What Is An Arm Lift?
A frustrating side effect of getting fit or growing older is the appearance of loose skin. At Chiseled, we offer arm lift surgery (also known as brachioplasty) as a procedure for men who cannot seem to tone or tighten their arms with diet and exercise alone. Loose skin from the elbow to the upper arm is very typical, especially for individuals who are advancing in age or have lost an extreme amount of weight. Arm lift surgery removes this loose, hanging skin, commonly referred to as "bat wings." Dr. Younghoon Cho is a skilled plastic surgeon in Spring, TX who has years of experience in performing skin tightening and fat removal surgeries. If you want more information about how brachioplasty can enhance the contour of your arms, please schedule a consultation at Chiseled.
Arm Lift Reviews
"After Gastric Bypass —I feel and look like a new person. - I had gastric bypass 10 years ago and had excess skin in many places. Dr. Cho had already done my breast augmentation/lift and arm lift beautifully. For this procedure, I had a tummy tuck and a medial thigh lift together. I feel and look like a new person. He has completely changed my confidence in myself! All the hard work to lose the weight culminated in these four procedures, and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my aesthetic needs!"- F. / RealSelf / Jun 09, 2019
"Integrated Aesthetics Was AMAZING! - Dr. Cho and his whole staff (Gina, Kara, Krista, and the whole front desk crew) are amazing! From start to finish, there is nothing to say but WOW. They take care of you and make sure you understand every little detail. You have access to them whenever you have any questions. I went to three plastic surgery facilities, and they were by far the best choice. I even paid a little more (not much) just because I knew that the skill level for this staff was worth it, and I was worth it. I had a breast augmentation and a brachioplasty, and in two weeks, the bottom half (medial thigh lift and tummy tuck) will be done. When you lose 100 lbs. and want to look your best, you save for the inevitable skin removal surgeries. This was a fantastic experience all around!"- F. / RealSelf / Mar 09, 2019
What are the benefits of an arm lift?
It's normal for men to have some loose skin after losing a significant amount of weight. However, sagging skin can make clothing like t-shirts and sleeveless tops look bad and feel uncomfortable. It can even make your weight loss results seem nonexistent. This is why many men are opting for solutions like an arm lift. This surgery is perfect for anyone who feels self-conscious about the appearance of their upper arms. Dr. Cho can provide your arms with more definition and give you a well-toned look.
Am I A Good Candidate for An arm lift?
Brachioplasty is an aesthetic surgery that uses advanced techniques to remove and tighten excess skin. The main cosmetic concern for men who are considering this procedure is loose, hanging skin on their upper arms. If you're tired of hiding your arms and would prefer them to appear healthy and fit again, you may be an ideal candidate for an arm lift. Patients should be in overall good health and should be at or near their goal weight prior to their procedure.
How Is Arm lift surgery Performed?
An arm lift is an outpatient procedure performed using general anesthesia that usually takes about 2 – 3 hours to complete. Dr. Cho will excise the sagging skin starting at the elbow and continuing up to the underarm. He'll place the incision as inconspicuously as possible, but it will most likely leave a visible scar. If liposuction is needed to eliminate stubborn fat, this will be performed as well. Once the skin is pulled taut, we will stitch it together. You'll need to care for the incisions by keeping them sanitized, covered, and wrapped with compression garments.
What Should I Expect After Arm Lift Surgery?
After your surgery, you may experience some soreness, bruising, and swelling but these symptoms are normal and will dissipate in time. You use your arms for many things, so patients should slowly return to their normal routines. Patients should wear compression garments until receiving permission from Dr. Cho to remove them. For at least 4 – 6 weeks, you'll need to avoid all strenuous activity, except for taking short walks. If you observe uncontrolled bleeding, excessive swelling, hematoma (fluid buildup), signs of infection, numbness in the arms or hands, or heavy scarring, please contact Chiseled for assistance.
Arm Lift Frequently Asked Questions
Can I combine an arm lift with other surgeries?
Yes. It's normal for men who want an arm lift to create a custom treatment plan with another surgery. This is often known as an upper-body lift and may include liposuction or abdominoplasty. Arm lift surgery is also frequently performed as a post-weight-loss surgery for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and want full body contouring to complete their transformation. In your initial consultation with Dr. Cho, you can discuss complementary surgeries so that your personal treatment plan fits all your goals.
Will there be scars?
Yes. Since surgical incisions are necessary to remove excess skin from the upper arm(s), scarring is a result of this procedure. However, Dr. Cho will make every effort to ensure that your incisions are small and placed in inconspicuous areas. After your surgery, we'll recommend ointments to assist in scar healing, along with other tips to help minimize scarring. Dr. Cho also suggests that you avoid UV exposure during the first year following surgery to protect the incisions from any additional discoloration. In general, most men believe the overall benefits of an arm lift are worth the minimal scars left by the procedure.
What results can I expect from an arm lift?
Arm lift surgery excises hanging skin and stubborn pockets of fat. You should follow a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise to avoid dramatic weight loss or gain, which may compromise your results. After your lift, as soon as your arms are fully healed and Dr. Cho has authorized it, you can start weight training. This is a good way to improve the shape of your arms by strengthening and toning the muscles.
Are there nonsurgical treatments to improve my arms?
Although there are a lot of nonsurgical skin tightening options, most will only provide mild improvements. To address moderate to severe amounts of loose skin, an arm lift is probably your best choice. Along with removing loose skin, Dr. Cho also uses liposuction to eliminate small pockets of fat in order to achieve a smooth, lean result. If you're interested in nonsurgical procedures, Dr. Cho can tell you about these during your consultation and help you choose which option fits your needs.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 4 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Next Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
GEt Your Strong Arms Back
Don't let droopy skin hold you back from showing off your body with confidence! Through cosmetic arm surgery, Dr. Cho can sculpt your upper body to help you attain the tight contour you desire. If you are at your goal weight and still can't get rid of the flab of skin that hangs off your arms, please contact us and schedule a private consultation with Dr. Cho at Chiseled in Spring, TX near The Woodlands. Look fitter and younger with upper arm lift surgery.