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Brachioplasty | Arm Lift | Plastic Surgery | Beverly Hills | Los Angeles | CAArm lift surgery, clinically known as brachioplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to tighten and lift sagging skin on the upper arms and enhance the contours. The surgeon will remove excess skin and fat from the upper arm area to pull the skin taut and build new arm contours that complement with the rest of the body appearance.

Dr. Gary Motykie is a leading board certified plastic surgeon providing arm lift and other procedures of the breast, body, and face. As a well-known cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.

Types of Arm Lift

Arm lift plastic surgery can usually be performed using two different techniques called the upper arm lift and the mini or partial arm lift.

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Upper Arm Lift

In this case, the surgeon will remove loose skin that is sagging from the upper arm. Skin in the upper arms may typically sag due to the natural aging process or major weight loss. The procedure will begin with the surgeon placing an incision along the arm. The length and location of the incision will depend on the amount of skin that needs to be removed and the location of the skin flap.

In a standard procedure, the cosmetic surgeon will make the incision from the armpit to the elbow. The incision may be curved or Z-shaped to keep the scarring visibility minimal. Patients with substantial loss of skin elasticity in the upper arms may have to undergo an extended brachioplasty. In this case, the incision will begin from the armpit and run down along the side of the chest. The longer incision will enable the surgeon to remove a larger amount of skin.

Mini Arm Lift

If the patient only requires a minor revision of the upper arm skin, a mini arm lift may be performed. The procedure is not really different from a full upper arm lift, but the incision in this case is smaller. The incision will typically be placed in the armpit to ensure minimal scarring visibility. The surgeon will remove the loose skin and excess fat through the incision. Dr. Motykie provides arm lift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.

A mini arm lift surgery is generally recommend for patients who have gone through a moderate weight loss, or those who are bothered by the appearance of normal skin laxity in the upper arms due to aging. The results with mini arm lift are more subtle and natural looking.

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Cost

The average cost of upper arm lift in 2014 was $3,936 in the US, according to the figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, this monetary amount did not include the costs of anesthesia, surgical room and other expenses. The overall effect on your bank account for this surgery may range from $6,000 to $10,000. Mini arm lift will cost significantly lesser.

Recovery

Patients can expect to return to their workplace or resume other activities in about a week to 10 days. Heavy lift, running, and other vigorous exercises can be resumed in about four to six weeks.

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Dr. Motykie Beverly Hills Top Plastic SurgeonDr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing state of the art cosmetic surgery procedures for patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and other nearby areas. He completed in plastic surgery residency from the University of Texas and followed it with a fellowship in Advanced Cosmetic Surgery. He received the Physician’s Recognition Award in 2009 from the American Medical Association.

Dr. Motykie has also featured in the “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” list released by the Consumer Research Council of America for seven consecutive years from 2006 to 2013. He is affiliated with the Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honors Society, and has also been a member of organizations such as the American Medical Association, Plastic Surgery Research Council, and American Society of Plastic Surgeons. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon in LA, he provides the latest procedures and services to achieve best results for his patients.

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Procedures Offered by Dr. Motykie

Facial Procedures

Face is the most defining part of the body that can influence how old or young a person appears. The face may reveal conspicuous signs of aging due to any reasons such as heredity factors, environmental exposure, sun damage, gravity, medical conditions, weight loss, or gain or stress.

A number of surgical procedures for the face can help reverse the signs of aging, and make a person appear more youthful. Dr. Motykie provides the following surgical treatments to rejuvenate lower face, mid-face, upper face, and the neck.

  • Balance Profile
  • Brow Lift
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Eyelid Lift (Lower Blepharoplasty)
  • Eyelid Lift (Upper Blepharoplasty)
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fat Grafting
  • Facial Reshaping
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Otoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Revision Rhinoplasty

Breast Procedures

Cosmetic surgery procedures for the breasts such as breast augmentation or breast lift are highly effective in enhancing a woman’s appearance. A growing number of women are opting for plastic surgery to enhance smaller looking breasts, reduce oversized breasts, raise the position and firmness of sagging breasts, improve breast proportion or symmetry, or breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.

Some of the key breast surgeries performed by Dr. Motykie include the following:

  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Augmentation Revision with Replacement of Implants
  • Breast Augmentation Revision with Areolar Lift
  • Breast Augmentation Revision with Immediate Placement of Breast Implants
  • Breast Augmentation Revision with Full Lift
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) with Augmentation
  • Breast Lift with Areolar Lift
  • Breast Lift/Full Lift
  • Breast Lift with Immediate Placement of Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift Revision
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Nipple/Areolar Reduction
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Body Contouring

Regular physical exercise and balanced diet are the most natural ways to achieve a toned, well-proportioned body. However, many people suffer from sagging skin, stubborn fat deposits and uneven body contours which may not respond to diet or exercise. Such conditions may occur due to genetic factors, aging, sun exposure, pregnancy, breastfeeding or major weight loss or gain.

Various body contouring procedures are available to improve these conditions surgically. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Motykie recommends the most suitable procedure or combination of procedures to suit the needs of a patient. He provides the following treatments to patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Revision Tummy Tuck
  • Arm Lift
  • Body Lift
  • Brazillian Butt Lift (Fat Grafting to Buttocks)
  • Fat Transfer
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh Lift

Non-Surgical Procedures and Spa Services

In some cases, the patient may not need a surgical treatment, or may be keen to opt for non-surgical alternatives. Dr. Motykie not only provides services as a cosmetic surgeon, but also looks after the concerns of such patients who need effective non-surgical solutions. These services are provided through his facility called Motykie Med Spa. Key procedures available at the facility include the following:

  • Botox
  • Juvederm
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Restylane
  • Skin and Wrinkle Treatment

Botox is one of the widely popular non-surgical treatments to reduce the appearance of lines and minor wrinkles on the face. This minimally invasive technique involves the use of thin needles through which the botulinum toxin is injected directly into the wrinkled muscle. The chemical relaxes the muscle, causing the wrinkle to disappear.

The treatment is effective in reducing frown lines, furrows on the forehead, crow’s feet, and skin bands on the neck. The procedure can be performed in less than hour, and involves almost no downtime. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane are also highly effective injectable treatments to reduce facial wrinkles. Results with these treatments may last for up to a year.

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