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About Arm Lift Surgery

Loose or sagging skin can develop on the upper arms due to weight loss or loss of skin elasticity that comes with aging. Millions of men and women can experience this cosmetic issue, and it can detract from their self-confidence and ability to wear short-sleeved shirts. However, our team of experienced surgeons at The Face & Body Center in Flowood, MS can help address this loose skin on the upper arms by performing an arm lift, sometimes called a brachioplasty. During this procedure, our surgeon can remove excess fat and skin, as well as tighten the hanging skin for a more toned, taut contour. We invite you to schedule a consultation with us today if you would like to find out more about this procedure.

Best Candidates

While weight loss can cause sagging skin to appear on the arms, some of the loose skin can also be caused from genetics. This makes it very difficult to tone the upper arm to an individual’s desire. When diet and exercise fail don't seem to work for you, a trusted plastic surgeon can create outstanding results. Ideal candidates for an arm lift exhibit:

  • Loose upper arm skin that is resistant to diet and exercise
  • Loose upper arm skin that appears after losing more than 100 pounds
  • Sagging skin that creates anxiety when wearing sleeveless shirts

Hand and Finger Surgery, Brachioplasty - The Jackson Metro area is very fortunate to have Dr. Eric Wegener. He is an amazing and skilled hand and plastic surgeon. I highly recommend him and personally would not go to anyone else. My office visits and treatment were first rate!

M.B. RealSelf

I had a breast reduction and an upper arm lift, and I am beyond happy with the results from both procedures - I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Brantley and his staff. The entire experience, from my first consultation to my recovery checkups, was wonderful. I had a breast reduction and an upper arm lift, and I am beyond happy with the results from both procedures. My only regret has been not going for a consultation sooner! Dr. Brantley is top notch, and his nurse Macala was extremely helpful throughout the process. So glad I chose Dr. Brantley and The Face & Body Center.

K. RealSelf

Weight Loss, Tummy tuck, It's Time! - Flowood, MS - Scheduled for Sept. 9th, 2014 with Dr. Kenneth Barazza. My weight has been a yoyo most my adult life. I'm 46, three grown kids. December 2012 I started focusing on me! Weight started at 232 With walking and counting calories I've lost 72 pounds (now 160) and have kept it off by continuing with calorie counting and walking! I need a TT and arm lift. But one at a time, ha! I'm worried but I know it has to be done.Updated on 11 Sep 2014:It's been painful! When I walk . Burning and and stretching. I'm Very tight. First post op picture . I'm hunched too? Two days post op!Updated on 15 Sep 2014:Got my drains out. Didn't hurt. He said everything looked great. Gotta go back next Monday. He wants me to start walking straight ASAP, so I'm gonna work on that!Updated on 16 Sep 2014:No pain pills today! Working hard to walk straighter! Yes! I'm little swollen but I'm liking what I see. Will try to post pics soon.Updated on 16 Sep 2014:This was so worth it. As ashamed as I am to post this, I am so glad I lost the weight and was able to do this tummy tuck!Updated on 19 Sep 2014:Slept in my bed last night, on my side! What a relief from the recliner! Now I have washed my CG (garment) and waiting for it to dry. Don't like having it off! Been dealing with swelling every day this week. Guess that's gonna be here for a while! Doing pretty good otherwise.Updated on 30 Sep 2014:Today marks 3 weeks post op! I'm pleased! Swelling is getting better. I'm exercising and doing my thang!! Ha! Only thing I'm not doing is lifting anything really heavy, other than that, I'm good. Go back to work in two weeks. Scar looks good, just still feels numb and sensitive. I'm so glad I did this!Updated on 1 Oct 2014:No more rolls! No more skin and fat sitting on my legs!Updated on 8 Oct 2014:4 weeks postop! Love my belly button! This picture was taken this morning. Wished the swelling by the evening would go away! It's better than at first, but I'm sick of it, lol! Sick of this CG too! Down 10 pounds since surgery! I'm doing what I did before surgery, only limitation Is not lifting anything very heavy! Go back to work next Tuesday! Been shopping, I was a size 12, now I'm a size 8. Some 6 pants fit! So excited about my size! Best decision ever!Updated on 21 Mar 2015:Still loving this tummy tuck. I stopped wearing my garmet about month 4, well just noticed in this month that swelling has kicked in big time. No change in what I'm doing, Ive alway walked 10-12 miles a week. No strenuous ab exercises at all. Feels good in the mornings but by evening, swelling! About to post pictures, 6 months, just took off the garmet that's why it's red. I still love my results, just tired is the swelling and I've gained 3 pounds this month, has to be swelling. I haven't called the ps, but I think I will next week. I don't think anything is wrong, but I want them to know what I'm experiencing even though this is suppose to be normal! Ugh!

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What to Expect

After being put under general anesthesia, the incision for brachioplasty is made from the elbow to the upper arm. Loose skin will be trimmed away and the underlying tissue will be pulled tight. This surgery takes about two hours, and there is usually no need for an overnight stay unless it is paired with other procedures. You should be prepared for temporary swelling and bruising after the surgery. To promote healthy healing and blood circulation, the arms should be kept elevated. You can usually return to normal activities in about 3 – 4 weeks.

Anticipated Results

For best results, an arm lift may require liposuction of the fat deposits within the upper arm to make the final look slim and trim. The skin tightening may not be enough to have taut arms. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the best course of action given your skin health and condition. Keep in mind that most of the stretch marks will also be taken with the skin; however, if weight is regained, it could damage the treated area. An arm lift gives patients the opportunity to have more defined arms for years to come.

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How much does arm lift surgery cost?
The total cost for a surgical arm lift will be based on many things. Before He can determine your costs, Dr. Barraza will perform a consultation to understand your concerns and goals. Following this, He will create your treatment plan and break down your costs. In order to make it easier to select an experienced Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Barraza and get the results you want, The Face & Body Center of Plastic and Hand Surgery Associates takes many payment methods. We will also give you information on low-interest medical financing.

Can I combine an arm lift with other surgeries?
It is common for arm lift patients to create a custom treatment plan with another surgery. This is sometimes known as an upper body lift and can combine liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), or breast surgery (breast lift). Arm lift surgery is also frequently done in an after weight loss surgery for patients who have lost a large amount of weight and want full body contouring. During your consultation with Dr. Barraza, complementary surgeries can be discussed so your personal treatment plan can be developed.

Will there be scars?
An arm lift requires incisions to cut away excess skin, which leads to scarring from stitches. However, Dr. Barraza makes every effort to use small, thin incisions that are placed in less visible areas. After your surgery, ointments that help with healing will be suggested along with our tips for minimizing scarring. Dr. Barraza also recommends you limit UV exposure during the first year to protect the scar from becoming discolored. Most patients consider the benefits of a more toned arm outweigh the minimal scars created.

What results can I expect from an arm lift?
Arm lift surgery is done to treat loose skin and fat. You should maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise in order to avoid a dramatic weight loss or gain, which may undo your surgical results. After your surgery, once your arms are recovered and Dr. Barraza has given permission, you can start weight training. This is a good way to add shape to your arms by toning the muscles.

Are there nonsurgical treatments to improve my arms?
While there are many great nonsurgical skin tightening procedures, they will only provide small improvements. To correct moderate to severe skin laxity, arm lift surgery is your best option. In addition to removing excess skin, Dr. Barraza also liposuctions small amounts of fat and smoothes the tissue and remaining skin for a better result. If you're interested in learning about nonsurgical procedures, Dr. Barraza can talk about these in your consultation and help you decide which fits your goals.

Get Tighter Arms Today

Brachioplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments following weight loss for both men and women. For all of your hard work, you deserve upper body definition. Achieve slender, leaner arms that you can be proud to show off in sleeveless shirts or summertime attire. Call today for a complete consultation at our office.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models. All before and after pictures are real patients of The Face & Body Center