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    Kenneth Bermudez, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. He is committed to helping his San Francisco cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients achieve — and often exceed — their cosmetic goals.

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San Francisco Brachioplasty Surgery

Dr. Kenneth Bermudez has many years' experience performing plastic surgery in San Francisco. Over the course of his career, Dr. Bermudez has come to realize that loose skin on the upper arms often causes embarrassment, low self-esteem and other psychological issues. This is why he is dedicated to helping his San Francisco arm lift patients achieve a beautifully sculpted, youthful arm appearance. To learn more about arm lift surgery, please explore the information below.

Arm Lift

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is performed to reduce excess fat on the arms and tighten the skin for a more contoured appearance. You may be an arm lift San Francisco candidate if you have a significant amount of fat and saggy skin on your upper arms. The excess fat and skin tissue can be the result of various causes, including:

  • Aging
  • Massive weight loss
  • Certain medical conditions

While exercise might help improve the tone of the underlying muscles, no amount of arm exercise will make the fatty deposits and redundant skin tissues disappear. In order to remove the excess skin and fat, arm lift surgery is necessary.

The Procedure

The arm lift procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and takes about one to three hours to complete. During arm lift surgery, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez makes an incision from the armpit to the elbow and removes the fat. Then he sculpts the area to create a more youthful look. The scar from the incision is very discreet, and Dr. Bermudez will work to make it as light as possible. Dr. Bermudez has extensive experience performing this procedure, and he has helped numerous men and women with flabby upper arms attain a more sculpted and youthful upper arm appearance.

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Recovery

Following the arm lift procedure, the patient will experience soreness, bruising and swelling. Dr. Bermudez will prescribe pain medications to relieve the pain. The swelling will begin to subside after a few days and should be completely resolved by two weeks following surgery, at which time the patient can return to work. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for one month.

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Risks

All surgical procedures carry risks, and arm lift is no exception. However, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez is a skilled surgeon with an excellent track record of safe surgical procedures with impressive outcomes. Some of the risks of arm lift include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Swelling of the hands
  • Scarring
  • Loss of sensitivity

To prevent complications, it is important to be fully informed about all risks and to follow all postoperative care instructions provided by Dr. Bermudez. Be sure to ask about risks and complications at your initial consultation Dr. Bermudez.

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Benefits

Arm lift is a commonly requested procedure that can help patients refine the appearance of their arms, adding a youthful look to their upper body. Some of the benefits of arm lift include:

  • Youthful, toned upper arm appearance
  • Confidence to wear arm-exposing attire
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Removal of stubborn fatty deposits
  • Elimination of excess, baggy skin

Many patients seeking arm lift have excess skin tissue in other body areas as well. To achieve a harmonious look, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez might recommend that these patients combine brachioplasty with other body contouring procedures, such as a lower body lift and thigh lift in San Francisco. Individuals who are seeking arm lift after massive weight loss sometimes decide to undergo brachioplasty as part of the comprehensive post-bariatric body contouring treatment. This treatment consists of several procedures carefully customized to help each post-weight loss surgery patient achieve his or her best possible appearance.

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Contact Our Practice Today

If you would like to learn more about arm lift or any other procedure performed by Dr. Kenneth Bermudez, please contact his offices by clicking here. In addition to being renowned as a skilled arm lift surgeon, Dr. Bermudez has earned a reputation as an excellent San Francisco liposuction and mommy makeover surgeon. Ask Dr. Bermudez whether these procedures are for you and whether they can be performed in conjunction with arm lift to achieve a harmonious overall appearance.

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