Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) Dallas
After weight loss or as part of the aging process, it is common for the skin along the underside of the upper arm to become loose and flabby, taking on the appearance of a “bat wing”. Arm Lift procedure removes the excess skin and fat, resulting in a toned, firmer, and more youthful looking upper arm.
Am I a Candidate for an Arm Lift?
You may be a candidate for an Arm Lift if:
- You are in good overall health
- You have extra skin along the underside of your upper arms.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. In the most extreme form of arm lift, an incision is made from the arm pit to the elbow, along the inner aspect of the arm. In less invasive forms (mini arm lift or mini-brachioplasty) of the procedure, the incision is limited to the arm pit and upper arm. The procedure is often combined with liposuction. A significant amount of skin is removed and the incisions are closed with absorbable sutures, which are buried below the skin’s surface.
Generally, it will take one to two weeks to regain normal function of your arms and hands. Patients will require strong pain medication during much of that time and usually need to take one to two weeks off from work. If combined with extensive liposuction, patient’s are asked to wear a compression garment postoperatively.
Dr. Jejurikar will consult with you prior to your surgery so that he understands your goals and expectations and can determine an appropriate treatment plan. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jejurikar, or for more information about our services, please contact our office directly at 214.827.2814.