Nova Cosmetic Center offers Arm Lift in Orlando, FL

About Arm Lift

Loose upper arm skin is most often related to extreme weight loss, often with individuals who have already undergone gastric bypass. If you were ever overweight, you more than likely developed heavy upper arms. The skin stretches over time to accommodate the increased volume of the upper arms. After weight loss, the skin often fails to tighten enough, and so it sags. The only way to improve this problem is through an arm lift, also called brachioplasty or arm lipectomy. Liposuction is sometimes warranted in these situations, but if your problem is due to loose skin, it is not the correct solution. The only time lipo is a better choice is when there is a lot of fat and the skin is tight. When the skin is loose, an arm lift is usually the best choice. Incisions and scars in Arm Lift are the greatest drawback of this operation. They extend from the armpit to the elbow, along the inside of the arm. This operation exchanges one cosmetic problem (loose skin) for another (scars). In general, those with very loose saggy skin are most likely to find this exchange worthwhile. Those with a small amount of looseness will probably not want the scars. In addition to surgical bracheoplasty, there is also a nonsurgical arm lift procedure available using either {!Body Thermage} or {!Titan Skin tightening lasers| Titan}.

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Jan V. Karlin, MD



Dr. Jan Karlin has practiced plastic and reconstructive surgery for over 20 years. He also practices phlebology, an area of medicine that specifically focuses on the treatment of varicose and spider vein conditions.

Located in the Orlando area, an exciting new area of his practice is his introduction of anti-aging and hormone replacement. And to supplement these anti-aging therapies, Dr. Karlin incorporates the most advanced non-surgical age reversing facials and micro-current treatments to turn back the hands of the clock of time.

The Nova Cosmetic Centers are very fortunate to have the talents of a plastic surgeon with such prestigious credentials. Dr Karlin, originally from New England, previously practiced in Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, and St. Petersburg, Florida prior to becoming the Medical Director of Nova Cosmetic Center in Orlando, Florida.

He received his Bachelor's Degree from Harvard University and attended Duke University, where he received his Doctor of Medicine Degree. He served residencies in general surgery at the University of Miami, Florida and Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His residency in plastic surgery was completed at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where he was an instructor in plastic surgery.

Dr. Karlin is a member of many local, national, and international medical societies. He has authored numerous articles in respective journals and has made many television and radio appearances, including CNN, KPLA, Eye on L.A., KMAX, KZLA and KGL. To ensure that he provides his patients with the most up to date techniques, he continuously participates in seminars and conferences.

Dr. Karlin, known by former patients as "the best surgeon" in Palm Springs in performing facial, breast, and liposuction surgeries, is also skilled in performing a variety of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. These include breast augmentation; breast reduction; laser facial resurfacing; face, neck, and brow lifting; eyelid surgery; rhinoplasty; collagen injections; Botox; and most other cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Karlin is one of the few surgeons in the country who performs breast augmentation by using the increasingly popular belly button incision to insert the implant, and he is instrumental in bringing this advanced approach to the Orlando area. He is a pioneer in the field of facial contouring to enhance and beatify facial structure. In addition, Dr. Karlin founded Vein Centers of America and performs sclerotherapy, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

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