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Arm Lift & Thigh Lift – Cosmetic Plastic Surgery


Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) and Thigh Lift Surgery, along with other Body, Face, Breast and Nose Procedures that I perform, can help give you a renewed physical and emotional self-confidence.The most important first step is for us to have a consultation to discuss your concerns, needs, expectations and to answer ALL of your questions.  Having a mutual understanding is valuable for your success since your well being is my main concern.  – Brian D. Cohen, M.D.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Surgery Available in Nassau County Manhattan

Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift, attempts to produce a more natural and youthful look by removing the fat and excess skin hanging down from the upper arms. This occurs after substantial weight loss, weight gain or simply from the effects of aging, as skin on the upper arms can become inelastic, loose and flabby. Patients who have significant amounts of fat may want to consider combining the procedure with liposuction. The procedure helps to relieve patients’ self-consciousness in wearing short sleeves or otherwise showing their arms.

How Does Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) work?

During the arm lift procedure, the incision is made beneath the arm and can extend from the elbow to the armpit, varying upon how much skin must be removed. The skin is then cut away from the rest of the arm and pulled taut around the extremity. Dr. Cohen may also perform a more limited incision arm lift in patients with smaller amount of skin excess.

This procedure is very likely to leave a scar that could be noticeable. Most doctors can adjust where they make their incision so that the cut runs either underneath or on the inside surface of the arm. These are less visible in normal poses and can improve over time as the scar fades. However, most patients need to be firmly aware that they are essentially trading “skin for scars” with this procedure.

What is the recovery like after Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Surgery?

The patient may return to light work within a week or less. However, exercise must remain off-limits for several weeks. The results will be immediately obvious but will show apparent improvement over the next two weeks as swelling subsides.

Thigh Lift Surgery Performed In Great Neck, Nassau County and Manhattan

A thigh lift is performed to tighten the skin around the inner thigh to form a more aesthetically pleasing frame.

How Does Thigh Lift Surgery work?

The thigh lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia and requires an incision in the groin area and sometimes extending downward around the back of the thigh, depending on the results desired by the patient. An inner (medial) thigh lift may require an incision only in the groin area and is ideal for patients with a moderate amount of skin and fat in the inner thigh area.

What is the recovery like after Thigh Lift Surgery?

After surgery, the patient is dressed in a compression garment to limit swelling. Discomfort is generally minimal in smaller lifts, but when large amounts of skin are removed, an overnight stay in the hospital may be required. In either case, pain medication and anti-inflammatory methods will be utilized.

Light labor is normally possible after two weeks, while most physical activity is permissible at four to six weeks.

Contact Our Great Neck Arm Lift and Thigh Lift Plastic Surgeon

If you are interested in a consultation regarding whether or not you are a good candidate for Arm Lift or Thigh Lift surgery, feel free to contact our office.

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