Arm reduction surgery dates back to the 1950’s. Information on this procedure was found in South African Literature written by Correa-Iturraspe and Fernandez. There are new advanced ways of doing the procedure in comparison to decades ago, but this surgery is not as “new age” as some may believe. The advancements that have been made are related to the technique used to excise the fat, the area excised, the location of the incisions, and length of the incisions.
In the 1950s, the techniques used mainly addressed patients’ concerns with skin laxity (looseness) due to aging and normal weight-loss. The techniques used then, made incisions on the upper arm and later over the armpit. These techniques are rarely still be used by some doctors. Nowadays, there are various forms of incisions available, but each one depends on which “zone” of the arm a patient would like plastic surgery to be performed on. There are 4 main zones of the arm (see above section on arm zones for more information. Do you have more questions about how arm lifts may help you achieve better body image and improved self-esteem? Dr. Agha is a Board Certified plastic surgeon, Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Agha has performed numerous successful arm lift procedures. Call to schedule your complimentary consultation at Dr. Agha’s Newport Beach Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center (949) 644-2442.