About Arm Lift Surgery
One big challenge with getting older or losing weight is dealing with loose skin. At Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we offer upper arm lift surgery (also known as brachioplasty) as a correction for anyone who has had difficulty tightening and toning the arm with traditional methods, like diet and exercise. Lax skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very typical, particularly for people who are advancing in age or have lost weight. Arm lift surgery excises this excess skin, sometimes known as "bat wings." Dr. Saba Motakef, a plastic surgeon in Anaheim Hills, CA, is very skilled in skin tightening and fat removal methods. If you want to learn more information about how brachioplasty can correct the shape of your arms, please contact us for an appointment at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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Ideal Candidates for Arm Lift
An arm lift is a cosmetic surgery that features advanced methods to contour and excise excess skin over the upper arms. If you are tired of your "bat wings" and would like to improve the contour of your arms, you are a great candidate for arm lift surgery. You need to be in overall good health so that your body will heal properly. Some of the key signs for potential arm lift patients are hanging, loose skin on the upper arms, plus loss of elasticity of the skin. It is also important that you are at a healthy, stable weight before your surgery.
Arm Contouring Surgery Technique
Your arm lift surgery will be performed in an outpatient facility. If desired, an arm lift can be performed simultaneously with other surgeries including tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, or thigh lifts, if Dr. Motakef determines this to be appropriate. An upper arm lift is typically performed with the patient under general anesthesia and can require two or more hours to complete. The unwanted skin will be excised from the elbow up to the underarm. If necessary, this incision can be extended onto the side of your chest to address loose skin in this area. The incision will be placed as inconspicuously as possible, although it will leave a visible scar over your arm. If liposuction is desired to eliminate stubborn fatty deposits, this can also be performed. After skin is pulled taut, it will be sutured back into place. You will have to keep the incisions sanitized, covered, and in compression garments.
Your Recovery After Arm Lift
Most patients will need approximately one to two weeks off work after an arm lift surgery, however this may vary depending on the type of work you do. You will need to elevate your arms and rest during this time. You use your arms for more than you might think, so most patients are encouraged to ease their way back to their usual activities. Compression garments must be kept on until you are released by Dr. Motakef. For approximately 4 weeks, strenuous activity should be avoided. Your scars will heal and mature over time. Dr. Motakef or his staff will discuss optimal scar care after surgery. Results will be seen immediately after surgery, however it can take several months to see your final results as swelling resolves.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does arm lift surgery cost?
The total cost for arm lift surgery will be based on several things. Before Dr. Motakef can determine your costs, he will start with a consultation to understand your concerns and goals. Once this is complete, he will develop your treatment plan and estimate your costs. Our office accepts many payment methods. We will also help you find low-interest financing.
Can I combine an arm lift with other surgeries?
It's common for arm lift patients to come up with a custom treatment plan with Dr. Motakef that combines an arm lift with another surgery. This can include an upper body lift or can combine this surgery with liposuction, a breast lift, or tummy tuck. An arm lift is frequently done after weight loss surgery for those who have lost a significant amount of weight and may want contouring procedures throughout their bodies. During your initial consultation with Dr. Motakef, complementary surgeries can be discussed so a unique surgical plan can be developed.
Will there be scars?
Arm lift surgery uses incisions to cut away excess skin and fat. This will lead to a scar over the inside of the arm. After your arm lift, topical ointments that help with healing may be suggested along with other tips for scar management. Dr. Motakef also suggests you minimize UV exposure to your scars during the first year to protect the incisions from any additional discoloration. Most patients consider the overall benefits of a more toned arm to outweigh the appearance of scars.
What results can I expect from an arm lift?
An arm lift is done to correct hanging skin and stubborn pockets of fat. You should follow a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise to avoid a dramatic change in your weight, which may compromise your results. Once your arms are fully healed following your arm lift surgery and Dr. Motakef has cleared you, you can begin weight training to add shape to your arms by strengthening and toning the muscles.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Back Your Shape
If you have droopy skin or "bat wings" on your upper arms, Dr. Motakef can help you attain a slimmer figure with an arm lift procedure. This exciting surgery at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery can address loose skin and fat and help you achieve more toned arms. If you're at your goal weight and still can't lose the skin and flab that hang off your arms, please call our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Motakef at our Anaheim Hills, CA location. Look younger and fitter with arm lift surgery.