Dr. Ayesha Cheema is a primary care doctor with Mercy Personal Physicians at Columbia. She offers experienced and thoughtful primary care for adults of Howard County.
Mercy’s team of breast surgeons and breast cancer specialists in Baltimore help women determine the best breast cancer treatment options available to them.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center is a long-standing leader in women's cancer treatment. Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of numerous awards in Women's Health.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
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Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
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An arm lift or brachioplasty is a cosmetic treatment option for patients who are self-conscious about loose skin of the upper arm. At Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy, our plastic surgeons are recognized among the best in their field of plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine because of their experience, artistry and skill in many cosmetic medicine procedures, including brachioplasty.
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An arm lift, also called brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure used to remove hanging loose skin of the inner portion of the upper arm from the elbow to the shoulder. The arm lift will help diminish the unattractive fat and loose skin of the upper arm that prohibits many from wearing short sleeves or tank tops. The arm lift helps to firm and reshape the upper arm.
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Our plastic surgeons at Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy recommend an arm lift for patients:
An arm lift procedure generally takes two hours. The surgeon will create an incision, from the elbow past the armpit. If there is an extreme amount of excess skin and fat deposits, the surgeon may need to extend the incision from the wrist to the armpit. If there are large amounts of fat, liposuction may be used.
Recovery from an arm lift typically takes approximately a week to ten days. An arm lift patient may encounter soreness, tightness, tenderness, bruising and swelling, as they go through the healing process.
We are dedicated to helping patients find the best cosmetic procedure options available to help restore and renew their self-image. If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure, our doctors will work with you to help you feel beautiful at any age and any stage of life. Please call 410-332-9700.
Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by Dr. Craig Vander Kolk. Mercy’s cosmetic surgeons Dr. Craig Vander Kolk, Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang and Dr. Brendan Collins are recognized among Baltimore’s best doctors for cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery for the face, breast and body. Our surgeons work with patients to determine the best personalized treatment plan while making use of advanced technologies and techniques to achieve natural-looking results. We are dedicated to helping both women and men look and feel their best.
Proud to be Part of Mercy’s Renowned Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine.
Dr. Craig A. Vander Kolk is a highly skilled specialist in cosmetic and plastic surgery.