Arm Lift Surgery Benefits
Weight fluctuations and aging, which leads to a loss of elastin and collagen, can diminish the shape and tone of the upper arm. Arm lift surgery (also known as brachioplasty) removes excess fat and loose skin from the upper arms giving them a slimmer, toned, and contoured look.
Are You A Candidate For Arm Lift Surgery?
The best candidates for an arm lift are healthy men and women who are self-conscious about the appearance of their upper arms.
When you meet with Dr. Margoles for your consultation she will discuss your procedure in detail, including cost, recovery time, follow-up appointments, and medications. She will also be happy to show you before and after pictures to give you a better idea of what to expect from your procedure. Dr. Margoles and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have.
Arm Lift Surgery Treats:
- Excess fat on the upper arm that is resistant to diet and exercise
- Loose, sagging or excess skin due to major weight loss
- Skin dimpling
During your initial consultation, Dr. Margoles will discuss Arm Lift surgery in detail including cost, length of surgery, medications, if necessary, and expected recovery time.
Arm Lift Surgery Details
An arm lift is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation and takes approximately 1-2 hours.
In some cases, an arm lift can be done with Liposuction alone, while others will require surgical incisions.
You will be in the recovery room for 1 hour following surgery, after which you will be sent home. All patients must have a responsible adult with them to return home. It is also strongly advised that a responsible adult stay the night with you.
Arm Lift Surgery Recovery & Aftercare
You will receive detailed post-surgery care instructions and Dr. Margoles and her staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns. It is important to follow Dr. Margoles’ instructions carefully to ensure the best results and easiest recovery.
After surgery, bandages and compression garments are applied to minimize swelling. You will experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort for about 2 weeks, which can be managed with prescription medication.
Recovery times vary. In most cases, stitches will dissolve over time. Patients are able to resume normal activities within 7-10 days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for a month or more. Dr. Margoles will discuss this with you during a follow up visit.
Contact Us To Schedule A Brachioplasty Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about arm lift surgery and scheduling your consultation please contact Dr. Margoles at her Fairfield county plastic surgery office: (203)869-2939. Our Greenwich office is conveniently located close to I-95 and the Merritt Parkway making it easily accessible to patients from Fairfield county and Westchester county including residents of Stamford, Westport, Darien, Rye, Scarsdale, White Plains, and Armonk.