Upper Arm Lift In Gainesville, FL
A brachioplasty (often spelled brachiaplasty) is an operation aimed to improve the contours of the upper arms through liposuction and direct excision of tissues. Though it is sometimes done as an isolated procedure, it is typically performed in patients who have had significant weight loss. In these patients, the arm lift or brachioplasty is performed as part of a series of operations on the abdomen, buttocks, arms, and breasts to re-contour a patient’s entire body. Redundant fat and skin from the upper arms is removed through an incision concealed in a natural crease where the arm meets the axilla (a short scar brachioplasty). For patients with more severe laxity and tissue redundancy, an incision may need to be extended along the medial aspect of the upper arm. Incisions are anchored to deeper structures of the arm to prevent the final scar from spreading and migrating inferiorly.
Our plastic surgeon in Gainesville, Dr. Tyrone, provides cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that enhance patients’ quality of life and improve their self-esteem. Contact John W. Tyrone, MD, PLLC, Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for plastic surgery in Gainesville, FL!
What Is Brachioplasty?
If performed as an isolated procedure, brachioplasty can be performed as an outpatient at John W. Tyrone, MD, PLLC, Plastic Surgery’s Ambulatory Plastic Surgery Facility located in Gainesville, FL. As with any surgery performed by Dr. Tyrone, you will have a thorough understanding of the procedure before entering the operating room including what you need to do prior to and after the surgery. Brachioplasty patients are typically seen 5–7 days after their procedure. Normal activities may be resumed approximately 3 weeks after surgery.
Benefits Of An Arm Lift
In addition to removing excess skin that could negatively impact a patient’s self-image, arm lift surgery offers a number of benefits. After losing considerable weight, some people have excess loose skin underneath their arms, which many report to be uncomfortable. Arm lift surgery can help improve a patient’s comfort levels by removing excess skin after weight loss. Moreover, brachioplasty can help prevent inflammation, rashes, and infections caused by excess skin folds rubbing together. Furthermore, by eliminating skin folds under the arm an arm lift can reduce hygiene issues. Patients can learn more about the benefits of arm lift surgery during a consultation with our plastic surgeon in Gainesville, Florida!
Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, any healthy, nonsmoking individual with dropping or saggy skin underneath their arm is a good candidate for brachioplasty. Keep in mind that patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight should maintain their weight loss for at least six months before considering arm lift surgery. If you believe you may be a good candidate for an arm lift procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Tyrone.
While lift surgery is generally considered to be a safe procedure, every surgical operation presents some risk. Possible risks associated with brachioplasty include infection, scarring, bleeding, asymmetry, and loss of feeling. Fortunately, these risks are minimal when the procedure is performed by our skilled Florida plastic surgeon.
Following an arm lift surgery, patients should plan to refrain from strenuous physical activity for a few weeks. During your appointment, Dr. Tyrone will provide an in-depth explanation of anything related to aftercare and the recovery process.
The exact cost of an arm lift surgery will vary depending on a number of factors. Contact our board-certified Gainesville plastic surgery team today to learn more or ask about arm lift surgery cost!