Respected plastic surgeon in Orange County offers arm lift surgery (Brachioplasty)
Major weight loss, heredity, and aging can cause the upper arms to have a sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise. Fortunately, arm lift surgery (Brachioplasty) can improve the appearance by tightening the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm. Respected plastic surgeon Dr. Thuan Nguyen offers this procedure at The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Orange County.
To explore your candidacy for arm lift surgery, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Nguyen. Arm lift candidates include those with significant upper arm laxity, healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase the risk of surgery, those with relatively stable weight who are not significantly overweight, and non-smokers. It is also important to have a positive outlook about surgery and realistic expectations.
During your arm lift surgery consultation, it is important to be prepared to discuss any medical conditions you have as well as any drug allergies. Dr. Nguyen will want to discuss your surgical goals and know about previous surgeries and medical treatments. He will ask you about medications you take, including herbal supplements and vitamins. He will thoroughly examine the area you want to be treated and review your medical history. It is important to inform him of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. Your options for anesthesia will be discussed before the procedure.
It will be important to coordinate transportation to and from surgery and have someone stay with you for at least the first night following surgery. Smoother, tighter contours that result from arm lift surgery are apparent almost immediately following the procedure. Results are long lasting if you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. Patients often feel more confident after the procedure.
It is important to follow Dr. Nguyen’s instructions to ensure the success of your surgery. It is critical surgical incisions are not subjected to swelling, abrasion, motion, or excessive force during the time of healing. Dr. Nguyen will ensure you have specific instructions on how to care for yourself. To explore if arm lift surgery is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nguyen by calling (714) 421-4022
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