About Arm Lift Surgery
An unwanted side effect with losing weight or getting older is finding loose skin. At Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we offer arm lift surgery (or brachioplasty) as a correction for patients who cannot seem to tighten and tone the arm with diet and exercise. Lax skin from the elbow to the upper arm is very common, especially for men and women who have lost weight or are advancing in age. Dr. S. Darrell Lee, a Port St. Lucie, FL plastic surgeon, is very experienced in skin tightening and fat removal surgeries. If you would like to learn more about how brachioplasty can improve the look of your arms, please call and schedule a consultation at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center today.
An arm lift is a cosmetic surgery that uses innovative techniques to slim and excise excess skin and fat. If you are self-conscious about your flabby arms and want them to look fit and healthy again, you are a good candidate for this procedure. You should be in good overall health so that the skin will heal well. Some of the main symptoms for an arm lift patient are hanging, loose skin on the upper arms, and lost elasticity of the skin. It is also important that you are at your ideal weight prior to surgery.
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Most likely, your arm lift surgery will take place in an outpatient setting. An arm lift can be combined with other procedures (performed in an inpatient setting for monitoring), such as tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and thigh lifts — if Dr. Lee decides it's safe. An arm lift is performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours to complete. The loose skin will be excised from the elbow all the way up to the underarm. The incision will be made as inconspicuously as possible, but it will most likely leave a visible scar. If liposuction is needed to remove stubborn fatty deposits, this will be performed as well. Once the skin is tightened, it will be sutured back into place. You will need to keep the incisions clean, bandaged, and wrapped with compression garments.
What to Expect
Your recovery period should last about two weeks with lots of arm elevation and rest. Allow yourself time to heal. You use your arms for everything, so patients should ease their way back into their normal routines. A suture removal appointment will be set approximately ten days after surgery. Compression garments should be worn until you are released by Dr. Lee. For at least a month (4 – 5 weeks), all exercise should be avoided, with the exception of taking short walks. If you observe excessive swelling, uncontrolled bleeding, hematoma (fluid buildup), infection, loss of feeling in the arms or hands, or heavy scarring, please call Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center for assistance.
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Whatever you call your "bat wings" or droopy skin on your arms, plastic surgeon Dr. Lee calls it an opportunity to change your life with plastic surgery. If you are at your goal weight and still cannot lose the flab and skin that hangs from your upper arms, please call and schedule a private consultation with Dr. S. Darrell Lee at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. We serve patients from all over the area, including Port St. Lucie, Jupiter, Palm City, Vero Beach, and Stuart, FL