Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
An arm lift procedure (also known as brachioplasty) is targeted to reshape upper arm regions that have gone loose and flabby. A more youthful and attractive shape is achieved by removing excess skin and fat in the upper arm. This procedure is popular among individuals who are generally seeking a more toned appearance, as well as those who have undergone significant weight loss. In either case, shapely, taut arms are the intended result.
As we age, many of us start to see the firm skin and tissue of the upper arms go flabby. It starts with a noticeable jiggle when the arms are moved, but can proceed to the formation of “bat wings” which no amount of diet and exercise can reverse. Such a loosening of the skin in the upper arm can be due to a variety of factors, including sudden weight change, aging and even hereditary factors. The end result is that the skin and tissues of the arm become stretched, lose elasticity, and only an arm lift can undo the damage.
In brachioplasty, excessive skin is removed, sometimes in conjunction with a liposuction procedure to remove fat from the arms. For removal of large amounts of skin, an incision is required that runs from near the elbow to the armpit. The incision is placed in the most inconspicuous location (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring may always be visible. More moderate skin removal is sometimes possible with a smaller incision which is limited to the armpit area to try to keep the scar better hidden.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with Azul Jaffer, MD, to learn how an arm lift can restore a more youthful and toned look to your arms. Dr. Jaffer applies over a decade of experience, as well as his lifelong artistic passion and skill, to help each patient visualize and achieve beautiful and natural-looking results – safely and effectively.
Dr. Jaffer is a double board-certified Houston plastic surgeon, whose practice has grown through the amazing results he consistently brings forth. He is known as “The Artist in the O.R.” and one look at his Google reviews will confirm why patients love Dr. Jaffer and the rest of the staff at Azul Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Jaffer listens carefully to every patient in order to achieve a look that is always natural, beautiful and ideal for each patient. You can also trust that Dr. Jaffer will provide honest, caring advice – your partner in getting the best results from your procedure and for life.
If you’ve already started researching plastic surgeons, you owe it to yourself to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Jaffer. You’ll immediately feel comfortable discussing your procedure with him. Dr. Jaffer is highly respected by his patients and peers. This is the reason why other plastic surgeons refer some of their clients directly to Azul Plastic Surgery, and also why most of his patients come from referrals.
At Azul Plastic Surgery we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your arm lift surgery. Located in Sugar Land, we serve clients in Fort Bend County and throughout the greater Houston area. Request your personal consultation.
Arm Lift FAQ
Who is a candidate for Arm Lift procedures?
An arm lift (brachioplasty) is typically indicated for patients who have excess, flabby skin around the upper arms. This can be as a result of sudden weight fluctuations, aging or even genetic factors.
The intended results include: reduction or elimination of excess skin from the upper arms; leaner, more toned arms.
What is Arm Lift surgery and recovery like?
The procedure is usually done under Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC). In order to remove the unwanted skin, an incision is required that runs from near the elbow into the armpit.
The incision is placed in the most inconspicuous location (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring will always be visible.
After surgery, the upper arms are either wrapped or placed in an elastic sleeve to reduce swelling. Initial healing usually occurs in 10-14 days. Sutures are usually removed within the first 2-3 weeks. Swelling and bruising gradually disappear over 3-4 weeks. All swelling is gone in 3-6 months. The scars fade in 6-24 months depending on your skin.
An additional procedure that may enhance the result is Liposuction of the upper arms or axillae.
How much does an Arm Lift cost in Houston?
Because every patient’s concerns and desires are unique, we recommend that you schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jaffer. At the time of your consultation, a treatment plan will be proposed. With those variables identified, it will then be possible to estimate the costs associated with your arm lift procedure.
Please keep in mind that we offer several easy financing options, including those from CareCredit, Alphaeon, Prosper, Parasail and LendingUSA.