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Brachioplasty at Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center

An upper arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, is a form of body sculpting performed by Dr. Nesmith at Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center. This procedure removes loose skin and unwanted fat from the upper arm area, leaving the arms looking trim and toned. Many patients who have recently lost weight undergo brachioplasty to remove excess skin left behind after significant weight reduction. Since a loss of muscle tone and skin elasticity is a common effect of aging, there is a wide variety of people who can benefit from this procedure. If this applies to you, contact Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation and plastic surgery in Gainesville, FL.

Upper Arm Lift Procedures

An upper arm lift is typically performed with the patient under general anesthesia or conscious sedation. Prior to the day of surgery, the patient will meet with Dr. Nesmith to discuss details of the procedure, desired results and answer any questions the patient may have. The day of surgery, the doctor will make marks on the patient's upper arms to use as a guideline for the incisions and skin removal. Dr. Nesmith may recommend liposuction as well to remove excess fat from the upper arms. Liposuction is a safe way to remove excess fat cells, leaving the upper arm smoother, smaller and more toned than before. Brachioplasty is one of the most popular procedures performed by Gainesville plastic surgeons.

Brachioplasty: Possible Risks & Side Effects

With brachioplasty, post-surgical swelling and bruising in the treated area is normal. The treated area will be sore and tender to the touch. Dr. Nesmith may recommend wearing a compression garment on the upper arms for added stability and comfort during the healing process. Since there will be incisions, some draining is also normal after the procedure. It is important to keep the incisions clean and dry, as with any surgical procedure there is a risk of infection. The finishing sutures will be internal and dissolve on their own over time.

Brachioplasty Recovery Time

Be prepared for limited mobility during recovery as well as weight restrictions regarding lifting or moving objects for several weeks post-op. Patients typically return to normal activities within four to six weeks after surgery.

Gainesville Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Nesmith is one of the leading doctors for Gainesville plastic surgery. Dr. Nesmith at Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and has been in private practice for more than 25 years. He has dedicated his career to patients with a desire to improve their appearance, boost their self-esteem and enjoy life in the body they've always dreamed of having. Whether you want to reverse the signs of aging or have need of reconstructive surgery, Dr. Nesmith is happy to meet with you in a private consultation and discuss every option available and which procedures are right for you. This personal treatment and attention to detail is what sets Dr. Nesmith apart from the rest. Dr. Nesmith and his amazing staff at Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center are ready to help you achieve the best results possible.

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