At Manhattan Plastic Surgery NYC, your arm lift surgery will be highly personalized depending on your unique needs, expectations and anatomy. Before beginning, Dr. Huettner will carefully mark the treatment area to ensure an accurate and reliable outcome that addresses your specific concerns. Arm lifts can be performed in a few different ways, but the technique Dr. Huettner uses will be based on your skin’s elasticity, the amount of excess skin and fat being removed and your aesthetic goals. Often, the arm lift procedure includes liposuction to remove localized deposits of fat for a more smooth and aesthetically pleasing result.
A traditional arm lift utilizes a strategically placed incision that extends down from the armpit to an area close to the the elbow, allowing Dr. Huettner to contour the fatty tissues, sculpt a more defined shape and effectively remove unwanted skin. She will then pull the skin taut and suture it in place, creating a firmer and more toned upper arm. This technique is often used for patients with a significant amount of extra skin for more dramatic results.