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Arm Lift

The most beautiful arms have taut skin and toned muscles. Unfortunately, the effects of aging can lead to excess fat and loose, hanging skin in the upper arms. Dr. Beck at Beck Plastic Surgery performs arm lift procedures with precision and skill to restore a more fit and youthful appearance to the arms.

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What Is an Arm Lift?

Technically known as brachioplasty, an arm lift is a surgical procedure to remove loose, sagging skin and tighten and contour the upper arms. This procedure:

  • Reduces localized fat deposits in the upper arm region
  • Tightens and smooths supportive underlying tissue for better definition
  • Removes excess skin that sags and droops downward

Can an Arm Lift Be Performed in Combination with Other Procedures?

Arm lift surgery is frequently combined with other cosmetic procedures. In conjunction with an arm lift, Dr. Beck may perform a breast lift or body lift. A complete body contouring treatment may also include a thigh lift and butt lift.

Who Is a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?

The upper arms can develop a drooping, sagging appearance due to weight fluctuations, aging, or heredity. You may be a good candidate for an arm lift if:

  • You are an adult in good general health
  • You are not seriously overweight and your weight is stable
  • You have significant skin laxity in the upper arms
  • The undersides of your arms are sagging
  • Excess fat and skin make your upper arms appear loose and full
  • You have stretched, sagging skin on upper arms after weight loss

How Is Arm Lift Surgery Performed?

An arm lift in Charlotte, NC is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art, accredited surgical facility. This surgery takes approximately one to two hours to perform.

Dr. Beck makes an incision on the inside or back of the arm, depending on your surgical plan. The size of the incision is determined by the extent of treatment and your aesthetic goals.

Through the incision, Dr. Beck may use advanced liposuction techniques to remove excess fat in the upper arms. After excess fat is removed, the skin is tightened, excess skin is trimmed, and the incisions are closed with sutures.

What Is Recovery Like after an Arm Lift?

You can expect mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising after arm lift surgery. Most patients can return to work in seven to ten days, although strenuous activity should be avoided for three weeks after the procedure. Dr. Beck and his medical team carefully monitor patients after an arm lift in Charlotte, NC.

In the early part of your recovery, you may have drains to remove excess fluid from the treatment site. You may be asked to wear an elastic bandage or compression garment to minimize swelling and reduce discomfort.

How Soon Can I Expect to See Results after Arm Lift Surgery?

After an arm lift performed by Dr. Beck of Beck Plastic Surgery, some results may be apparent immediately after surgery. However, final results can be seen within three months after the procedure when the treatment area has healed, and post-surgical swelling has fully subsided.

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