Many patients are interested in getting a New York City arm lift at Shafer Plastic Surgery to get rid of excess skin that accumulates in the arm. Normal aging or losing substantial weight can cause excess skin to build up in the upper arm and armpit. This excess skin often rubs together chafes. An arm lift or brachioplasty removes excess skin between the armpit and elbow, reducing chafing and allowing clothing to fit better.

Dr. Shafer’s expertise is what makes him among the best to perform an arm lift New York City residents can depend on. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shafer in his Manhattan office.

Key Facts

Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Length of stay: Same day or overnight in hospital
Length of procedure: 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Anticipate: Swelling for up to 6 weeks
Discomfort: Moderate with prescription pain medications
Final result: 2 to 4 months
Duration of results: Typically 5 to 7 years, with normal aging

What to expect

Dr. Shafer will make an incision between the armpit and elbow in a location that will best hide the scar. The excess skin is removed and drain tubes may be inserted. In some cases wide or raised scars may occur.

Great Arms – New York

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