and skin to be removed.
Patients will notice an immediate tighter, more contoured shape in the upper arm area with dramatically improved skin appearance and texture. This procedure does result in scars along the inside of the arm, from the armpit to the elbow. Patients who have very loose, saggy skin will likely find this a reasonable exchange, but those whose skin is only slightly saggy may not want the scar.
Common side effects of an arm tuck include swelling and discomfort, which can be managed with medication.
Following surgery, the arms will be bandaged. Patients wear a compression wrap for 2-3 weeks. Any brachioplasty swelling should improve within 14 days. Patients can return to work within 3 to 7 days and resume exercise three weeks after the surgery.
Scheduling your Arm Tuck Consultation
Please call Profiles Cosmetic Surgery in Tucson at (520) 888-4540 for more information on arm tuck (brachioplasty) or to schedule a consultation.