Arm Lift in San Diego, CA

What Is Arm Lift Surgery?

Excess skin is a common complaint many people have as they get older or lose weight. At Rodriguez Plastic Surgery, we offer arm lift surgery (also known as brachioplasty) as a procedure for people who cannot manage to tighten and tone their arms with exercise and diet. Loose skin from the elbow to the upper arm is very common, particularly for women and men who have lost weight or are advancing in age. An arm lift removes this excess, hanging skin, often known as "bat wings." Our lead practitioner, Dr. Jose Rodriguez, is a board-eligible plastic surgeon in San Diego, CA who is knowledgeable in skin tightening and fat removal procedures. If you would like to learn more information about how brachioplasty can improve the contour of your arms, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Rodriguez and our staff at your earliest convenience.

How Does Arm Lift Surgery Work?

All procedures at Rodriguez Plastic Surgery are done in the comfort and convenience of our private operating room. An arm lift is typically performed with the patient under general anesthesia and may take a few hours to finish. The sagging skin will be surgically excised from the elbow and continuing to the underarm. The incision will be placed to be as concealed as possible, although it will most likely leave a visible scar. If liposuction is required to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, this will be performed as well. Once the skin is tightened, it will be stitched back into place. If Dr. Rodriguez decides it is safe, your procedure may include additional treatments, such as a tummy tuck or abdominal liposuction.

What Are the Benefits of An Arm Lift?

Arm lift surgery can provide a number of convenient benefits for San Diego, CA men and women, including:

  • Appropriate for trouble spots that have proven to be resistant to fitness efforts or healthy eating
  • Greater body image and satisfaction when buying clothing
  • Improves the look of excess skin due to major weight loss or aging
  • Decreased friction, sensitivity, and irritation in the chest and arms

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Would recommend hands down Dr Rodriguez he’s very professional and also very kind !!! I went to him to take out breast implants I had done in Mexico years back and I had an issue with one of them being infected after I had my newborn and they got me an appointment very fast and got it done with him he’s a great doctor !!! If I ever do anything else to my body will be definitely going back with him 😊❤️

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Dr. Rodriguez was wonderful! He did excellent work on my mom’s ear. He was very kind and patient with her.

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He has an excellent bedside manner and explained everything with great detail. Highly recommend!

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I highly recommend for plastic surgery! Excellent bedside manner!

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"Bat wings," "flab," or "loose skin" — whatever you call the excess, droopy skin under your arms, it's no problem for Dr. Rodriguez. If you are at a healthy, stable weight and still cannot get rid of the skin that hangs off your upper arms, please contact us and schedule a private arm lift consultation with the staff at Rodriguez Plastic Surgery in San Diego, CA. Feel younger and fitter with arm lift surgery.

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