Brachioplasty

Located In New York City

Brachioplasty is designed to tighten the skin of the upper arm. Depending on weight gain and loss, and heredity, most people will see a loosening of the skin of the upper arms. It is an unsightly reminder of aging, and has long been a target of innovative surgery.

Dr. Imber is an internationally renowned plastic surgeon and has performed over 25,000 surgical procedures. He performs a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures in his New York City practice, popularized the S-Lift, and developed the Limited Incision Facelift Technique. He has dedicated his career to helping his patients look as good as they feel, and always strives for the most natural results.

Brachioplasty

A brachioplasty is a procedure designed to tighten the skin of the upper arm. Depending on weight gain and loss, and heredity, most people will see a loosening of the skin of the upper arms. It is an unsightly reminder of aging, and has long been a target of innovative surgery.

Brachioplasty Goals

The goal of a brachioplasty is to tighten the skin hanging underarms. This area can cause men and women to be self-conscious and cover up the area. This surgery tightens the loose skin and can help build self-confidence.

Brachioplasty Candidates

Individuals with hanging skin on the arms is something that no amount of exercise can correct. You didn’t earn it, it is genetically determined. Either the mini brachioplasty or the full brachioplasty are very well tolerated with enormously satisfying results. If you’re concerned with this area, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Imber to discuss your treatment options.

What to Expect During Your Brachioplasty

Dr. Imber and his team of nurses will review what you can expect during your surgery in advance of your appointment. Moderate laxity can be treated with virtually an invisible scar hidden in the axilla. More lax skin and fat accumulation in this area can have a scar from the axilla to elbow. For most people a compromise is available which significantly tightens the skin of the upper arm. This is accomplished by suctioning out fat and removing a triangle of skin at the axilla (under arm).

Recovering From Your Brachioplasty

Everyone recovers differently but generally rapidly, and we will have a better idea of progress at your post-operative appointment. Dr. Imber’s nurse will provide all necessary garments and post-operative instructions leading up to your appointment.

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Words From Dr Imber!

Hanging skin on the arms is something that no amount of exercise can correct. You didn’t earn it, it is genetically determined. Either the mini brachioplasty or the full brachioplasty are very well tolerated with enormously satisfying results.

– Gerald Imber, M.D.

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What Type Of Anesthesia Will I Receive?

Local anesthesia with sedation.

Are There Any Non-Invasive Alternatives?

While there are some non-invasive fat reducing and skin tightening options, this area is much better treated with a brachioplasty.

Do I Need Any Special Garment Or Bindings?

Yes, we provide them for you.

Why Do I Need A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

A board-certified plastic surgeon holds the highest levels of education and training needed to deliver the best results. This qualification is not easy to achieve, so by using a board-certified plastic surgeon, you also know they meet the standards of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Will There Be Any Scarring? 

Full brachioplasty from the axilla to the elbow requires a longer incision which over a period of months becomes virtually invisible.

How Much Does A Brachioplasty Cost?

Any questions you have regarding procedure cost and payment options can be discussed during your consultation at Dr. Imber’s office.

We Offer Concierge Services

We want to make sure you are comfortable every step of the way, from managing your stay in New York City if you are out-of-town to post-surgical care and more.

Our concierge services include but are not limited to:

  • Accommodation Coordination with the finest New York City Hotels
  • Medical Photography
  • Medical Clearance
  • Private Duty Nurses and Escorts Post-Surgery
  • Transportation Post-Surgery
  • Pre- and Post-Operative Care

Conveniently located to serve New York City.

Dr Gerald Imber

Dr. Gerald Imber, M.D.

Dr. Gerald Imber is a board-certified, world-renowned plastic surgeon and strives to provide his patients the most natural results with the least invasive surgical techniques. He is recognized by US News and World Report and Castle Connolly as among the top 1% of plastic surgeons in the United States, on the staff of the Weill Cornell Medical Center, and directs his private surgical practice in New York City.

Dr. Imber has among the largest experience in facial rejuvenation and the prevention of facial aging. He has pioneered many less invasive surgical procedures that are now considered the gold standard among plastic surgeons, such as microsuction, a modified form of liposuction, to remove early jowls and tighten jawline, the extensive use of rejuvenating fat transfers, and the Limited Incision Facelift Technique, or Short Scar Facelift, a modern, less invasive facelift technique.

Dr. Imber performs a full range of cosmetic procedures, surgical and non-invasive, at his Manhattan office, including body, breast and nasal surgery, as well as facial reconstruction following Mohs micrographic surgery.