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Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) in Danville

Conveniently located to serve Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, and the entire San Francisco Bay Area.


Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, shapes and lifts the upper arms. Dr.Ronan will use liposuction in combination with other surgical techniques to remove excess tissue and skin. If you are displeased with the look of your arms, please schedule a consult so that we can discuss your options to achieve a toned, sculpted upper arm.

You Have Recently Lost Weight

Weight loss for a healthier, slimmer body is an admirable achievement. However, drastic weight loss often leaves behind excess skin and tissue that cannot be tightened or toned through diet or exercise. Excess skin can detract from your weight loss results and cause discomfort. The arms are often an area that develops excess skin following weight loss, but brachioplasty will remove unnecessary tissue to enhance the overall look of your body. It is important to note that you should wait until your weight loss program is complete before scheduling surgery. If you continue to lose weight after your brachioplasty, it may affect your final results.

You Want Toned Upper Arms

Recent studies have shown that women are paying more attention to their arms. Toned, sculpted upper arms are a desirable way to show off a body that is youthful, energetic, and healthy. While regular exercise can tone the muscles of the upper arm, it cannot change the amount of skin or its laxity. Even if you have maintained a healthy weight all your life, your arms may be a “trouble spot” that have always suffered from excess laxity. Age can also affect the elasticity of the skin, causing skin that was once firm to loosen and sag.

Brachioplasty surgery can offer you the tight, toned upper arms you have always wanted so you will feel confident in short sleeves and strapless tops.
Having extra folds of skin under the arms can be extremely uncomfortable. It can also lead to inflammation and rashes in the area. This can have a negative impact on your self-esteem and affect your daily activities. Arm lift surgery can help to address these issues by restoring the tight and toned appearance of your arms.

The Arm Lift Procedure

Your arm will first be marked along the areas where incisions are to be made, generally inside or on the back of your arms. You’ll then be put under general or local anesthesia. The surgeon will remove excess skin to tighten and reshape the upper arm. Liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat from the upper arms. Your skin will then be tightly pulled back over the arm and incisions will be closed with stitches or using surgical tape. The procedure typically takes 3 hours to complete.

How to Prepare for Your Arm Lift

During your consultation, Dr. Ronan will provide you with information with how to prepare for an arm lift. Dr. Ronan will conduct the necessary physical examinations and review your medical history. He will also let you know about any medications or substances that you’ll need to stop taking before the procedure as these may result in complications during the surgery and delay recovery.

Arm Lift Recovery and Results

After arm lift surgery, you’ll have bandages covering your arms and you may need to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling. Tubes may also be used for draining excess fluid and blood from the area. Some discomfort and pain is normal. Avoid raising your arms above shoulder level for at least 3 to 4 weeks after surgery. You should also avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 6 weeks following surgery.

Results from a brachioplasty can be seen immediately and are long lasting. Following a healthy diet and maintaining an active lifestyle can help ensure you continue to see the results long after your arm lift.

Schedule a Consultation

Do you want to improve the appearance of your upper arms? Call Blackhawk Plastic Surgery today at (925) 272-2464 to schedule your consultation in order to find out how we can help you look and feel great.


An award-winning plastic surgeon performing thousands of surgery procedures every year in the Blackhawk Surgery Center, Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the nation’s leading providers of information on doctors. He was also voted Best in The Bay, and one of the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America 2015, by Aesthetic Everything Beauty Network, a panel of industry leaders and fellow surgeons.
Your Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) will be performed in Dr. Ronan’s surgery center located in Danville.
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