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Are you looking for a skilled plastic surgeon offering arm lift in the Bethesda, MD, area? The upper arms can become larger and smaller during your lifetime, stretching the skin and tissue. While you can tone and build muscles in the upper arm, it does not affect the firmness of the skin. Hanging skin and tissue on the upper arm is a common issue that requires body plastic surgery to remove. At Maia Plastic Surgery, we offer brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, to address flabby tissue and skin on the upper arms at our clinic in Chevy Chase near Bethesda, MD.

Weight gain/loss, genetics, lifestyle and aging can all factor into the composition of the upper arm skin and tissue. If your arms were larger in size due to weight gain, muscle or fat, and then you lose size in your arms, the skin may not shrink with the tissue underneath. Skin loses elasticity with age, and it is common to have loose skin or fat that can hang under the upper arms. An arm lift removes the excess skin and fat, and then tightens under the upper arm for a more appealing appearance.

Upper Arm Liposuction

Loose skin and fat on the upper arms are a common complaint. The hanging tissue is often called a “bat wing.” Once skin is stretched and loses its elasticity, it no longer will have the same firm appearance. With brachioplasty, a discreet incision can be made to access the upper arm tissue. Depending on the extent of laxity, fat and excess skin, different techniques can be used to improve the firmness and reduce the circumference of the upper arm. Upper arm liposuction, removal of excess skin and tightening can be performed to eliminate bat wings and create svelte, youthful arms.

If you have loose skin and tissue on your upper arms, a brachioplasty can rejuvenate your arms for a more attractive appearance. To enjoy the freedom of wearing sleeveless clothing without worrying about your “bat wings”, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery. We can schedule an arm lift surgery consultation with Dr. Maia at our clinic in the Bethesda, MD, area.

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Karen D.

Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

Justine A.

This is my second time at Dr. Maia’s office and I am so pleased with my experience here. The staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Maia is the best Dr in the DMV area, she knows exactly what she is doing and you will be happy with the results! I am so glad I found her! I recommend anyone who’s looking for a very personable doctor to come and see her! Thank you Dr. Maia & staff!

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