Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) Clarksville, TN
A brachioplasty, or arm lift, is often ideal for our patients who would like to get eliminate loose skin or stubborn fat underneath the arms. This treatment is designed to help you achieve trim, toned arms, encouraging you to regain your confidence and self-image when showing your arms.
*Arm lift results may vary.
What is it?
Brachioplasty, more commonly known as an arm lift, is a procedure that is performed to remove excess, loose skin and fat from the upper arm. The goal is to produce a normally shaped arm that is in proportion to the individual’s body size and shape. In a way, it is very similar in concept to our Lipoabdominoplasty procedure, which begins with liposuction under Tumescent Anesthesia and then removes the excess skin to tighten and re-contour the arm (or tummy).
Is a brachioplasty right for me?
Brachioplasty is generally the right procedure for a patient who will be left with excessive skin that hangs or moves, even after liposuction. If the tissue excess is mostly fat and not loose or stretched-out skin, liposuction alone may be sufficient.
What will Dr. Kaye and I discuss during my consultation?
During your brachioplasty consultation, Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye will discuss your goals with you and visit about treatment options that are available to you to reach those goals. A healthy, informed person with realistic goals is the best candidate for any cosmetic procedure. Our experienced plastic surgeon is happy to answer your questions and we are eager to help you reach your goals.
How long is the procedure?
The procedure is performed at the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center of Tennessee, and is an outpatient treatment in this IMQ-certified facility. The patient is discharged home following the procedure for recovery with a caretaker.
How long will recovery take?
Recovery will consist of sufficient rest and you should wear a compression type garment over the treatment area for the first week or so. After a follow-up visit, the garment will need to be worn for about four weeks. Upper body exercise and strain should be kept to a minimum for at least six weeks, though cardio exercise and normal daily activities can resume after approximately two weeks for most people.