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.
"35 years ago, I had breast implant surgery. Over the course of those years, my breasts had encapsulated causing my breasts to look totally abnormal and very hard to the touch. Fast forward, I needed them removed. Dr Jain was recommended and I couldn't be more pleased. He replaced my implants (both of which had ruptured, but I didn't know it) with the type of implant that much reduces the possibility of encapsulation and no chance of old-school rupture. The results are simply stunning. Soft, normal shaped and just the right size. The surgery was a bit complicated, but Dr. Jain's expertise was key in getting the results I wanted. Dr. Jain is gifted, and very attuned to the needs of the patient. He gave me a realistic description of what to expect and he delivered. His staff is wonderful--very attentive and supportive. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased. Highly recommend."- P.D. / Google / Nov 20, 2018
"I came in for a consultation with Dr Jain today and he spent nearly an hour with me! No it isnt because im in terrible shape :) It seems to be his approach to skin care and I really appreciate it. He did a full consult to address my long term goals and was clearly very knowledgeable, conservative and professional. On top of that he is incredibly kind and gracious as is him entire staff. I think I have found a partner to work with for years to come!"- M.P. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2020
"Absolutely amazing Dr. and staff they made the process so much easier and comfortable. Alway on top of everything in making sure I liked my results and was comfortable with the process. "- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 07, 2021
"I wanted to have plastic surgery for years and when the time came I then continued my search for a plastic surgeon who understood the delicacy of African American skin and its healing in Colorado. After meeting Dr. Krishna S. Dash I knew I had found the surgeon for me not only because her knowledge of working with African American skin but because she listened to my desires and provided sound advice. From my first visit to my final post op visit the Staff were great and the facility was friendly and inviting. Let me just say Dr. Dash and her husband Dr. Rupesh Jain did an awesome job on my breast lift with implants and tummy tuck. I love my results!!!!! My friends and family were envious of the final outcome and my husband was enormously pleased!!! If you are reading this and looking for: someone who is an astute provider, who takes time for questions, is knowledgeable of African American skin, and is dedicated to healthily reaching the customers greatest wishes then the Institute of Plastic Surgery in Colorado Springs is the place for you. I couldn’t be happier except to say I wish I found her sooner. Thank you so much!!!!"- A.M. / Google / May 21, 2021
"I would like to share my experience with Dr. Rupesh Jain at the Institute of Plastic Surgery. I came to see Dr. Jain in regards to information about a fat transfer to my face and lips, as well as information about receiving dysport and fillers. I decided to schedule a consultation with him both because of his reviews but more importantly because he is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. Prior to my visit I filled out paperwork online regarding my medical history so that during my consultation with him he would be prepared to answer my many questions. I am an unusual case because I have an auto-immune disorder called Scleroderma. It can cause hardening and discoloration of the skin, thinning of the lips, shrinking of the opening of the mouth, and an over production of collagen to name a few of the effects of the disease. The above stated ailments are part of the reasons why I came to see him. My goal was to try and regain the Pre-Scleroderma appearance of my face since my diagnosis. During my first meeting with Dr. Jain, it was obvious that he had reviewed my medical history and was ready to discuss why I had searched out his services. He made me feel completely comfortable and not at all rushed. He listened to my concerns, and what my desired outcomes were. He explained clearly and in laymen’s terms what the reality of receiving those outcomes were. He told me what treatments would work best and why others would be either less effective or riskier to pursue. I was given up front costs and did not feel pressured at all to go for the more expensive procedures. I have been seeing Dr. Jain for quite some time now taking a step-by-step approach to achieving the results I desire with the least risk involved to my challenging health issue. I couldn’t be happier with results I have achieved thus far. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Jain and his excellent care. His staff is top notch and his bedside manner is a rare blessing. I would highly recommend Dr. Jain and the Institute of Plastic Surgery to anyone seeking specialized plastic surgery treatment."- A.J. / Google / Mar 22, 2021
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.