Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) in Atlanta, GA

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What is Arm Lift Surgery?

An unwelcome change that comes along with weight gain and loss or aging is excess skin under your upper arms, also known as "bat wings." At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, we offer upper arm lift surgery (or brachioplasty) as a treatment if you are struggling to tone or tighten your arms with natural methods. Excess skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very typical, particularly if you are getting older or have lost significant amounts of weight. Plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang works with a number of Atlanta, GA men and women, and is very experienced in skin tightening and fat removal surgical techniques. If you would like to learn more information about how an arm lift can change the shape of your upper arms, please schedule a consultation at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery.

What are the benefits of getting an arm lift?

Here at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, our Atlanta, GA patients reap a number of benefits from going through with their arm lift procedures, including:

  • Prevention of chafing and irritation caused by friction created at the armpit
  • Smooth and tighten the loose, extra skin
  • Finally eradicate stubborn spots of fat that are resistant to working out and nutritional changes
  • Boost your confidence and enjoyment overall

Can I Get an Arm Lift?

If you avoid sleeveless clothes because of your flabby arms and would prefer them to look healthy and fit again, you are likely a good candidate for this procedure. You need to be in overall good health so that the skin will recover properly. Some of the key signs for potential arm lift patients are excess, loose skin on the upper arms, as well as lost tightness of the skin. It is also important that you are at or close to a healthy, stable weight prior to your procedure as excessive weight gain or loss can impact your results in the future.

How is an Arm Lift Performed?

Most likely, your arm lift surgery will take place as an outpatient procedure except in the event several cosmetic surgeries are being performed at once. An arm lift can be done with other surgeries (usually completed in an inpatient setting for monitoring), such as a mommy makeover, tummy tuck, or thigh lift. An arm lift is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete. Your loose skin will be surgically removed from the elbow up to the underarm. The incision will be placed to be as concealed as possible, but it will most likely leave a visible scar. If liposuction is needed to eliminate stubborn fat, this will be completed. Once your skin is tightened, it will be stitched in place. You will need to care for your incisions by following an at-home care routine suggested by Dr. Mang.

What Can I Expect After My Arm Lift?

Standard arm lift recovery takes around two weeks with lots of elevating the arm. It's important to rest and give yourself time to heal. You use your arms for many things so we encourage you to ease your way back into normal activities. Dr. Mang will remove your sutures about ten days after your surgery. Compression garments must be worn until you receive permission to stop wearing them. You should eliminate all exercise and strenuous activity from your daily routine, except frequent, short walks for the month following your arm lift. If you develop excessive swelling, uncontrolled bleeding, fluid buildup (hematoma), infection, loss of feeling in the arms or hands, or unusual scarring, please contact Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery as soon as you're able for assistance.

Arm Lift FAQ

How much does arm lift surgery cost?
Your cost for arm lift surgery will be based on many things. Before Dr. Mang can determine your costs, he will start with a consultation to understand your needs and goals. Following this, he will develop your surgical plan and estimate your costs. In order to make it easier to afford an experienced surgeon like Dr. Mang and get the results you want, Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery accepts several types of payments. We can also give you information on low-interest medical financing.

Can I combine an arm lift with other surgeries?
It's common for arm lift patients to create a custom treatment plan with another surgery. This is sometimes referred to as an upper-body lift and can combine liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), or breast surgery (breast lift). Arm lift surgery is also commonly done after weight loss surgery for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and need full body contouring. During your initial consultation with Dr. Mang, other surgeries can be discussed — so your custom surgical plan fits all your goals.

Will there be scars?
Arm lift surgery requires incisions to excise loose skin, which means there will be scars from sutures. However, Dr. Mang will make every effort to use small, thin incisions that are placed in less visible areas. After your arm lift, creams to assist in scar healing will be suggested, along with other tips for minimizing scarring. Dr. Mang also suggests you limit UV exposure during the first year to reduce scar discoloration. Most patients consider the overall benefits of an arm lift outweigh the appearance of scars.

What results can I expect from an arm lift?
A surgical arm lift is done to address loose skin and fat. You should maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes diet and exercise to avoid a significant change in your weight, which may compromise your results. After your lift surgery, once your arms are recovered and Dr. Mang has given permission, you can start weight training. This is a great way to improve the shape of your arms by strengthening and toning the muscles

Are there nonsurgical treatments to improve my arms?
Although there are several noninvasive skin tightening treatments, most can only provide small improvements. To correct moderate to severe amounts of loose skin, arm lift surgery is your best choice. In addition to removing excess skin, Dr. Mang also uses liposuction on small pockets of fat and smoothes the remaining skin and tissue for a better result. If you're interested in nonsurgical options, Dr. Mang can explain these during your consultation and help you choose which fits your needs and goals.

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Whether you call the excess skin under your upper arms "bat wings," "flab," or just annoying, plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang considers it as an opportunity to help you change your life with cosmetic surgery. If you are at your goal weight but still can't lose the skin that hangs from your upper arms, please call Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation or have your questions about cost and financing answered. Look younger and fitter with upper arm lift surgery.

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