Arm lift surgery – or brachioplasty – is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can help reduce excess skin and fat on the underside of the upper arms. A drooping, sagging appearance might develop through weight loss or gain, the normal processes of growing older, and of course, from simple heredity. Often, this area doesn’t improve with exercise, making an arm lift, or brachioplasty, an attractive option.
At Yarish Plastic Surgery, our doctors utilize the latest in arm lift techniques in Houston and Lake Jackson, Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for an arm lift.
When to Consider It
Good candidates for brachioplasty are adults, with significant drooping skin on their arms, who are not significantly overweight and expect to remain at a stable weight. It’s also important that you are generally healthy, a nonsmoker, without any medical conditions that would keep you from healing up well, and have a good understanding of the procedure and expectations, which our medical staff will discuss at your consultation.
What Happens in an Arm Lift
The arm lift will reduce excess skin bags and sags that droop from the upper arm, and also remove and smooth out any stubborn localized fat pockets in the area. Underlying supportive tissues are tightened and smoothed to redefine the shape of the upper arm. Brachioplasty can take several forms, and there are different surgical techniques depending on the amount and location of excess skin and fat, and the natural contour of the arm.
The procedure length varies from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the skin and fat removed, but is a completely outpatient procedure that can be performed at our Houston or Lake Jackson office.
What To Expect After an Arm Lift
Recovery for Houston and Lake Jackson arm lift patients does include some activity restriction for a few weeks, as the changes to your arms heal fully. Desk work can be returned to more quickly than work requiring lifting, but abiding by the restrictions will give you the best possible surgical result and healing. Swelling and bruising is fairly common and manageable through post-procedure treatment, and should improve over 2-3 weeks.
At Yarish Plastic Surgery, we believe that skin and body rejuvenation is an evolutionary process that does not begin and end solely with the surgery itself.
While we do know that surgery is the most dramatic and gratifying part of the rejuvenation process, our doctors can enhance and even maximize your surgery results with our “comprehensive rejuvenation concept”. This concept is essentially a treatment plan specifically designed for each procedure in order to prepare the skin and body for surgery and to aid the healing process following your surgery.
We do recognize that many Houston and Lake Jackson residents do not have the time or inclination to take advantage of the complete program, and we want to assure you that your surgical results will be the best attainable anywhere. However, if you are in a position to take advantage of the “comprehensive rejuvenation concept,” you will find the entire experience to be more relaxing, and you will know that you have treated yourself to the most unique and gratifying experience that plastic surgery has to offer. And you will know that you have availed yourself of the ultimate in skin and body rejuvenation.
In order to make this experience more convenient and affordable, we have created a combination of ultimate experience packages specifically tailored to enhance each procedure. Our doctors strongly recommend that you take advantage of this “comprehensive rejuvenation concept.” The program outlined for you will be instituted pre-operatively, and will be continued post-operatively until healing is complete.
Contact Yarish Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with our doctors and medical team at any of our locations in Houston and Lake Jackson and find out how arm lift surgery can improve your quality of life. We look forward to hearing from you and help you achieve your aesthetic goals!