"...Dr. Yamini put all my fears to rest with the first
appointment. He turned out to have direct experience with body lift
operations and the before and after pictures he showed me indicated
a great deal of skill in this area. He was also friendly and I felt
we understood each other well from the start. I could see he was
clearly concerned about giving you the best possible results while
ensuring my health and safety at the same time..." Read
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Dr. Svehlak was featured in the July 2012 Issue of NewBeauty Magazine with photos of an Arm Lift he performed. View Profile (PDF)
An arm lift, also called brachioplasty, is used to removed excess skin and fat from the upper arms in patients who have lost a lot of weight or developed excess loose skin due to aging. Scars are the greatest drawback of this operation,
and will extend from the armpit to mid-way down the arm to the elbow. However, done correctly by a skilled arm lift surgeon, the scars will positioned to be least noticeable and shouldn't show at all when arms are down. This operation exchanges one cosmetic problem
(loose skin) for another (scars). Those with extremely
saggy skin tend to find this exchange very worthwhile.
Typical Recovery Time After Arm Lift or Brachioplasty:
The first day after your arm lift procedure, you will be groggy
from the anesthesia and pain medications. Patients typically wear
bandages in the days following surgery. Swelling (and sometimes
bruising) continually get better with time, but are most noticeable
in the first 1-2 weeks. Most patients are back to work in about
a week and can resume moderate physical activity after several weeks
to their comfort level. Final results occur in about 6 months after
the scars have matured.
Before & After photographs
shown on this site are patients of Dr. Svehlak's or Dr. Yamini's
who have given permission to have their photos published. Images may be edited only to obscure distinctive features such as moles, jewelry, tattoos, or birthmarks for patient privacy. Photos are for illustrative purposes only. Individual results will vary.. Reputable surgeons do not guarantee
outcomes and no prediction of outcome is implied. Individual healing
characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome
of any surgery, including our arm lift Los Angeles procedures.