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To schedule an appointment with a skilled cosmetic surgeon in St. Charles County, contact Dr. Jeffrey Copeland of Copeland Cosmetic Surgery.

Copeland Cosmetic Surgery
#2 Richmond Center Court
St. Peters, MO 63376
P / 636-397-2001
F / 636-279-2010

Board Certified Professional Accreditations

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

One of the common complaints of womem as they mature is loss of tone in the muscle and soft tissue of the upper arm. This area has a tendency to accumulate fat and to droop much more than the forearm. Laxity of the skin in this area allows the skin to move back and forth with arm activities and at worst to swing freely or to move with the wind. This can cause problems with the way clothing fits and with physical activities either with embarrassment or with functional problems. Occasionally, this problem can be addressed by liposuction alone, but often it is best treated with a procedure called a brachioplasty or arm lift. In this procedure, the excess skin and subcutaneous tissue is removed surgically and the incision is carefully closed. The incision can placed either on the inner aspect of the arm or at the lower or posterior margin of the arm. This decision is made between the surgeon and the patient to best satisfy the patient’s needs and desires. The most common complaint about the procedure is the presence of visible scars. The scars mature with time and may become inconspicuous. The procedure is very successful at getting rid of the offending extra tissue and its unsatisfactory appearance and behavion. This procedure is typically done as an outpatient, but may be followed by hospitalization if it is done at the same time as other body contouring procedures. Often a compression garment is worn by the patient for a few weeks after the procedure. Patients report satisfaction with the improvement in the appearance of the arms and with improved clothing fit. Absence of displeasing arm motion is also pleasing to patients. Contact our practice today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Copeland.

Dr. Copeland always welcomes patients seeking plastic surgery from nearby cities to his practice. For your convenience, we’ve provided driving directions from the following locations: