Hanging skin and excess fat give the upper arms a loose, flaccid appearance.
For those who desire the tighter, slimmer arms you can achieve with an arm lift Sarasota surgeon Dr. Brandon Lambiris is here to help his patients wear short sleeves with confidence.
An arm lift (brachioplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat on the upper arm contour.
An arm lift surgery has notable benefits such as:
Most of our Sarasota arm lift patients pursue surgery to reduce lax skin and fat that accumulates in the upper arm area due to weight loss or aging. The ideal candidate is a healthy individual who does not smoke and falls within a normal body mass index (BMI) range. To learn if you are a good candidate for arm lift surgery, book a private consultation to speak with Dr. Lambiris.
After assessing the degree of excess arm skin and fat, Dr. Lambiris may recommend one of the following procedures:
For patients with minimal to moderate arm fat and good skin elasticity, Dr. Lambiris may recommend liposuction to slim the arms without removing any skin.
With a hidden incision near the armpit, Dr. Lambiris removes a modest amount of skin to tighten the upper arms. Liposuction accompanies the procedure to slim the arm contours and defines the musculature. This technique is best suited for individuals who have a small amount of excess skin.
A standard arm lift with liposuction involves a vertical incision from the elbow to the armpit. Dr. Lambiris will mark and resect the redundant skin after performing liposuction to reduce arm fat and define the muscles.
For patients with significant arm sagging after massive weight loss, he elongates the traditional arm lift incision to remove the maximum amount of skin after performing liposuction to reduce fatty deposits that cause a bulky appearance.
Typically our Sarasota arm lift patients resume work and non-strenuous daily activities in 7 to 10 days. Exercise and heavy lifting are not allowed for six weeks. Dr. Lambiris may recommend wearing a compression garment to alleviate swelling and help the skin retract around the new arm contours.
It takes approximately one year to see the final results of your arm lift, but most patients see significant improvement shortly after surgery as the initial swelling subsides.
To find out more about our Sarasota arm lift options, book a consultation with Dr. Brandon Lambiris today by calling (941) 366-9818 or click the booking link on this page. Dr. Lambiris is a top-rated board certified plastic surgeon serving patients in Sarasota, North Port, Bradenton, and surrounding areas in South West Florida.
The average cost of arm lift surgery in the United States is $1,500 to $7,325. These estimates include the surgeon fee, facility fee, and anesthesia fee. The type of arm lift procedure is the main factor that impacts pricing. In general, the less invasive the procedure, the less it costs. For example, an extended arm lift is likely to cost more than a short-scar arm lift due to the additional skill and operating room time incurred by the surgeon. Arm liposuction is less costly than excisional surgery.
As an elective procedure, most insurance plans do not cover arm lift surgery.
Arm liposuction removes fat deposits to provide better definition than an arm lift without lipo. Liposuction also minimizes bleeding and bruising during arm lift surgery.
The surgery is considered safe for most healthy candidates, although risks are a possibility. Infection, wound breakdown, skin necrosis, blood clots, seroma, and hematoma are the most commonly reported risks of arm lift surgery. Serious complications such as cardiovascular problems due to anesthesia and pulmonary embolism are extremely rare but possible. Dr. Lambiris pre-screens each patient during the consultation process to ensure they do not have a heightened risk for complications.
The arm lift scar differs based on the type of arm lift. A traditional arm lift involves a vertical incision on either the side or back of the arm. A limited arm lift scar is hidden in the armpit area. Since most arm lift scars are readily visible in sleeveless and short sleeve tops, he may suggest scar revision treatments such as dermabrasion to refine the scar as part of the aftercare plan. Dr. Lambiris makes every effort to produce a neat scar that does not detract from the beautiful results.
Dr. Brandon Lambiris believes everyone deserves the opportunity to look their best. If you’ve dreamed of having plastic surgery to unlock your true potential, we encourage you to join us for a consultation. Experience the real difference plastic surgery can have on your life at West Coast Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, FL.