As we age, our skin starts to lose elasticity. This can cause loose, hanging skin on the upper arms as well as excess fat that resists diet and exercise. Excess fat and skin on the upper arms can often make a person feel self-conscious and uncomfortable wearing certain articles of clothing. Arm lift surgery can be performed to restore a more toned appearance to the upper arms.
Arm lift surgery is performed to reduce sagging skin and excess fat from the upper arm area. This involves the removal of excess skin and fat through an incision. Leftover skin is tightened and shaped to provide a flattering and defined arm contour.
A: Good candidates for arm lift surgery have significant upper arm skin laxity they want to diminish. In addition, ideal candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations of the procedure.
A: Some of the arm lift surgery risks include:
A: Some pain and discomfort will be associated with the procedure; however, pain medication will be prescribed to alleviate the symptoms.
A: It is important to take the time to rest and follow your doctor’s instructions after surgery. This will ensure the best recovery possible. In addition, do not drink alcohol and do not smoke cigarettes for two weeks before and two weeks after the procedure. It is important to keep wounds clean and take medications given to you by your doctor to aid in the healing process.
A: According to the 2014 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average arm lift is $3,936. This cost can vary depending on the surgeon’s experience, geographic location of surgery, anesthesia, and other related expenses.
A: No smoking four weeks before or after having an arm lift.
A: Yes, arm lift surgery can be done in our office under general anesthesia.
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Élan Institute for Plastic Surgery
2010 East First Street, Suite 270
Santa Ana, CA 92705