The arms can develop loose, sagging skin due to significant weight loss or the natural aging process, which can detract from a youthful appearance. Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates offers arm lift procedures to help patients in Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington and Annandale, VA, as well as neighboring communities, restore a contoured, youthful appearance.
What is a Brachioplasty?
A brachioplasty, commonly referred to as an arm lift, is a body sculpting technique that can eliminate excess skin and fat on the upper arms to produce a more contoured appearance. An arm lift can be a great solution for patients who have developed sagging skin due to significant weight loss or the natural aging process. After an arm lift, patients enjoy a slimmer, sculpted appearance in the arms that contributes to a more youthful appearance.
How Much Does a Brachioplasty Cost?
The cost of your brachioplasty at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates will depend on a number of factors. During your initial consultation, we will review your treatment goals in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your personal needs. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your procedure. In an effort to keep our treatments accessible, we are proud to accept CareCredit® financing in addition to traditional payment methods.
How is a Brachioplasty Performed?
All arm lift procedures are performed with the aid of anesthesia to ensure that the patient remains entirely safe and comfortable during the procedure. The incisions made for an arm lift procedure are made along the inside of the arm, extending from the arm pit to the elbow. This incision may be shortened for patients who are closer to their cosmetic goals. Through these incisions, we will remove excess skin and fat to produce a youthful, sculpted appearance. Once the desired results are achieved, the incisions are closed and the treatment will be complete.
What is the Recovery Like After a Brachioplasty?
After an arm lift, patients will experience mild pain, bruising, and swelling in the upper arms. These effects are especially prevalent in the first two weeks, during which time patients may have to take time away from work and other activities to ensure that the body heals properly. Most patients are fully recovered about six weeks after their brachioplasty procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Mirali will provide you with specific recovery instructions based on your personal treatment plan.
Are the Results from a Brachioplasty Permanent?
The results from your arm lift will be long-lasting, even permanent. However, changes in weight and the natural aging process can still cause changes in the appearance of the arms. We encourage patients to maintain healthy diet and exercise habits to ensure that their results last as long as possible.
To learn more about the arm lift procedure or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us today. Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates is proud to serve the residents of Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington, Annandale and the surrounding areas of the larger DMV community.