About Arm Lift Surgery
A difficult thing when getting older or losing weight is the appearance of excess skin. At the Insitute of Plastic Surgery, we offer upper arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, as a procedure for patients who cannot manage to tighten and tone this area of the arm with diet and exercise. Lax skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very typical, particularly for men and women who have lost weight or are advancing in age. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are very experienced in fat removal and skin tightening surgical techniques, and they offer private consultations for arm lifts. If you want to hear more information about how an arm lift can alter the contour of your upper arms, please call and schedule an appointment at our Colorado Springs, CO practice today.
An upper arm lift is a cosmetic surgery employing advanced methods to slim the upper arm and excise excess skin to tighten the lax appearance. If you are self-conscious about your "bat wings" and would prefer them to appear trim and taut again, you are a good candidate for this procedure. You need to be in overall good health so that you will recover properly. Some of the top concerns for an arm lift patient are excess, hanging skin on their upper arms, plus lost elasticity of the skin. It is important to note that you should be at your ideal weight before to surgery.
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"As a TG female it can be difficult to find someone who you trust, who is respectful, and who can really understand the importance of how you look. My mother and I interviewed surgeons from Boulder to Colorado Springs, and we both knew from the moment we met Dr. Dash that she was the only one we wanted to work with. The support staff was professional, courteous, and always greeted us with smiles. I really impressed that they were always on time, including the day of surgery, which was not the ca"- C.D. / Healthgrades / Feb 24, 2019
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Most likely, your arm lift surgery will be performed in an outpatient facility, except in cases where multiple cosmetic surgeries are being performed at one time. An upper arm lift may be combined with other surgeries (often completed at a facility with inpatient monitoring), such as tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and thigh lifts — as long as our surgeon considers it appropriate. An arm lift is typically done with the patient under general anesthesia and can require a few hours to finish. The sagging skin will be excised starting at the elbow all the way up to the armpit. The incision will be placed as inconspicuously as possible, although it will most likely leave a visible scar. In cases where liposuction is needed to eliminate stubborn fatty deposits, this can be completed also. After the skin is pulled taut, it will be stitched back into place. You will have to care for the incisions by keeping them clean, bandaged, and wrapped with compression garments.
What to Expect
A typical recovery time frame should take about two weeks with lots of rest, arm elevation, and allowing your body time to heal. You use your arms for more than you think, so most of our arm lift patients ease their way back into their normal activities. A suture removal appointment will be set approximately ten days following surgery. Compression garments must need to be kept on until you receive permission. For at least a month (4 – 5 weeks), all exercise should be eliminated, except taking short walks. If you have uncontrolled bleeding, excessive swelling, fluid buildup (hematoma), signs of infection, numbness in the hands of arms, or unusual scarring, please contact our practice for assistance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 - 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 - 5 Days
Get Back Your Shape
No matter what you call your droopy skin or "bat wings" under your upper arms, our plastic surgeons call it a way to improve your life with cosmetic surgery. If you are at your goal weight but still can't lose the skin and flab that hangs off your arms, please contact us to plan a consultation at the Institute of Plastic Surgery. Look fitter and younger with a brachioplasty.