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Arm Lift

An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that tightens skin tissues on the upper arms. As you grow older, the loss of elasticity and collagen from your skin may lead to sagging skin tissues that hang from your upper arms. Also known as “bat wings,” the sagging skin tissues under the arms can cause severe self-consciousness and low self-esteem. An arm lift involves strategically removing excess skin and fat tissues to make the arms look firm and contoured.

Goals of Arm Lift Include:

  • Eliminate “bat wings” under the arms
  • Remove excess skin tissues under the arms
  • Remove excess fat deposits under the arms
  • Make the arms look slim, contoured, and form
  • Reverse the effects of age on the arms
  • Improve overall body contours
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence

Dr. Chiodo’s Personalized Arm Lift Technique

Dr. Chiodo performs a highly personalized arm lift after a thorough evaluation. During your consultation, he carefully examines your arms, discusses your goals and concerns, reviews your medical history, and curates a personalized treatment plan. He will identify the degree of skin laxity, mark the skin tissues that need to be removed, and determine if you can also benefit from liposuction to remove excess fat deposits from the arms. He will explain the treatment plan to you so you know what to expect.

Your arm lift is performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art surgical room. Dr. Chiodo makes an incision from the underarm to the elbow, through which he removes excess skin tissues and tightens the underlying muscles. Liposuction might be performed to eliminate excess fat deposits from the region — the surgeon inserts a hollow cannula to suction away excess fat cells. After making the necessary adjustments, the incision is sutured.

Candidates for Arm Lift:

  • Have excess skin laxity on the upper arms
  • Want to achieve firm, contoured, and sculpted arms
  • Want to go sleeveless without social anxiety
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have realistic expectations from the procedure
  • Are nonsmokers or willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
  • Can take around two weeks off work and other responsibilities to recover

Recovery After Arm Lift

An arm lift will cause considerable post-treatment swelling, tenderness, numbness, and bruising around the incision site. The side effects will last for a week or two, following which they will gradually subside. You will have to wear compression garments on your arms to promote optimal healing and recovery. You can resume work after 1 or 2 weeks, but strenuous exercise must be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks. Since the incision is made under your arms, it mostly remains out of sight.

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Dr. Michael Chiodo is a highly skilled plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the body. He uses cutting-edge surgical techniques to perform your lifting procedures while minimizing the risk of prominent scaring. Furthermore, he supports you through every stage of the surgical process, from the initial consultation to the final stages of recovery. If you have excess skin laxity in your arms, please schedule an appointment to explore your arm lift options in Dallas.

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