An arm lift (brachioplasty) removes loose skin from the upper arm area. Excess skin or “bat wings” can appear after a significant weight loss or due to aging and sun exposure. Frisco, Plano, & Allen TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Najera, performs arm lift surgery to remove unwanted, hanging skin from the upper arms and re-contours the remaining skin to reveal tighter, younger looking upper arms. If fat deposits also exist in the upper arm area, liposuction can be combined with the arm lift for the best results. Patients should be at a stable, healthy weight before and after the procedure for a lasting effect.
Arm Lift Reviews
"Arm Lift & Tummy Tuck Following Following 150# Weight Loss - Frisco, TX - I am scheduled for Abdominplasty w/ standard liposuction and bilateral Brachioplasty (arm lift). After losing over 150 pounds over the last 7 years following lap band surgery I am in desperate need of the skin removal surgery. I scheduled this surgery six months ago to align with my slow period at work and plan to take off almost two weeks following surgery. I will update following my pre-operational appointment and surgery."- M. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2015
"Anytime I had a question Amber was there with a answer without judgment. She's great her job and professional!"- MM / Office Visit / Jan 07, 2016
"Tummy Tuck & Arm Lift. Frisco, TX - I selected Dr. Najera for the procedure and he did an amazing job. I am so happy with the results and both he and his office staff were wonderful throughout the entire process."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 03, 2016
Excess skin on the upper arm can affect men and women for various reasons. It is usually caused by a large amount of weight loss, and even though the pounds are gone, the skin is not able to shrink to a smaller size. Natural aging and gravity can also loosen skin tone over time. Patients who are at or near their healthy, stable weight will get the best results from an arm lift. The arm lift will remove unwanted skin and re-shape the arm for a toned appearance that look great in fitted and sleeveless shirts. Dr. Najera will discuss what results each individual can expect during the initial consultation.
What to Expect
An arm lift is usually performed as an outpatient surgery in 1-2 hours under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The length of the incision will vary based on the amount of excess skin to be removed. Dr. Najera will trim away any existing loose skin, remove unwanted pockets of fat, and once the desired contour has been achieved, he will carefully suture the remaining skin back together. Dr. Najera takes great care to make the incision in the least visible part of the arm, but a scar will be left by the surgery. The scar will fade over time if the patient follows proper care instructions, including minimal sun exposure.
After the arm lift procedure, most patients will be able to leave the same day. Patients should expect temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain for 1-2 weeks after the surgery. To promote circulation and healing, arms should be kept elevated as much as possible. The hands and arms will be weak at first, but strength should return and allow careful use after 1-2 weeks. Weight training and exercise can be done 4-6 weeks after surgery. Patients can expect to see final results after 3 months. Results will be permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained.
An arm lift usually costs from $5,000 to $6,500. If an arm lift is combined with another procedure, like liposuction, the cost will increase.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,500 - $10,500
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get Toned Arms Today!
Weight loss is an incredible achievement and while the results can be life-changing, sometimes, additional work is needed to get the aesthetic improvement you want. If your arms have loose and hanging skin and you are ready to create a more toned look, we invite you to call our Frisco, TX plastic surgery office and make an appointment today.