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Shahin Javaheri, MD

Over 20 Years of Experience

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Arm Lift In San Francisco

About the Arm Lift

If you’ve lost a lot of weight and have been left with excess skin that has lost its elasticity, you’re not alone. Often times, exercising can help strengthen and improve the overall muscle tone, but it can’t do much for skin that has lost elasticity and underlying weakened tissue.

If the underside of your upper arms are sagging, droopy or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat, an arm lift may be right for you. The arm lift procedure helps reduce excess skin and the fat between the underarm and the elbow. The result is smoother skin and a more toned and proportionate overall appearance. This is a dramatic procedure in which the results are visible immediately after surgery and even more once swelling subsides.

What is an arm lift?

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow.

Who is a candidate?

  • Adults with significant upper arm skin laxity
  • Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable and who are not significantly overweight
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations

About the Procedure

Incision length and pattern depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed, but generally it’s placed on the inside of the underarm to just above the elbow. If fat is to be reduced during your arm lift, Dr Javaheri will excise it or treat with liposuction. The incisions are closed with absorbable sutures that will be removed 1-2 weeks following your surgery. The results of arm lift procedure are immediate, both in appearance and by touch, even with post surgery swelling.

An arm lift procedure can be a very rewarding procedure, especially for patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and suffer from folds of skin, rashes, skin irritation as a result of excess skin.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” – D

    - D

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” – DB

    - DB

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” – LB

    - LB

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”

    - PB

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