ARM LIFT
Procedure

Are you experiencing reduced skin laxity in the arms as part of the aging process? Have you recently lost a lot of weight – perhaps from bariatric surgery – and now you have droopy skin underneath your arms? If either of these scenarios applies to you, you could be a good candidate for an arm lift.

WHAT IS ARM LIFT SURGERY

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An arm lift procedure, also called Brachioplasty, is a plastic surgery in which deflated or loose and sagging arm skin is excised, and the remaining skin is re-draped over the arm. The procedure, which is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete, includes:

  • An incision made in the inner backside of your arm, from which fat will be removed.
  • If a significant amount of excess skin is present, additional skin is removed via the top of the arm and into the armpit.
  • Tightening up and re-draping of the remaining arm skin for a more toned look.
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CAN YOU GET AN ARM LIFT?

You are generally considered a good candidate for arm lift surgery if:

  • You have excess arm skin and desire a more toned appearance.
  • You’re in good general health and can pass a pre-op appointment with your primary care physician.
  • You’re in good psychological health.
  • You’re a non-smoker, as tobacco usage can complicate surgery and inhibit your body’s ability to heal.
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ARM LIFT PROCEDURE RECOVERY

Recovering from this plastic surgery procedure requires a variety of steps. Depending on your surgical plan, you may need to wear a compression garment in the days immediately following your surgery.

Generally speaking, you’ll need to take one to two weeks off work for recovery and wait 10 days post-op before you can drive again. You should continue taking brief walks immediately after surgery, but avoid strenuous exercise – especially that which involves the arms – for four to six weeks.

ARM LIFT RESULTS

Most of our patients are pleased with their surgical results and their new, more toned-looking arms. While the body’s natural aging process will never stop, you can expect your results to last many years. If you’re thinking about having arm lift surgery, don’t hesitate to call the Gentera Center of Plastic Surgery today!