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Achieve a more attractive upper arm profile with an arm lift in Santa Clarita, CA

Loose, sagging skin under the arms is a common problem, as this area often does not respond well to firming and toning exercises. An arm lift performed by Dr. Howard Hu can provide patients in Santa Clarita, Valencia, and the surrounding areas of California with the look they desire.

You may seek an arm lift (brachioplasty) procedure to alleviate the loose, sagging appearance of your upper arms. Many factors such as age, weight fluctuations, and heredity can cause your upper arms to droop. Though exercise may tone your underlying arm muscles, you may have fat deposits, lack of skin elasticity, or weakened tissues that may be resistant to traditional weight-loss and body-toning methods.

What is an Arm Lift?

Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift procedure reduces the amount of skin that can hang from the upper arm, leading to a tighter, more toned appearance. It is an outpatient procedure that can be performed right here at Valencia Plastic Surgery.

Benefits of an Arm Lift

The back of the arms is one of the hardest areas of the body to firm and tone. Many people are embarrassed by “arm flap” or sagging skin, even if they otherwise appear fit. Having an arm lift can eliminate sagging skin and give the arms a more sculpted appearance so that wearing sleeveless shirts is something you won’t have to avoid.

If you would like to alleviate the loose, sagging appearance of your upper arms, you may be a good candidate for an arm lift. Dr. Hu will provide you with full access to our before and after pictures of arm lift patients, which shows how removing and tightening excess skin can provide you with a more sculpted appearance.

Your individual results may be different than those shown in the pictures. However, on average our Santa Clarita patients have been very pleased with their arm lift results from Dr. Hu at Valencia Plastic Surgery.

How is an Arm Lift Performed?

An arm lift is performed under general anesthesia. To begin, an incision extending from the armpit to the elbow is made along the back of the arm. The length of this incision will vary based on the amount of skin and tissue that needs to be removed.

After making the incision, Dr. Hu will remove excess skin and fat and then tighten the underlying tissues. Liposuction is sometimes used as well whenever a great deal of fat needs to be removed.

The final step involves trimming your remaining skin to form contours that are more pleasing before closing the incision with dissolvable sutures.

Patients with only a small amount of excess skin may qualify for a “mini”-brachioplasty, which utilizes a much smaller incision. Sometimes, the scar can be hidden entirely in the armpit region.

How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost in Santa Clarita?

Valencia Plastic Surgery is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. We work with reputable and user-friendly healthcare financing companies that can make plastic surgery more affordable.

CareCredit® offers a variety of no-interest, low monthly payment plans to help make the cosmetic surgery procedure you’re interested in more affordable. CareCredit® works just like a credit card, so it’s easy to use for additional procedures without having to re-apply. Click here to visit our financing page.

Why Choose Dr. Howard Hu for an Arm Lift?

Not only are the backs of the arms difficult to tone with exercise, but they are also challenging to shape through a brachioplasty procedure. To ensure the best possible results, you need a highly skilled surgeon such as Dr. Hu, who has more than 12 years of experience and is known for providing his patients with outstanding results.

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If you’re concerned about loose or sagging arm skin, an arm lift performed by Dr. Howard Hu could be the solution to your problem. To find out more, contact Valencia Plastic Surgery at 661-222-1122.

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Valencia Plastic Surgery is conveniently located for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients in Valencia, Santa Clarita, and surrounding areas of California.

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