The Most Common FAQs About Arm Lift Surgery Answered

As you age, or gain or lose weight, your upper arm skin will become loose or flabby. For many people, this becomes a concern that they want to correct. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, can perform an arm lift for those who want to have a more slender and toned upper arm. Brachioplasty can contour this area by creating sculpted arms.

Having an arm lift not only reduces your arm’s size, it can also increase your self-confidence, enabling you to wear clothes that fit you, and have the courage to wear sleeveless or short sleeves in public without being embarrassed about your hanging skin. Schedule a consultation with Dr. LaGrasso to discuss how to get rid of excess arm skin in Miami, FL. He can answer many of the frequently-asked questions about arm lifts during a one-on-one-consultation.

What is brachioplasty?

Brachioplasty, or arm lift, helps reshape the under portion of the upper arm. It can tighten and smooth underlying tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, reduce sagging skin, and remove localized pockets of fat. An incision is made from the elbow to the underarm during this surgery.

Am I a good candidate for an arm lift?

During a consultation with Dr. LaGrasso at his Miami, FL office, he can determine if you’re a candidate for brachioplasty. Ideal candidates for this surgery are unhappy with how their arm looks due to saggy or excess skin. They must be in good health, lead a healthy lifestyle, and must not smoke.

What should I expect during recovery from arm lift surgery?

You may have to wear a compression garment, which will help minimize swelling. You must drink plenty of fluids after surgery as it helps speed up your recovery. It’s normal to have discomfort, swelling, bruising, and soreness after surgery, which should subside in a few days. The total recovery time for an arm lift is one to two weeks. Pillows can help keep your arms elevated and relieve some of the pulling sensations you feel since they increase your circulation.

When can I exercise after my surgery?

Dr. LaGrasso recommends that you wait at least a month or two until you resume all of your regular activity. Start slow with low intensity at first. He will give you the green light when you can start strength training again at one of your follow-up visits.

Will there be scarring after my brachioplasty?

You will have a scar, but your incision line will continue to be finer as you heal. Refrain from direct sunlight for the first year after surgery. Your scar may be bright pink at first, but it should fade over time and return to your normal skin color.

When will I see results from my arm lift?

You should notice the results following your procedure.

Can I combine an arm lift with another surgery?

Of course, you can. During your consultation, Dr. LaGrasso can provide his expert opinion on which surgical procedures you would benefit from during an upper-body lift. Some of the other procedures that arm lift surgery candidates can do at the same time include liposuction, tummy tuck, or breast lift.

Learn how an arm lift can remove excess skin

When you want more sculpted arms, an arm lift could be the answer. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso has successfully performed countless arm lift surgeries for his patients in Miami, FL. To schedule a consultation to learn if you’re a candidate for an arm lift, call our office today.

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