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Brachioplasty

Premier Plastic Surgeon in Knoxville, TN

Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Procedure in Knoxville, TN

The arm lift or brachioplasty procedure removes loose skin and fat from the arms. There are two types of arm lifts. A mini-arm lift is a smaller procedure that involves an incision only in the armpit. The extended arm lift involves an incision that extends from the armpit to the elbow or slightly beyond.  The arm lift can be combined with procedures too like the mommy makeover.

Mini Arm Lift

In axillary arm lift (also known as an armpit arm lift or mini arm lift) incision can be used to remove a small ellipse of tissue. This arm lift is best utilized for patients who have loose skin confined to the armpit area or upper arm. This mini arm lift can be combined with upper arm liposuction to produce a significant improvement in upper arm contour. The scar remains hidden within the armpit.

The short scar brachioplasty is placed within the armpit but is appropriate for very few patients and produces much less improvement than the L-shaped scar that extends down the inner aspect of the arm. The goal is to conceal the scar within the inner aspect of the arm.

 

Extended or Full Arm Lift

The extended arm lift or full arm lift involves an incision that runs along the inner aspect of the arm and extends into the armpit. This  arm lift is beneficial for patients who have a lot of skin laxity that extends the entire length of the arm. Surgery is often called L-shaped brachioplasty or an extended brachioplasty. Patients who have lost a lot of weight or have a significant loose skin may benefit from this more extensive arm skin reduction and lift. This extended arm lift allows more fat and skin to be removed, and it can produce a much better contour.

Consultation

In first consultation, Dr. Lo will listen to you, understand your goals, answer all your questions and make recommendations.

He will evaluate your body, general health status and any pre-existing conditions or risk factors. Your candidness to answer the questions will contribute towards the success of the procedure.  

Let’s start with a no obligation consultation. Book your appointment to discuss your options with Dr. David Lo. 

Recovery from the procedure

It will take 2-3 weeks to return to normal activity. Avoid exercise, strenuous activity, and lifting a lot of weight  for at least 6 weeks.

Costs

It is a personalized procedure. Please contact our office to get a personalized quote. Our friendly Patient Coordinator can answer your questions and help you with it.

Risks & Safety

Premier Surgical is the region’s largest multi-speciality surgical group and Dr. Lo is an extensively trained Plastic Surgeon. You will feel comfortable getting your procedure done at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery. We encourage you to discuss all your questions with the Surgeon or the support staff.

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Dr. David Lo

Plastic Surgeon in Knoxville, TN

Dr. Lo’s broad and extensive training has given him vast experience in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body and face. 

Educated & Trained at Renowned Medical Schools

Duke University

Stanford University

Tufts University

Emory University

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Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery and Dr. David Lo offer aesthetic surgery of the breast, body and face. Premier Surgical is the largest multi-specialty surgical group in the East Tennessee region. Premium Surgical Plastic Surgery is the plastic surgery division of Premier Surgical group.  We are equipped to provide patients with the best options for comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.

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My experience has always been great with Dr. David Lo and his team members. They are so kind, considerate and caring for me. They seem to take time and listen to all my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. David Lo and his staff at Premier Surgical Associates at any time. They are there willing to help with whatever situation that you may have.
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Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery and Dr. David Lo offer aesthetic surgery of the breast and body. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Premier Surgical Associates is the largest multi-specialty surgical group in the East Tennessee region. Premium Surgical Plastic Surgery is the plastic surgery division of Premier Surgical group. We are equipped to provide patients with the best options for comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.