Over time skin loses its elasticity all over the body. This can lead to sagging skin around the upper arm area that leaves many feeling self-conscious. Dr. Judge understands that this feeling of unease and discomfort can deeply affect other aspects of the patient’s life like preventing them from wearing certain clothes and even performing certain activities. A brachioplasty (more commonly called an arm lift) reduces the excess skin and fat between the underarm and elbow, and reshapes the arm with smoother skin and contours.*
Dr. Judge believes in creating a safe environment where patients feel comfortable discussing their aesthetic goals. As a plastic surgeon she excels at marrying science and art for optimized results.* She believes that while she may be treating one specific part, that part is connected to the whole: each patient and surgery is tailored to the individual. Dr. Judge collaborates with her patients and listens to what they want; this nurturing approach sets her apart.
Factors like advancing age and fluctuations in weight cause the upper arms to appear loose or sagging. While exercise can certainly strengthen and improve the muscle tone, it cannot take care of excess skin that has lost elasticity or underlying weakened and localized fat deposits.