Whether it’s due to fluctuations in weight or the effects of aging, the upper area of your arms can become loose and saggy. An arm lift can tighten the upper arm and reduce the amount of loose skin. There are several aspects of arm plastic surgery, recovery time, and costs that you should know about before having this type of plastic surgery procedure.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, arm lift surgery reduces sagging skin, removes localized pockets of excess fat, and smooths and tightens the supportive tissues that help define the shape of the arm. An arm lift is also known as brachioplasty. There are different types of arm lift surgery available.
Arm lift surgery is normally performed in an operating room under general anesthesia. There are several criteria you would need to meet to be a good candidate for arm plastic surgery.
Excessive arm skin is removed by cutting the skin with a direct incision. An incision may start under the arm and run somewhere near the elbow. Sometimes, liposuction is used as well to achieve the desired shape. The procedure is normally performed under general anesthesia. According to the Mayo Clinic, brachioplasty can usually be completed in approximately two hours.
The cost of arm skin tightening surgery will depend on the type of surgery and how much skin or fat you’ll need removed. Brachioplasty will normally cost between $4,000 and $5,000. Fees may not include the use of a facility or medications. Insurance plans normally don’t cover arm lift surgery costs. Many surgeons, however, offer payment plans for their patients.
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After surgery, it is important to follow all of your surgeon’s instructions regarding appropriate medications to take, potential warning signs to watch for, and how to care for your wounds. There are several tips that can make your recovery go smoothly.
If you are considering having arm fat removal surgery, you will want to find a board-certified surgeon with experience performing a variety of arm plastic surgeries. Having arm fat removal can help you feel more confident in form-fitting clothes and boost your self-esteem.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.
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