Fresh Fruits & Veggies Month

June is Fresh Fruits and Veggies Month – and a good time to take a look at your current diet to see where it might be improved for a healthier and more attractive physique. Diets high in whole foods, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables, offer several benefits, including weight management, heart health, and decreased risks for diseases and disorders that can impact every part of your body. They also help ready the body for both surgical and non-surgical body contouring procedures.

Being close to a healthy BMI is important for many body contouring treatments. If you are considering a procedure but need to shed a few extra pounds first, taking up a healthy diet in combination with a rigorous exercise regimen is among the most effective ways to reach your goals. Maintaining these healthy lifestyle choices after body contouring is also important to help ensure your results continue to impress for years to come.

Body Contouring at the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle offers a range of body contouring procedures that can be used to address stubborn fat deposits and loose skin on nearly any area of the body. Among our most popular options are:

  • Liposuction. This procedure can be used to remove fat deposits from the entire body, helping to tone and trim each treatment area
  • Tummy Tuck Surgery. Used to remove excess skin from the abdominal area, tummy tuck surgery can also be used to reattach separated abdominal muscles
  • Lift Surgery. Arm lift and thigh lift can be used to remove loose and sagging skin from the body, helping to produce a firm and toned physique
  • Male Breast Reduction. This procedure removes unwanted fat and glandular tissue from the chest to restore a masculine appearance

In addition to these procedures, we offer non-surgical body contouring options such as Kybella® for the elimination of excess fat underneath the chin and Ultherapy® to gently lift and tighten skin following weight loss. During your initial consultation, Dr. Doyle will listen carefully to your concerns, assess your problem areas, and help you choose the best options for your needs.

Contact Us Today to Learn More!

Please contact the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation at our East Greenwich office today. We welcome patients from Exeter, Coventry, and all surrounding Rhode Island communities.

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the arm, from the underarm region to the elbow. Ideal for women and men whose triceps are obscured by loose, flabby, sagging skin, arm lift surgery can increase comfort, improve clothing options, and help produce a better defined upper arm.

Often performed alone, this procedure may be included in post-weight loss body lift and mommy makeover procedures as well.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your arms, brachioplasty may be among the safest and most effective options for creating optimal contours. Please call the Center for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 to schedule a consultation today. We serve East Greenwich and all surrounding areas of Rhode Island.

Arm Lift Candidates

Arm lift surgery is performed to:

  • Reduce excess sagging skin
  • Reduce stubborn pockets of fat
  • Tighten and smooth underlying supportive tissue
  • Define the shape of the upper arm

The best candidates for this procedure are nonsmokers who are in good health and are prepared for a surgical procedure. Arm lift surgery requires a recovery period during which some activities will need to be limited. The best candidates are able to take this time to relax and heal.

Good candidates will also need to have realistic expectations. Arm lift surgery can trim and tone the upper arms, but it may not create the exact look you want. During your initial consultation, we will listen to your concerns, assess the amount of skin and fat that will need to be removed, and provide honest information about what you can expect from your procedure.

The Arm Lift Procedure

During arm lift surgery, excess skin and stubborn fat are removed from the upper arm. There are several incision options to accomplish this. The best one for your needs will be dependent on the amount of skin and fat that is being removed.

Fat is removed using liposuction. Board-certified Rhode Island plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle utilizes advanced liposuction techniques to produce reliable results while minimizing trauma to surrounding tissue. Once the fat has been eliminated and underlying tissue has been lifted and smoothed, the overlying skin is tightened to bring the arm into ideal proportions.

Arm Lift Recovery

Recovery from an arm lift can take six to eight weeks. There will be restrictions on your activities for the first two weeks, but most people are able to resume working within seven to fourteen days. Aerobic exercise and weight training should be avoided for at least six weeks and not resumed until you have been given the go-ahead by Dr. Doyle.

It is important during recovery that you maintain all follow-up visits and carefully follow all post-operative directions. It is during your follow-up visits that Dr. Doyle can determine if you are ready to resume more demanding activities.

You may need to wear a compression garment and adopt recovery habits, such as proper diet and gentle exercise, that can help reduce swelling, improve blood flow, and make recovery much more rewarding. These things will be discussed in greater detail during your initial consultation.

Maintaining Your Results

Excess skin and fat on the upper arms are often a result of weight gain as we age. The condition can be heightened by a lack of exercise targeting the muscles on the upper arm.

After fat has been removed and skin tightened, it will be important that you take steps to maintain your results. This will include proper diet and exercise, including weight training and cardio, which can also be used to enhance results if you desire. If you have traditionally struggled with food choices and are not certain which exercises will be best, it can be very helpful to work with a nutritionist and personal trainer to develop a plan that will work for you.

Arm lift surgery is as permanent as you make it. Your actions will play a direct role in the final and lasting appearance of your procedure.

Why Choose the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery?

Dr. Andrea Doyle is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has become known for producing natural-looking and highly desirable results. One of very few female plastic surgeons in the United States, Dr. Doyle’s thoughtfulness, attentiveness, and patient care make her a clear choice for residents of Rhode Island and nearby areas of Massachusetts and Connecticut. If you are looking for a qualified, experienced, caring, and board-certified plastic surgeon, we encourage you to get in touch, schedule a consultation, and learn how we can help you reach your goals.

Ready to schedule your Arm Lift consultation?

Dr. Andrea Doyle would love to discuss your Arm Lift options with you during a private one-on-one consultation. Contact our office online or give us a call to get started on achieving your own aesthetic goals.
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Dr. Doyle is a board certified Rhode Island plastic surgeon who performs aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries to help change the lives of her patients in positive and empowering ways.

Thank you, everyone, for attending last night’s cosmetic surgery, skin care, and facial rejuvenation seminar at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island!  Remember to book your consultation to take advantage of your 20% discount!

The live demonstrations of Botox/Dysport and injectable dermal fillers was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our volunteers.

Also, congratulation to all of our raffle winners!  We hope you enjoy all the Environ and Lumixyl products!

It is our privilege to be able to provide you with not only these services, but the comprehensive information every patient needs to make the best choice(s) for him or herself!

We look forward to providing more of these lectures and forums in the near future. Keep abreast of our events via our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!


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