After aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss, the upper arms may lose their shape, succumbing to sagging and depletion. This may cause patients to avoid wearing sleeveless clothing or to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Arm lift surgery provides elegant yet dramatic changes, trimming redundant skin folds for a more streamlined upper body profile. Liposuction may be used in conjunction with excision to provide comprehensive body sculpting outcomes.

Why Choose Dr. Kinal in Orlando?

From an early age, Dr. Kinal’s mother, Sandy, a dedicated nurse, instilled in him a passion for excellence in the medical field. Today, Dr. Kinal delivers stunning aesthetic results to patients in and beyond beautiful Orlando, FL. 

As a board-certified, Fellowship-trained authority, Dr. Kinal is an ideal choice for those seeking personalized care in a safety-oriented setting. Dr. Kinal has performed thousands of body contouring procedures during his years spent at among the most established cosmetic practices in Southern Florida and Los Angeles. 

Throughout his training and years in practice, Dr. Kinal obtained the knowledge, technique, and experience that allows him to anticipate what each patient is looking for. In each case, he develops a winning treatment strategy to suit their unique physique and personality. Clients are drawn to Dr. Kinal’s transparency and enthusiasm for creating the beautiful, aesthetic outcomes they envision. 

What is an Arm Lift?

As the body ages, it loses its core reserves of collagen and elastin, youth-enhancing proteins that give the skin its firm, supple quality in younger years. This results in sagging structures that can distort the silhouette. In the case of the upper arms, skin ptosis (drooping) can make it difficult to enjoy wearing sleeveless clothing and swimwear. In severe cases, excess hanging skin on the arms can cause chafing, irritation, and discomfort. An arm lift (brachioplasty) helps restore the aesthetic appeal of the upper arms, boosting self-confidence and quality of life.

How is the Procedure Performed?

After the patient receives anesthesia, Dr. Kinal will create incisions on the undersides of the upper arms. The precise characteristics of the incisions will depend on the amount of tissue and skin to be removed. Dr. Kinal will then firm the underlying arm muscles, securing them with sutures. He may employ liposuction to trim stubborn pockets of fat, further contouring the area. Finally, Dr. Kinal will excise redundant skin folds and redrape the remaining skin to create a youthful, appealing aesthetic. Sutures or surgical glue will be used to seal the incisions. The patient is then placed in the recovery suite for careful monitoring.

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Before & After

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Benefits

  • Slims and tones the upper arms
  • Removes drooping skin
  • Combats “bat wings”
  • Expands wardrobe choices
  • Augments self-confidence
  • Natural-looking results
  • Long-lasting solution

Candidacy

Patients seeking arm lift surgery may have tried to address their contour concerns through dieting and exercise alone, typically without much improvement. They are at or close to their ideal weight yet struggle with pockets of fat and excess skin in the upper arms that do not respond to workouts at the gym. As with any surgical procedure, patients should be in good health, non-smokers, and realistic in their expectations for their results.

What Will Recovery Entail?

After an arm lift, the patient will need to be escorted home by a friend, family member, or another responsible adult who will assist them for the first 24 hours or so. The incisions will be dressed with bandages to help reduce swelling, and small drains may be placed to siphon off excess blood or fluids. The arms may be fitted with compression garments as well. For the first few weeks, patients should take care to avoid lifting the arms above shoulder level.

Strenuous activities that might interfere with the healing of the incisions should be postponed for 4-6 weeks. However, Dr. Kinal will assess each client on a case-by-case basis to determine the best timeline for resuming workouts. Dr. Kinal will provide prescription pain medications to help ease any discomfort, and he will schedule follow-up appointments to ensure your recovery is progressing smoothly. 

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Results

By removing excess loose skin, fat, and tissue and firming the muscles, Dr. Kinal can provide patients with a more toned, youthful-looking upper arm appearance, expanding their clothing options and boosting self-confidence. While the aging process will continue to subtly alter the physique, results with an arm lift are long-lasting and sustainable. Maintaining a healthy, stable weight can also help increase the longevity of an arm lift.

The Consultation Process

During your initial consultation, Dr. Kinal will evaluate your skin quality, skin thickness, and degree of skin ptosis, taking pre-operative photographs. He will assess your overall health and familiarize himself with any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors. Dr. Kinal empowers patients with a wide array of options for every surgery, which translates to a more customized outcome. 

After he has crafted your individualized treatment plan, Dr. Kinal will provide a quote for services along with options for financing. He will then schedule your surgery dates. Patients walk away from the consultation process with a clear understanding of what they can expect before, during, and after their arm lift. They also feel relief at having found the right place and the right doctor to accomplish their goals for transformation.

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FAQ

Is an arm lift safe?

Can an arm lift be performed in combination with other procedures?

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Is an arm lift safe?

Some patients may have concerns about undergoing anesthesia. This is a normal and understandable feeling. Dr. Kinal takes great care to screen each client before their surgery through thorough testing in order to clear them to proceed. Patient safety is his primary focus, and he goes to great lengths to ensure the treatment process is seamless and stress-free.

Can an arm lift be performed in combination with other procedures?

Yes, absolutely. An arm lift can be performed in tandem with other body sculpting procedures, such as abdominoplasty, BBL, or liposuction, or it can be a component of a mommy makeover, a comprehensive body contouring procedure to help women recover their pre-pregnancy figures.

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