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Arm Lift

Arm Lift

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An arm lift procedure, or brachioplasty, is a procedure recommended for women and men who are bothered by excess skin, laxity, and fat under the arm due to extra tissue, significant weight loss, or skin aging. Arm lift procedures enhance and contour the upper arm by removing redundant skin and fat, restoring one’s confidence in their appearance.

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While there can be rewards from your effort of losing a considerable amount of weight, the results for body self-image can have an unexpected paradoxical effect. Looseness and laxity of redundant skin in the arms, breasts, abdomen, and thighs can be beyond frustrating. If you feel that your arms fit this description, you can be reassured that there are options to achieve the results you desire. It’s time to look as good as you feel.

Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?

This procedure will benefit those who want to correct the sagging skin on their arms. The best candidates for an arm lift are those in good overall health. A smooth and quick recovery can be experienced by patients who are non-smokers, or those that quit smoking six weeks before and after an arm lift procedure. Smoking reduces oxygen to the tissue and increases the potential for complications.

Your Arm Lift Consultation

During the consultation, an evaluation and examination will be performed and your medical history will be reviewed. Since the results of an arm lift are permanent, a thoughtful discussion will explore goals and realistic expectations. Once you have decided to go forward, you will be given special pre-operative instructions to help you prepare for the procedure.

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How to Prepare for an Arm Lift

Arrange to be off work for approximately one to two weeks following the procedure. This is enough time to heal if your work is a desk job. It is highly recommended to avoid heavy lifting and any other strenuous activities for six weeks following the procedure.

Secure your transportation to and from the surgery center, and have a care provider stay overnight and to assist you during the day for a few days following the procedure.

Preparing everything for aftercare in advance will ensure a seamless recovery process. Elevating your arms with several pillows will help to reduce swelling while in a resting position during the day and in the sleeping position at night. Organize and place all your necessities nearby.

Pre-planning meals can also benefit your recovery by allowing you time to rest and heal. It is recommended to wear button-down or zippered tops for ease while changing.

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Arm Lift FAQ

1. Will arm lift surgery leave any scars?

The incisions required to reduce the excess tissue on the upper arm will leave scars. Scars will fade and become less visible over time. The placement of the incisions, and eventual scars, will be discussed with you at your consultation.

2. Does insurance cover the arm lift procedure?

Insurance plans do not cover the arm lift procedure.

3. How long will it take for me to recover from the procedure?

Recovery is unique to each individual and depends on the extent of surgery performed. However, prepare for one to two weeks off work following the procedure. Returning to normal activities is typically between four to six weeks.

4. What can I expect after the procedure?

To minimize the swelling, you will be provided with compression garments or compression ace bandages. Depending on the closure technique, you may require stitch or staple removal at your one- or two-week post-operative appointment.

5. Is the recovery period painful?

Patients do not describe this as a painful recovery. However, you will experience some discomfort during the arm lift recovery period. The team will discuss pain management with you during your pre-operative appointment to keep you comfortable throughout the recovery process.

You will also experience swelling, bruising, and soreness, which will progressively improve over the first several weeks of recovery. We will instruct you to place pillows under your arms to keep them elevated, which reduces swelling, increases circulation, and reduces discomfort. You will be encouraged to check the incision sites often for any changes.

Arm Lift Cost and Payment Options

The cost of an arm lift will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by body type, type of technique performed, surgical complications, and even allergies. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.

Your Arm Lift Consultation

Schedule your consultation for arm lift in Rochester– contact Dr. Jacobson and set up your appointment. During your appointment, you will be able to ask questions and bring up any concerns you may have about the procedure. Contact us today to get the look you’ve always wanted!

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