Upper Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Surgery in San Diego

Eliminate Flabby Fat & Skin

woman-facing-leftDr. Dennis Bucko, founder and owner of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center, is the body contouring surgeon San Diego patients look to for toned, firm-looking arms. A board certified plastic surgeon, artist and sculptor, Dr. Bucko offers a surgical procedure called brachioplasty (arm lift), which is suitable for individuals that are embarrassed by the appearance of their upper arms because of loose skin.

For the best results, the arm lift procedure requires the skill of an experienced plastic surgeon. With 35 years of experience, Dr. Bucko has earned a reputation as a leading body contouring surgeon. In addition to his board certification and surgical training, Dr. Bucko is an artist that understands proportion, balance and symmetry. His technical background and eye for artistry are two of the reasons arm lift patients trust him for beautiful results. Dr. Bucko is a professional sculptor and approaches his surgeries with an artist’s eye.

More about Arm Lift Surgery with Dr. Bucko

Arm lift improves unattractive contours caused by sagging skin, muscle laxity and excess fat in the upper arms. Usually related to weight loss or the natural effects of aging, loose skin obscures the contours of the upper arms. The condition cannot be reversed through exercise or diet changes; it must be surgically treated. An arm lift eliminates the excess skin, tightens the underlying tissue and removes small pockets of excess fat for slimmer and smoother-looking arms.

Individual results may vary

woman-hunchedDr. Bucko personally meets with every candidate considering arm lift to discuss his or her specific concerns, and to examine their arms. Candidates usually share one or more of the following complaints:

  • Arms that look disproportionately larger than the rest of the body
  • Difficulty fitting into sleeved shirts
  • Embarrassment wearing sleeveless shirts
  • Infections, rashes and chafing in the skin folds

After a candid conversation, Dr. Bucko determines whether arm lift is a suitable solution based on the candidate’s needs and goals. If so, he drafts a plan of treatment.

During arm lift, excess sagging arm skin is excised. Localized pockets of excess fat are removed via liposuction techniques, and the tissue is tightened and sculpted for better definition in the upper arm’s shape. Internal sutures are placed to support the tissue’s new contours. The skin is tightened around the arm for a firmer, more toned looking result.

Arm lift is performed through an incision on the inside or back of the arm. The length of the incision depends on the amount of excess skin and degree of correction needed. Depending on the needs of the individual patient, arm lift can be combined with additional body contouring procedures for a more comprehensive transformation.

After healing from surgery, the arms look slimmer and more attractive. The skin is firmer and smoother. Patients find it easier to fit into sleeved shirts and have more confidence wearing sleeveless options. Some patients enjoy improved range of motion and are more active after arm lift surgery.

Talk to Dr. Bucko about Arm Lift

If you would like more information about arm lift and whether you are a suitable candidate, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bucko. Contact Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center today to make an appointment for an arm lift consultation. Dr. Bucko also offersnon-surgical CoolSculpting for removing small amounts of excess arm fat when the skin is not loose.