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Arm Lift – San Diego, La Jolla, Murrieta, Temecula
Dr. Stuart Kincaid, FACS

Arm Lift Information provided by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Highly regarded as one of the leading San Diego plastic surgery specialists, Dr. Stuart Kincaid has years of experience helping his patients, including those seeking arm lift surgery, achieve rewarding results. Please read the information below to learn more about this procedure.

Age, genetics and weight loss are all causes for loose and/or excessive skin on the upper arm. This skin can be reduced or removed with arm lift surgery.

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The procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia. A small incision is made on the upper arm toward the back. Excess fat is removed, the skin is lifted and arm ligaments are tightened. Sometimes liposuction is combined with the procedure for fat removal. Once the incisions are closed, dressing is placed around the arms and a light compression garment may be used for a few days. In some cases, drains are inserted for a day or two.



There is the possibility of infection following any surgery. Your surgeon will likely prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection in addition to any pain medication. Light bruising and swelling is common for the first few days following surgery. Keeping arms elevated will help increase comfort. Patients generally return to normal activity in 1-3 weeks, but must avoid heavy lifting for up to 6 weeks following the surgery. While every effort is made to conceal the incision, scars are permanent and every effort is made to conceal them, too.

Arm Lift is popular amongst patients who seek bariatric plastic surgery in San Diego. In addition to helping patients seeking arm lift in Temecula, La Jolla and the surrounding San Diego area, Dr. Kincaid also performs other body contouring procedures. Contact his office today to schedule a consultation.