Brachioplasty Miami, also known as arm lift surgery, can help eliminate excess skin and fatty tissue from the upper arms. This procedure is commonly performed on patients following massive weight loss surgery. To determine whether brachioplasty Miami is the right procedure for you, please call us, and we’ll go over the details of your arm lift with you. This article will cover the most important aspects of brachioplasty Miami so you can make an informed decision.
Who is a good candidate for arm reduction surgery?
The best candidates for an arm lift are men or women who have lost elasticity and wish to get rid of excess skin that hangs from the upper arms. This is often caused by weight loss, which leaves the remaining skin with poor elasticity. Other factors such as genes and age may also contribute to skin inelasticity. Patients are encouraged to have a relatively stable weight before undergoing brachioplasty Miami.
Good candidates should also realize that arm lift is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. They should be healthy, non-smokers, and have realistic goals or expectations.
Brachioplasty Miami options
- Standard Brachioplasty – This procedure helps remove excess fat and skin, leaving the upper arms with a more youthful contour. The incision extends from the armpits to the elbow, and in some instances, liposuction may be recommended.
- Extended Brachioplasty – The extended arm lift is an excellent choice for older patients with excess skin particularly in the thoracic area. The technique is similar to the standard arm lift, but the incision extends along the arm down to the body so that fatty tissue and loose skin under the arm can be addressed as well. While the scars for this procedure can be long, most patients don’t mind the scars after seeing significant improvement.
- Mini Brachioplasty – Also called “hidden arm lift, the mini arm lift involves an incision similar to the full arm lift but smaller. This procedure is ideal for patients who have a minimal amount of sagging.
Recovery may vary from patient to patient. You should expect to take some time off from work as advised by your surgeon. Most patients take 1-2 weeks to recover fully. During recovery, compression garments or wraps should be worn for a few weeks to help with swelling. Specific instructions about how to treat the wound and drains and medications are given prior to surgery. Most patients feel they can walk around within a day or two, but all-strenuous activity should be avoided for about a month.
How much does a brachioplasty cost?
The cost is based on the extent of surgery, and whether the arm lift was combined with another cosmetic treatment. An arm lift can cost $5,000 to $6,000. Keep in mind, other expenses such as anesthesia and operating room fees may or may not be included in the total cost. At Unique Aesthetic Center we have several financing plans available, which we will discuss in more details during your initial consultation.
Your arm lift consultation
Your first consultation is key to the outcome of your surgery. The condition of your arms will be analyzed, and you can ask any questions you may have regarding what to expect from brachioplasty. Your Unique Aesthetic Center surgeon will go over a few details, including surgery steps, benefits, and the recovery process. You also get to view “before and after” pictures.
Brachioplasty procedure key Faqs
How can I prepare for arm lift surgery?
There are some specific indications you must follow so that surgery and recovery go well without complications. Smokers are advised to quit smoking for at least two weeks prior to surgery. Patients can’t consume alcohol, must stop using drugs, and cannot take aspirin or other blood thinners. In other words, your physical and psychological conditions must be optimal before surgery.
How long is brachioplasty?
An arm lift generally takes one to two hours to be completed.
Can you combine arm lift surgery with laser liposuction?
These two procedures are often combined for a more promising outcome. There are less healing time and fewer bruises and inflammations when the two are combined.
Are there any risks?
Side effects and complications are very rare, but as with any other operation, there are some possible risks such as infection, bleeding, hematoma, and changes in skin sensation. Patients are advised to minimize sun exposure by using sunscreen to help prevent discoloration and irregular scaring.
What kind of results can I expect?
The final results usually take four to six months until the scars have fully matured. The scar is permanent, but it should be hardly noticeable as it will gradually fade or flatten over time. Once the skin has fully healed, you will enjoy the tighter, well-toned, and young-looking arms you had expected.