As you age, the skin in your upper arms tends to lose its elasticity. Many times, this results in a sagging look that can compromise your overall figure and make you feel self-conscious. Loose skin in the arm area is also a common side effect of major weight loss. By removing excess skin and fat, an arm lift can help you obtain a more defined and toned appearance in the upper arm region.
If you are considering an arm lift, call us today to schedule an initial consultation at our Marietta office (770-425-0118) or our Woodstock office (678-494-2380). We look forward to meeting you.
Are You a Candidate for Arm Lift Surgery?
Arm Lift Before & AftersThere is more than one approach to an arm lift. For example, if you have resistant deposits of fat in your arms that have not responded to diet or exercise, and the skin is not loose, liposuction alone may be sufficient to tone and tighten your arms.
On the other hand, if you have moderate to significant amounts of excess skin, a short or full brachioplasty may be recommended.
During your consultation, our experienced Atlanta plastic surgeons will examine your arms to determine which arm lift method would provide you with the best results. We will also review your medical history to make sure arm lift surgery is right for you.
Arm Lift Procedure and Recovery
Some arm lift procedures can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation; however, if your procedure is more extensive, it may be performed under general anesthesia. Arm lift surgery is most commonly an outpatient procedure, and does not require an overnight stay.
If you do not have an actively physical job, you should be able to return to work anywhere from 7to 14 days after your surgery. We will closely follow up with you throughout the recovery process to make sure you are healing properly, and to inform you when it is safe to return to work and other normal daily activities.
Scarring is an unavoidable consequence of any surgery, but our surgeons take great care to minimize arm lift scars as much as possible. The more carefully you follow our post-operative instructions, the better your scars should heal. We can help you understand exactly what to expect from arm lift surgery during your consultation.
If you have further questions about brachioplasty, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeons. Call (770) 425-0118 for our Marietta office, or (678) 494-2380 for our Woodstock office.
Arm Lift FAQs
Q: What Is an Arm Lift?
A: An arm lift is a popular cosmetic procedure that can be performed by a board-certified professional as an outpatient treatment. The goal of the surgery is to tighten the arm skin and reshape the tissues by eliminating the excess fat and skin in the area, ultimately bringing about toned and well-defined arms.
Q: How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost?
The cost of an arm lift varies and depends on a number of factors, including the extent of the procedure and the amount of time the procedure will take.
Q: How Do I Prepare for an Arm Lift?
A: To begin with, you need to talk to your plastic surgeon at Marietta Plastic Surgery to ensure that they understand your goals. Once a plan is customized, a convenient date and time can be arranged for the surgery.
Q: Can I Still Smoke Before and After My Arm Lift?
A: If you are a smoker, you will need to stop using tobacco four-six weeks prior to the surgery. This ensures that your skin tissues have time to heal from the negative effects of smoking, which will reduce the chance of complications during and after the procedure. It is best to have realistic expectations in terms of results.
Q: What Is the Arm-Lift Procedure Like?
A: On the day of the procedure, your surgeon will administer anesthesia and then make incisions on your upper arm. The arm tissues are tightened and reshaped, and the skin is then redraped. Incisions are closed with stitches.
Q: How Long Do Arm-Lift Results Last?
A: The results of an arm-lift surgery are very long-lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight.
Q: What Does Recovery Involve?
A: Have someone by your side on the day of the procedure. Swelling is a temporary minor side effect, and it can be alleviated by using a compression garment. Follow your surgeon’s advice and stick to the scheduled follow-up appointments.