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The amazing "hidden scar" arm lift!

Dr. Varkony’s amazing “hidden scar” arm lift can give you tighter, younger- looking arms without anyone having to know you had surgery!

Did you ever wave to someone only to be horrified at how the skin underneath your upper arm flaps back and forth? Unfortunately, as we age our skin becomes stretched and loose. The upper arms give away a person’s age, as the excess skin can’t be hidden, except by clothes. The traditional surgery for this condition is an arm lift. This surgery used to involve a long scar down the inside of the upper arm, from armpit to elbow. This has the effect of removing the excess, hanging skin but results in a scar that is worse looking than the original flabby skin!

Not anymore! Dr. Steven Varkony has developed an operation called the Amazing “Hidden Scar” Arm Lift. Utilizing our unique approach, this surgery gets rid of the old- fashioned, ugly, vertical scar and replaces it with a hidden scar, a scar lying transversely (horizontally) across the armpit! Now you can have tighter, younger- looking arms without anyone knowing that you had surgery. Yes, you can wear short sleeves again! After surgery your arms are tighter, slimmer and younger –looking. People love the results of the Amazing “Hidden Scar” Arm Lift. Over and over again, we hear how great a difference this surgery has made in our patients’ lives.

An out- patient procedure taking about an hour, this surgery is the one you have been waiting for. Dr. Varkony and the friendly staff at the Plastic Surgery Center, will work with you to tailor an operation that will help you attain your goals. Using the latest techniques in plastic surgery and board-certified anesthesiologists in our fully certified out- patient surgical center, we see to it that our patients have a truly pleasant experience. You can have surgery in the morning and be back home or in your hotel room in the afternoon. An overnight stay in a post- operative nursing facility or a private nurse in your home or hotel room for the first day can be arranged if desired.

There is little discomfort and although it depends on the person and of course the job (!), most people can be back at work within 3 days. By 7-10 days, the incisions are usually healed well enough to allow patients to resume lower body exercise, including various forms of cardio (stair- stepper, elliptical machines, biking, walking and running). Also possible at this time are lower body weight exercises. Arm exercises are delayed longer, however, usually 6-8 weeks.

Most people qualify as candidates for the Amazing “Hidden Scar” Arm Lift, especially those people with loose skin from aging, heredity (inheriting loose skin from their parents), or from moderate weight loss. This surgery is not, however, for those who have lost a substantial amount of weight from stomach stapling procedures, etc. For other arm procedures, please see the section on cosmetic surgery following weight loss surgery.

             Thousands of patients can attest to the beautiful results they have obtained through Dr. Varkony’s surgery. He appears regularly in numerous mainstream media magazines and newspapers and is also frequently on television. Dr. Varkony has been quoted and written about in The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, Life and Style, Oxygen Magazine, In Touch, First For Women, Star Magazine, among others. Dr. Varkony has appeared on television and has done surgery on Discovery Health Channel, MTV’s “I Want a Famous Face”, Primetime with Diane Sawyer, Univision’s Primer Impacto, and British Television. We have a large celebrity practice and have operated on many of Hollywood’s famous.

             From your very first consultation, we will work with you to achieve the look that you desire. Every person is an individual with a different body shape, different skin texture, different skin elasticity and pigmentation. Each person has different goals and desires with regards to liposuction and liposculpting. Dr. Varkony’s unique approach tailors your liposculpting surgery to you as an individual, bearing in mind your specific desires and goals. This way you have the highest likelihood of achieving your own personal idea of what your body should look like. Let us show you how to obtain the look you want to achieve.

Dr. Varkony and his friendly staff will do their best to make sure that your surgical experience, from first consultation, through surgery in our fully- accredited, state of the art surgery center, and throughout the post- operative period, is pleasant, safe, comfortable and very confidential. We want you to say, “Had I known it was so easy, I would have done this years ago!” That is how most of our patients feel after they have had surgery here with us at the Plastic Surgery Center.

Arm lift surgery can be combined with other procedures such as facial surgery, breast surgery, liposculpting and liposuction, and abdominal surgery to give you maximum benefit in the shortest amount of time. You recover from these procedures simultaneously with the least amount of time off work.

If there is anything you need, from overnight stays to transportation, let our staff know and we’ll be glad to help. Our many European and Asian patients already know how helpful we can be to patients visiting us from out of town! If you are coming from outside the country or from another city here in the United States, we are also happy to arrange consultations and surgery that will fit in nicely with your travel plans.

Don’t wait any longer! Schedule your consultation with us and be on your way to a new you!

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Your wonderful talent gave me the body I’ve always dreamed of! My operation made such a difference in my life. I wish that this note could express all of the happiness that you have brought to my heart. I look so much better. I feel great. My only problem is that all my old clothes are now way too big on me! Thanks.

E. W.
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