Short-Scar Arm Lift
Loose skin or flabby tissue on the upper arms is a common complaint. While a traditional arm lift, or brachioplasty, can remove excess skin and fat, it does require a long incision on the underside of the upper arm. Another option for reducing upper arm “bat wings” is the short-scar arm lift, or the crescent lift, in the armpit. Dr. John Anastasatos offers both types of arm lift procedures at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills.
What Is a Crescent Lift in the Armpit?
For some patients with minimal loose skin and soft tissue on the upper arms, a crescent lift in the armpit can be used instead of a traditional brachioplasty. This method uses an incision at the crease at the armpit to access the skin and fat on the upper arms. This is also called a mini or limited upper arm lift, with a less conspicuous scar that is hidden in the armpit.
Crescent with Short-Scar Arm Lift
For those with more extensive stretched skin or soft tissue on the upper arms, the crescent lift can be combined with a short-scar arm lift. This method uses the crescent incision in the arm pit with another short incision along the upper arm. This gives more access to the excess skin and tissue. The excess skin and fat can be removed, and the upper arm tissue can be lifted toward the armpit to create a firmer upper arm. The scar is much shorter than a brachioplasty and is hidden near the armpit.
If you are embarrassed due to loose skin or fat under your upper arms, liposuction or an arm lift procedure can restore firmer, more attractive arms. To learn more about the short-scar arm lift or crescent lift in the armpit procedures, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills.