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Gerald Imber, M.D.

EXCELLENCE AND EXPERIENCE IN PLASTIC SURGERY

Brachioplasty

Based 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.

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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 procedures. In mini brachioplasty, performed for less severe cases, the incisions are hidden entirely in the axilla (armpit).

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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).

Your Brachioplasty will be performed in Dr. Imber‘s Surgery center located in NYC.

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Brachioplasty FAQ’s

What is a 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.

What are the benefits of a Brachioplasty?

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 procedures.

What type of anesthesia will I receive?

Local anesthesia with sedation.

How long will recovery take? 

Everyone recovers differently but generally rapidly, and we will have a better idea of progress at your post-operative appointment.

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.

He is very thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and you cannot negotiate services or anything with him. It’s his way or the highway. I had a lot of work done years ago long before plastic surgery was so common. My daughter went to him last year for lipo and he is exactly as thorough and precise as he was then. If you are a Botox junkie looking for quick fixes on the cheap, he probably won’t be right for you. His work is very subtle, understated, natural and undetectable.
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Results are quite good, and significant complications are rare with Brachioplasty.

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