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Arm Lift Consultation
What can I expect from my Arm Lift Consultation?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Agha will inquire about your general physical and mental health status, pre-existing health conditions, prior surgeries, your medications, allergies, and smoking habits.
- Previous surgical procedures (including laparoscopic procedures)
- History and method of weight gain and loss
- A detailed history of current medical and psychological problems, e.g. heart disease, diabetes, a history of thromboembolic disease, connective tissue disorders, and wound healing problems.
It is important that you be thorough when providing the requested information, as this will allow Dr. Agha and staff to proactively address medical and psychological concerns.
When asked about medications, be sure to include any diet pills, vitamins, or herbal preparations. Certain diet pills can interfere with anesthesia and adversely complicate your surgery. Also, some vitamins and herbal medications can affect your blood pressure and clotting ability. Honesty regarding your smoking and alcohol use is also very important, as these will have a profound impact on your recovery period and your ability to heal.
After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Agha will discuss your concerns, priorities, and motivations for pursuing plastic surgery. Dr. Agha will then examine you and assess your excess fatty arm tissue, tissue laxity, and skin quality. Each of these components will determine which procedure is best for you. With only mild excess fat and good skin elasticity, you may benefit best from liposuction alone. For mild excess tissue and skin, a limited brachioplasty (arm lift) may be sufficient. For more significant excess skin and fat, you will most likely require an extended brachioplasty (arm lift) to achieve the best results.
Dr. Agha will subsequently provide you with information on different options and will explain the advantages and disadvantages of the each procedure to you. You will then be provided with information regarding the potential risks and complications of each surgery. Finally, considering your input, Dr. Agha will plan an appropriate procedure to best suit your anatomy and meet your desires and expectations.
At the completion of your consultation, you will be given a written estimate of the cost of your procedure. At this time, you will also have the option to schedule your procedure if you so choose. You are encouraged to bring your spouse, significant other, family member, or a friend to your consultation. Prior to surgery, you may be asked to obtain specific lab tests and a medical evaluation.
The cornerstone of Dr. Agha’s approach is customization of treatment to your specific needs and circumstances and to ensure that you have an adequate understanding of the procedure so that you can make an informed decision. This will help you achieve the appearance you desire with the least invasive procedure available. Do you have more questions about Arm Lift surgery with Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Agha? Call (949) 644-2442 to schedule your complimentary consultation at Dr. Agha’s Newport Beach Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center.
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