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What is the Arm Lift Procedure?

The arm lift procedure, or Brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgery designed to address loose and sagging skin on the upper arms. This common concern, often called "bat wings," can be challenging to improve with diet and exercise alone. Brachioplasty is a safe and effective solution that removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms, resulting in a more toned and youthful appearance.

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Advantages of the Arm Lift Procedure

The primary benefit of an arm lift is the significant improvement in arm contour. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the underlying tissues are tightened, resulting in smoother, firmer, and more toned arms.

Other benefits include the following:

  • The arm lift procedure can be customized to meet each patient's aesthetic goals and concerns. Dr. Koonce will work closely with patients to design a treatment plan that best suits their unique anatomy and desired outcomes.
  • In some cases, excess skin on the upper arms can restrict movement. After an arm lift, patients often notice an improvement in their range of motion, making daily activities more comfortable and enjoyable.
  • An arm lift can be an excellent complement to weight loss efforts. The procedure can help eliminate loose skin and reveal the actual transformation for those who have lost a significant amount of weight.
  • An arm lift can enhance the body's overall proportions by achieving more balanced arm contours, leading to a more harmonious and proportionate appearance.
  • With firmer and more youthful-looking arms, patients often experience a boost in self-confidence. They can feel more comfortable wearing sleeveless or form-fitting clothing without worrying about the appearance of their arms.
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Arm Lift Procedure Details

During the procedure, Dr. Koonce makes incisions along the inner or back side of the arms, carefully placing them in discreet locations to minimize visible scarring. The extent and pattern of incisions will depend on the amount of excess skin to be removed and the patient's unique anatomy. Dr. Koonce then removes the excess skin and fat, and the underlying tissues are tightened and reshaped to create a more toned and contoured appearance.

Liposuction may also be used in conjunction to refine arm contours further. Finally, the incisions are meticulously closed with sutures, and in some cases, surgical drains may be placed to prevent fluid buildup during the initial recovery period.

Who is the Right Candidate for an Arm Lift?

Ideal candidates for an arm lift procedure typically have noticeable excess skin on their upper arms. This excess skin may result from aging, significant weight loss, or genetic factors. Candidates should be in good overall health and free from any uncontrolled medical conditions that could pose risks during surgery or recovery.

Here are some other candidacy factors to consider:

  • Candidates for an arm lift should be stable or close to their target weight. Significant weight fluctuations after the procedure can affect the long-term results.
  • Smoking can impair the body's ability to heal correctly and increase the risk of complications during and after surgery. Candidates should be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking for a specified period before and after the procedure.
  • Candidates should be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, to maximize the longevity of the arm lift results.
  • It is generally recommended for women to undergo an arm lift after having children, as future pregnancies can impact the results.
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Navigating Arm Lift Recovery

In the initial days after the surgery, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around the arms, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication. During this time, it is crucial to wear compression garments to minimize swelling and support the healing tissues.

Patients should avoid lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous activities for several weeks to allow the arms to heal correctly. Most individuals can resume light daily activities within the first week but should follow Dr. Koonce’s instructions diligently to avoid complications. Regular follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor progress and ensure the recovery is on track.

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Why Choose Dr. Koonce and Her Expert Team?

With years of experience and a genuine dedication to patient care, Dr. Koonce has earned a stellar reputation among her clients. Her state-of-the-art office exudes warmth and comfort, and patients are made to feel at ease from the moment they step through the doors. Dr. Koonce's exceptional team works closely with each patient, providing personalized attention and unwavering support throughout their surgical journey.

Her meticulous approach and focus on natural-looking results empower countless individuals to regain confidence in their arm contours and embrace a more youthful and sculpted appearance. Contact Écosse Plastic Surgery today to learn more!

Arm Lift FAQ

Will there be visible scarring after the procedure?

Will I have restrictions on arm movement after the procedure?

When can I return to work or exercise after an arm lift?

How long do the results of an arm lift last?

Are there any risks associated with an arm lift?

Can I combine an arm lift with other procedures?

Will there be visible scarring after the procedure?

Dr. Koonce uses advanced techniques to minimize scarring, placing incisions in inconspicuous locations. While some scarring is inevitable, it typically fades over time and becomes less noticeable.

Will I have restrictions on arm movement after the procedure?

While some temporary restrictions on arm movement are expected during the early recovery period, patients are usually encouraged to resume light daily activities within the first week.

When can I return to work or exercise after an arm lift?

Most individuals can return to work within one to two weeks, depending on the extent of the procedure and the nature of their occupation. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks to ensure proper healing.

How long do the results of an arm lift last?

With a healthy lifestyle and weight maintenance, the results of an arm lift can be long-lasting. However, the natural aging process and lifestyle factors can influence the longevity of the outcomes.

Are there any risks associated with an arm lift?

Like any surgical procedure, an arm lift carries some risks, including infection, scarring, and anesthesia-related complications. However, the chances are minimized when performed by a qualified and experienced double board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Koonce.

Can I combine an arm lift with other procedures?

Yes, an arm lift can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction or a body lift, to achieve more comprehensive body contouring results. Dr. Koonce can discuss suitable options during the consultation.

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