New Orleans Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Today, men and women in New Orleans are more health conscious than ever, working out and watching what they eat. That's good. After working so hard to drop the weight, drooping skin is the last thing you want to see and flabby is the last thing you want to feel. Or, maybe you're simply getting older, and are starting to experience the sagging that results when the skin relaxes. Regardless of the reason why, an arm lift in New Orleans can reverse the undesirable effects of weight loss or the combination of time and gravity, and can restore a more youthful contour, giving you the confidence that goes along with looking great.
Also called a brachioplasty, an arm lift removes loose skin, while leaving muscle tone unaffected. Liposuction can be performed along with an arm lift to remove excess fat. Either way, the result is firmer and thinner arms that are not only more flattering, but also allow your clothes to fit more comfortably. And for most people, the benefits of an arm lift are long lasting.
During your initial consultation in our Mandeville office, you can talk with Dr. Cooper about the changes you hope to achieve with plastic surgery, and she will work with you to determine the approaches to best accomplish your cosmetic surgery goals. Dr. Cooper likes to schedule an entire hour to meet each new patient. This provides a friendly, unhurried atmosphere for her to provide you with all the information you will need to make educated decisions about plastic surgery, specifically an arm lift.
Dr. Cooper will ask you about the precise changes you desire, discuss incision size and location, as well as the risks and benefits associated with a brachioplasty. With this information, you and Dr. Cooper will be able to determine the procedural strategies that will best meet your expectations. An arm lift is not recommended if you've had a mastectomy.
Two weeks prior to your arm lift, you will meet with Dr. Cooper again to discuss all pre- and post-operative instructions, and to confirm the procedural plans previously discussed.
An arm lift is performed at an outpatient facility, under general anesthesia. A family member or friend will need to drive you home and provide assistance during the first 24 to 48 hours. You and your care giver will both be provided with Dr. Cooper's cell phone number for any concerns or questions. Plan for at least a week of recovery. You should be able to return to normal activities 3 to 4 weeks following an arm lift.