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The Arm Lift Process

Are you too busy staring at the sagging skin under your arm to feel confident? Are you struggling with diets and weight loss programs, to no avail? Have you been searching for the right doctor for an arm lift, but don’t know who to trust? Look no further — Moein Surgical Arts provides top quality arm lift procedures that will have you enjoying your new shape before you know it.

What Is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift is a surgical procedure that tightens the supportive tissue in the upper arm by removing excess skin and reducing any unwanted fat. Adding shape to the arm enhances the arm’s appearance, making you look younger and fit.

Oftentimes, traditional exercise and dieting don’t always help us get the shape we desire, which is where an arm lift comes in. When we gain weight, the skin accommodates by stretching to fit our shape and ends up losing some of its natural elasticity. When that weight is shed, excess skin remains, and you are left with the irrefutable sag of skin under your arm. At Moein Surgical Arts we take care of this baggage and get your arms back into the shape you desire.

What to Expect

Before the procedure begins, patients will meet with Dr. Moein to determine the specific incision that is right for them. Based on their desired outcome and body type, Dr. Moein will discuss the possibility of other procedures used in conjunction with the arm lift, such as liposuction, to remove excess fat. After this consultation, patients will schedule their surgical appointment.

To guarantee maximum comfort, the patient will be put under regular anesthesia. An incision is then made by Dr. Moein to remove the excess skin.

Is It Safe?

Moein Surgical Arts is here to help you get the best arm lift experience, which is why we focus on providing extra care in our post-surgical procedure. To ensure you heal properly, Dr. Moein will keep you under the care of his staff for a determined amount of time. There may be some discomfort after the procedure, but nothing more than some minor bruising or swelling. In order to guarantee the best results, the patient will be scheduled a check-up appointment. At that time, Dr. Moein will go over the results and make sure you are getting exactly what you need in your recovery process.

Is an Arm Lift Right For Me?

The best candidate for Dr. Moein’s arm lift procedure is anyone looking to exchange their drooping arm skin, for tighter, smoother arms. There are many causes of sagging skin — drastic weight change, genetics, and old age can all affect the skin’s elasticity. This elasticity decrease cannot always be fixed with exercise and dieting alone, and, with genetics, it may even be an inevitable part of your body composition. If you are a healthy individual without any severe medical conditions that may be affected by surgery, and obtain positive outlook, an arm lift with Moein Surgical Arts is for you.


Though there may be some minor swelling following the procedure, the tighter, smoother skin results are almost immediately noticeable. The droop will have disappeared, and you are left with more confidence and a new you.

It is important that the patient follows Dr. Moein’s plan of recovery process to ensure the best results and maximum healing. Patients should expect to lose some firmness as they age, but overall the procedure is permanent. Of course, general exercise and maintaining a healthy weight will help you retain your new physique as well.

If you’ve been looking for a quality arm lift, call Moein Surgical Arts to learn more about your opportunities and schedule a consultation today.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from an Arm Lift?

With the New Year rapidly approaching, it is time to start envisioning all that comes with it. For some that means setting up their annual New Year’s resolutions, but for others it is a clean slate and a chance to pursue what they have always wanted. Whether age, weight gain, or a recent pregnancy has left you with arms that you are insecure about, this is the time to visit Moein Surgical Arts for an arm lift. To get more information on the procedure, view our patient gallery, or find out more about the recovery process, get in touch with us at your earliest convenience.

What is an Arm Lift?

Before delving into the recovery process, it is important to know what the procedure entails. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a brachioplasty (or arm lift), “reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow.” This reshaping results in a decrease in sagging skin, a tightened supportive tissue that leads to a beautiful shape, and removal of pockets of fat that reside in the area. Since there are aspects of the look of your arms that diet and exercise cannot help (i.e. heredity), having the option to undergo an arm lift is crucial. For more information on the procedure, contact Moein Surgical Arts today.

Recovery Information

Assuming that there are no complications or special considerations, the recovery time for an arm lift is relatively short. According to Real Self, patients can expect to return to their desk job between 1 and 2 weeks. However, it is important to note that each professional has their own recovery regimen. Therefore, it is important to make sure to consult with them during your initial consultation about expected time off. For example, Dr. Moein conducts a postoperative appointment to evaluate the healing process and answer any questions that have come up after the procedure. To schedule your initial consultation or find out more about recovery time for an arm lift, contact the professionals at Moein Surgical Arts today.

Other Considerations

Now that you know more about the procedure itself, along with the recovery information, it is important to note other considerations regarding the process. The first thing to discuss with your surgeon is whether you are a good candidate for the procedure (i.e. are you in overall good health and have realistic expectations). Another important aspect to consider is when you will be able to undergo the procedure with realistic recovery time. In addition, having an idea of what look you would like the result to be so that your surgeon can design the best way to help you. Since there are a multitude of considerations, and this is likely your first arm lift, trust the professionals at Moein Surgical Arts for your procedure. Dr. Moein has years of experience helping clients get results they love, and also has information on how to make the results last for years and years to come. To speak with the team or schedule your initial consultation for your arm lift, click here!

Considering the recovery time and process of an arm lift procedure is crucial. Not only will it help you decide when is the best time to undergo the procedure, but it will also give you a realistic expectation of what the entire process will entail. To get more information from Moein Surgical Arts, contact the team today! With extensive experience, an impressive client gallery, and helpful staff, we are the team to trust with your arm lift.

Comparing Breast Augmentation with Natural Breast Augmentation

Deciding to have any type of cosmetic surgery is a major decision. Breast augmentation, whether for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes, is one of the most popular procedures. However, there are several factors to consider as you decide whether to pursue this type of surgery. Read on to learn whether you are an ideal candidate, what homework you should do before having breast augmentation surgery, and how you can get more information about natural breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation Options

Patients have the option of either saline or silicone gel implants. Saline implants are described as silicone outer shells filled with sterile salt water or saline. Silicone gel implants are also silicone outer shells but filled with a plastic or silicone gel. There are pros and cons to both options.

Saline implants are typically filled by Dr. Moein after placement which gives him the ability to set the implants exactly where the patient wants them, achieving the best possible results. It’s also important to note that the incision for saline implants is smaller than the one made for silicone implants. Saline implants are considered safer as the body can safely absorb the saline if there is a rupture or leak.

Some believe that silicone implants feel more natural and will opt for this type of implant. However, it’s important to know that these implants can cost about $1,000 more than saline.

What is Natural Breast Augmentation?

With a natural breast augmentation, Dr. Moein will gather fat from the hips, thighs, stomach or flanks and use it to naturally provide a more natural shape for the breast. Candidates for natural breast augmentation should be in good health, have realistic expectations for the procedure, have the desire to achieve a natural look and appearance, and must have enough fat to harvest for the breast augmentation.

Benefits for this procedure include:

  • Safety, as it involves no implants and is non-surgical.
  • Improved volume and breast shape.
  • Fast recovery with no incisions.
  • Perfect procedure for patients who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence.

Patients opting for this procedure can expect slight soreness and discomfort which will fade a few days after the procedure. Swelling may also occur and bruising usually subsides within a few weeks.

The Right Medical Team

If you are considering natural breast augmentation, the professionals at Moein Surgical Arts can provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your situation and body type. Dr. Babak Moein, MD, FACS, is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery, as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such qualifications.

This combination of training offers significant advantages to his patients during their assessment and surgical planning and makes Dr. Moein uniquely qualified among his colleagues to meet the cosmetic needs of his patients. The ability to achieve a patient’s cosmetic goals using minimally invasive techniques allows for better decision making on both short-term cosmetic goals and long-term preservation of such changes.

If you are considering natural breast augmentation, visit Moein Surgical Arts today to see a photo gallery, schedule a consultation, see patient testimonials and live chat with a member of the team.

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