What Arm Lift Surgery Can Achieve
Reduced Arm CircumferenceThe upper arms are one of the most common areas for fatty deposits to develop, especially in aging individuals. It is also one of the most challenging regions to tone with diet and exercise. Arm lift surgery removes excess fat through liposuction and excess skin by cutting it out, which results in a slimmer and more toned arm appearance.
Expanded WardrobeMany people who are unhappy about the appearance of their arms try to hide them under layers of clothing. They avoid any wardrobe choices that expose their arms, such as tight-fitting clothing, sleeveless tops and dresses, and bathing suits. With arm lift surgery, though, you can wear the clothing you want without worry.
Improved ContourMany people dislike the looseness of upper arm skin because it swings or sways when they move. Arm lift surgery removes all of the excess skin to provide a firm contour.
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RecoveryYou can expect bruising and swelling after your arm lift. A compression garment is provided to minimize swelling, reduce scarring, and help with healing. Depending on the nature of their job, most patients return to work within five to seven days but should refrain from exercising or lifting anything above the head for three to four weeks. Pain medication can help manage discomfort. Dr. Boll will provide aftercare directions that detail the recovery protocol for your procedure.
ScarsThe incision for an arm lift is typically made on the inner arm, stretching from the armpit to the elbow. This incision heals well but will result in a scar. However, scars are hidden under the arm and will fade with time.
CostSeveral factors contribute to the cost of your arm lift, and your final expense will vary depending on the surgical techniques used, surgical fees, facility fees, and anesthetic fees. Dr. Boll and her staff will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation. We offer financing and prepayment options at our office.
PainArm lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia to prevent any pain. Following the surgery, you may experience some discomfort, but this can be remedied with prescribed pain medication. Generally, this medication is only required for a few days.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for arm lift surgery?
Candidates for arm lift surgery are physically healthy, non-smoking individuals who experience discomfort and dissatisfaction with the appearance of their upper arms. Whether the cause of these insecurities is aging, weight loss, or genetics, individuals can benefit from arm lift surgery as long as they have realistic expectations of their results.
What are the possible risks and complications associated with this procedure?
Complications are rare with arm lift surgery. While not common, possible risks include:
- Fluid accumulation
- Poor wound healing
- Changes in skin sensation
- Anesthesia risks
Will liposuction of the arms provide the same results as an arm lift?
While performing liposuction of the arms can address fatty deposits and reduce the circumference of the arm, liposuction cannot remove or tighten skin. If excess or sagging skin is present, then performing liposuction without an arm lift may only accentuate the appearance of loose skin.
Will my results be long lasting?
Arm lift surgery is long lasting when paired with a healthy lifestyle. A nutritious diet and regular exercise will maintain your arm lift results for years to come. As with any procedure, arm lift surgery will not prevent future aging from occurring, but you will experience tone and tightness for many years.