Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Arm Lift

With the upper arms being a common problem area for women, it’s no wonder that an arm lift is extraordinarily popular in the cosmetic world. An arm lift, otherwise known as a brachioplasty, describes a procedure to help women get relief from the disproportionate appearance of excess skin and fat in the upper arms. By combining his patients’ goals with his own professional recommendation, Dr. Karamanoukian can provide results that are not only beautiful and natural, they are also unique to each individual patient. Please call us to find out more about how an arm lift in Santa Monica can help you gain the confidence and appearance you deserve.

Benefits of an Arm Lift

Patients often find themselves with excess skin and fat in their upper arms, which won’t reduce with diet and exercise. This often comes after significant weight loss, as a result of genetics or simply as part of the aging process. An arm lift is the perfect procedure to sculpt the arms, removing excess fat and skin to reveal smooth underlying contours. After an arm lift in Santa Monica from Dr. Karamanoukian, patients can once again enjoy proportionate arms that are not burdened by excess tissues.

Patients are encouraged to remember that every arm lift is different, and their results will be 100% unique. Dr. Karamanoukian’s goal is to give your arms a smooth, proportionate and shapely appearance that is well suited to the rest of your body. With every arm lift, Dr. Karamanoukian doesn’t simply address the arms—he addresses the arms in relation to the patient’s entire body. In this way, he delivers among the best arm lifts available.

  • An arm lift can effectively help patients:
  • Reduce excess and drooping skin in the upper arm
  • Tighten the underlying tissues that command the shape of the upper arm
  • Reduce fat deposits in the upper arm

Incision Options

As with many cosmetic procedures, there are a variety of incision options that may be used in an arm lift. While the size and shape of the incision is largely dependent upon the volume and location of skin and fat to be excised, it can also be determined by patient preference. Dr. Karamanoukian will educate you thoroughly on these incision options, helping you to understand the benefits and purposes of each one.

Inner Arm Incision

This incision is seen as a single scar along the inner surface of the upper arm. It may extend from the armpit to the elbow, although it may be shorter.

Back of Arm Incision

This incision on the back surface of the arm, often extending from just below the armpit to the elbow. This incision may also be shorter depending on the procedure.

Minimal Incision

Done only to address crepe-like skin in the upper arms, a minimal incision doesn’t address fatty tissue. The incision is well hidden within the armpit.

Expert Los Angeles Arm Lift Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering an arm lift, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified, meaning he has proven talent and experience backing up each procedure he delivers. When it comes to tightening and smoothing the contours of your upper arms, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your arm lift, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon and that you are receiving among the highest quality results in an arm lift Santa Monica has to offer.

Each arm lift takes place in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Whether your particular procedure requires general anesthesia or simply conscious sedation, Dr. Karamanoukian uses a handpicked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your arm lift. In this way, he maintains every safety standard in the book.