in Rogers, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale Arkansas
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm from the underarm region to the elbow. Fluctuations in weight, growing older and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise. Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.
What can be treated with an arm lift?
- Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
- Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
- Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region
What can I expect from an arm lift consultation?
It is important for your consultation that you are prepared to discuss your medical history, which may include medical conditions, allergies, previous surgeries, and current medications. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease, this procedure may not be ideal for you. Dr. Taylor will also examine factors for evaluation, including how much you currently weigh and whether you’re planning on losing or gaining more weight in the near future.
What can I expect during an arm lift procedure?
Arm lift procedures are performed in our fully accredited, state-of-the-art on-site surgery center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. During the operation, you will be closely monitored to ensure your safety. Before your procedure, you will be medicated with either a local anesthetic or general anesthesia, depending on your preference and the amount of treatment areas.
After surgery is complete, you will be further monitored for a few hours in a recovery area. You may experience some discomfort, but this is generally controlled with prescription pain medication. Dr. Taylor will give you specific aftercare instructions for recovery. In most cases, arm lift patients are permitted to go home a few hours after surgery.