Before and After - Brachioplasty

Brachioplasty, Before and After

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At New You Med Spa in Gig Harbor, Washington, we understand that confidence and self-assuredness go hand in hand with looking and feeling your best. That's why we offer a wide array of transformative cosmetic procedures designed to bring out your natural beauty and boost your self-esteem. Brachioplasty, or arm lift, is one of our specialized services, expertly designed to reshape your upper arms, revealing a youthful, toned appearance.

Whether you've experienced significant weight loss, face the effects of aging, or want to enhance your genetic attributes, brachioplasty could be the solution you've been seeking. Discover how this remarkable procedure can empower you to embrace life with confidence.

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Understanding Brachioplasty

Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reshape the upper arms, giving them a youthful, toned appearance. It is a sought-after solution for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, resulting in excess skin and fat in the upper arm area. Additionally, brachioplasty is a valuable option for those affected by natural aging or genetics, leading to sagging, loose arm skin.

The procedure generally involves creating an incision on the inner or back of the arm, followed by the removal of excess fat and skin. To enhance the overall appearance, the underlying supportive tissue may also be tightened, creating a sculpted look.

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Brachioplasty is well-suited for addressing several conditions, including:

  • Excess Skin: Whether caused by substantial weight loss or aging, sagging skin on the upper arms can be significantly improved with brachioplasty.
  • Stubborn Fat Deposits: In some instances, localized fat deposits in the upper arm area resist the effects of diet and exercise. Brachioplasty can effectively eliminate these deposits.
  • Enhancing Confidence: Achieving a firmer, more contoured arm appearance can significantly boost self-confidence and encourage a more active lifestyle.
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The Downsides of Brachioplasty

As with any surgical procedure, Brachioplasty has potential downsides. It is vital for individuals considering this procedure to have realistic expectations and a comprehensive understanding of the following:

  • Scarring: Brachioplasty results in visible scars that may vary in appearance depending on factors such as incision technique, individual healing, and post-operative care. While these scars may fade over time, they will not completely disappear.

  • Recovery Time: After brachioplasty, a period of recovery is required. Patients may experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort. These side effects are temporary and tend to subside gradually.

  • Potential Risks: Like all surgical procedures, brachioplasty carries associated risks, although complications are relatively rare. Possible complications include infection, issues with scarring, and changes in skin sensation.

What You Should Know Before Receiving Brachioplasty

Before undergoing brachioplasty, it is crucial to be well-informed and adequately prepared for the process. The following key aspects should be considered:



Schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon who can help you define your goals, assess your candidacy, and review your medical history.



Understand that while brachioplasty can provide significant improvements, it may not achieve perfection. Maintaining realistic expectations is crucial to your satisfaction with the results.


Recovery Planning

Arrange for post-operative care to ensure that someone can assist you during the initial days following the surgery.


Follow Instructions

Adhere to pre-surgery and post-surgery guidelines provided by your surgeon. These instructions are designed to promote optimal healing and minimize risks.

Additionally, you should consider recovery times. The recovery period following a brachioplasty varies from person to person. In general, you should anticipate some downtime and adhere to the following recovery timeline:


Initial Days

The first few days after surgery may involve swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Rest is essential during this time, and strenuous activities should be avoided.


1-2 Weeks

In this phase, most patients can return to light daily activities. However, it is vital to follow the guidance provided by your surgeon and refrain from heavy lifting or strenuous exercise.

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1-2 Months

Over a few months, your arms will continue to heal and take on a more sculpted appearance. The final results may not become entirely visible until swelling and bruising have completely dissipated.

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The New You Med Spa Experience

At New You Med Spa, we believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best. Our expert team of professionals is committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals with precision, care, and the highest safety standards. When you choose us for your brachioplasty, you're choosing an experience that encompasses expertise, cutting-edge technology, personalized care, and exceptional results.

At New You Med Spa, we are dedicated to helping you unveil your natural beauty and enhance your confidence. Brachioplasty is just one of the many transformative options available to you. We firmly believe in empowering clients to make informed decisions about their cosmetic goals.

When you're ready to take the next step towards enhancing your confidence and embracing the "New You," please don't hesitate to reach out to the expert team at New You Med Spa. We're here to answer any questions, discuss your unique goals, and schedule your consultation. Let us help you feel great, look great, and love the New You.