An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, reduces excess skin and fat on the undersurface of the arm, in between the underarm and elbow. This is often performed on patients who have experienced significant weight loss.
What should I expect?
After significant weight loss, if you’re unhappy with the excess upper arm skin, you can undergo an arm-lift to remove the excess skin and remaining fat. The scar is placed on the inside of the arm, keeping it very discreet. You will need to wear a garment to minimize swelling for 2 weeks after the procedure. You can return to work once you feel comfortable and are without pain.
How should I prepare?
Minimize the use of aspirin, ibuprofen and certain supplements (such as ginko biloba, ginger, and vitamin E) before surgery as these may increase bruising. It is best to stop smoking several weeks before and after your procedure as any form of nicotine may slow down the healing process.
What will recovery be like?
After your procedure, bandages and/or a compression garment will be placed around the arms to minimize swelling and improve the contour. These garments or bandages should be worn for a minimum of 2 weeks. Once you are comfortable with arm movement, you can return to work.
How much does it cost?
In the United States, the average cost of an arm lift is $6,240. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation. During the consultation, we will review the best treatment options for you and provide you with a detailed quote for your treatment.
“It has been over 9 months since my surgery and I could not be happier with the results. If you are looking to have arm reduction surgery done, I highly recommend Dr. Zelko and his team.” –S.D.