Say Goodbye to Arm Flab with an Arm Lift

You may have wondered, "Why can't liposuction resolve the issue of excess skin hanging from my underarms?" Liposuction can only remove fat; it won't address the excess and lax skin that hangs from your arms when raised. However, an arm lift may be the answer to your question!

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Many men and women struggle with flabby or sagging skin on the upper arms, a problem that can be exacerbated by age or significant weight loss. And while diet and exercise can help improve body contours, they cannot reshape sagging skin.

An arm lift reshapes drooping, sagging skin, and fat deposits underneath the arm--from the underarm to the elbow. An upper arm lift may also be combined with Liposuction to create a sculpted upper arm that compliments the rest of your figure. 

Am I a Good Candidate For an Arm Lift?

Ideal candidates include the following individuals who would like to achieve more toned, firm, slim upper arms:

  • Have lost weight and has sagging skin and a significant amount of residual fat under the arms.
  • Underarm skin has lost its elasticity due to age or heredity.
  • Are In good health with relatively stable weight.
  • Do not smoke (or can stop smoking for 2-3 months).
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Choose Dr. Meade For Your Arm Lift

Dr. Ricardo Meade is a well-seasoned, board-certified plastic surgeon with locations in Dallas and Plano, TX, serving the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Over his professional career, he has successfully helped thousands of men and women with surgical and non-surgical procedures, earning hundreds of 5-star reviews from delighted patients.

Contact our compassionate and professional team when you're ready to resolve aesthetic issues with your arms! To learn how we can help you, call us today at 214.823.1691.

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Your Initial Consultation

Your initial consultation with Dr. Meade will allow you to express your desires and goals for your body and appearance. Dr. Meade will attentively listen and, in turn, may offer surgical and non-surgical procedures and modalities that could help you achieve your objectives, some of which you may not have heard of. 

Once you and Dr. Meade have decided and agreed upon a path forward, you'll be provided with a clear and comprehensive cost estimation and the next steps in the process.

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Preparing for Arm Lift Surgery

Your preparation for an arm lift procedure is as crucial as your aftercare. As such, Dr. Meade may ask the following of you:

  • To undergo other medical evaluations and laboratory tests.
  • Adjust or cease your medications or dietary supplements.
  • To stop smoking and the consumption of alcohol and drugs.
  • Make sure you're well-hydrated, especially in the days before your procedure. 
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What to Expect During The Arm Lift Procedure

Arm lift surgery requires general anesthesia, so you'll be asleep for the entire procedure. Usually, the surgery will last from 3 to 4 hours. Most arm lifts are performed as an outpatient procedure.

Once you're fully under the effects of the anesthesia, an incision will be made in the armpit area. Your excess skin and fat are surgically opened. At this point, liposuction is often employed to thin and lighten the bulk of the arm. Once the excess skin has been trimmed away, the incision will be carefully and cleanly closed. After the procedure has healed, a clean scar will be left in the armpit and placed to be well hidden.

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Recovery and Results

Immediately following surgery, you'll have bandages on the incisions, and your arms will be wrapped in a compression garment or elastic bandage to minimize swelling. Small thin tubes may be placed under the skin on each arm to drain excess blood or fluid during the recovery period.

Recovery from an arm lift usually takes between 1 and 2 weeks. Most patients experience moderate pain the first few days after their arm lift, which can be managed with prescription or over-the-counter medication. Following Dr. Meade's recommendations, getting plenty of rest, staying hydrated, and avoiding strenuous activities—including lifting your arms overhead-is crucial. 

Regarding results, you should feel better about your arms and how they are more svelte and toned!

Book your initial consultation online or by simply calling our team. We're compassionate, professional, and happy to help you realize your aesthetic dreams!

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