In the last few years, new technologies and surgical techniques have made it easier and more affordable to treat upper arms. Dr Newman now offers his patients better results with less downtime. Here are some of the common questions we hear:


Q: What is brachioplasty?

A: This is the medical term used for an arm lift. It common english it means arm (brachio) reshaping (plasty).


Q: What do we do in arm lift surgery?

A: During our Temecula arm lift surgery, we remove the excess upper arm tissue. People often called it a bat wing. We do this procedure by cutting or a combination of liposuction and direct excision.


Q: Do we typically do liposuction at the same time as an arm lift?

A: This depends on the patient.  Liposuction may be required to get the ideal contour that the patient as ask for.


Q: Is arm lift surgery painful?

A: I would love to say that we could provide a pain-free arm lift Temecula. Unfortunately, like any body contouring procedure, our patients report very tolerable pain. Most people are off pain pills just a few days after the procedure.



Q: Where is the incision made?

A: Once again, this is dependent on the patient and the amount of tissue we plan to remove. Typically, when the brachioplasty is for tissue the length of the upper arm, the incision is from the arm pit to the elbow. When the excess tissue is just located at the top of the upper arm, you may have a short crescent-shaped incision in the armpit area.

Arm Lift Temecula

Having sexy arms is a total confidence booster and completes a polished physical appearance. An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, involves removal of skin and fat from the upper arm. As we age, our tissues lose their strong attachments to deeper tissues and the skin loses its elasticity. This can lead to thinning of the skin, skin laxity and drooping. This occurs commonly in areas prone to the aging process and especially over the inner and back part of the upper arm. There are several ways to treat this issue and a consultation with Dr. Newman is a good first step!

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Q: For arm lift surgery, what type of anesthesia is used?

A: We usually use a general anesthesia for Arm lifts in Temecula.  After our patient is asleep, we often provide an additional local numbing injection in the surgical area to assist with post operative pain control.


Q: Is there any scarring with arm lift surgery?

A: Yes, all body contouring surgery has a scare. As a plastic surgeon, Dr Newman is experienced making scares small and almost disappear.


Q: Where is the scar for arm lift surgery?

A: For our regular arm lift, the scar becomes a slight line from the armpit to the elbow. I place it on the inside of the arm so that it is rarely seen while wearing short sleeve shirts and tank tops. For the shorter arm lift, the scar is a curved line that we hide in the armpit.


Q: How long does it take for the scar to heal for arm lift surgery?

A: The initial incision takes about two weeks to heal.  After that, I will work with you to implement scar reduction techniques like massage and ointment to reduce the size and visibility of the scar.


Q: Who is a good candidate for an arm lift?

A: Only patients that are in good health should do any plastic surgery procedures. It is also important prior to an arm lift to have your weight consistent for at least one year.

Schedule your consultation today for an arm lift!