Arm Lift in Fredericksburg, VA

What Is An Arm Lift?

A frustrating side effect of losing weight or getting older is loose skin. At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, we offer upper arm lift surgery (also called brachioplasty) as an intervention for people who cannot seem to tighten and tone their arms with diet and exercise. Excess skin from the elbow to the shoulder is a prevalent issue, especially for men and women who have lost weight or are advancing in age. An upper arm lift excises this loose, hanging skin, often called "bat wings." Plastic surgeons Dr. Howard Heppe, Dr. Harold Bautista, and Dr. Pejman Aflaki in Fredericksburg, VA are skilled in skin tightening and fat removal techniques. If you want to learn more about how an arm lift can change the contour of your upper arms, please call and schedule an appointment at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.

How Is An Arm Lift Performed?

An arm lift can be done with other surgeries, including tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and thigh lifts — as long as your surgeon decides it is appropriate. Arm lift surgery is usually performed with the patient under anesthesia and can require several hours to finish and a scar will be discreetly placed. The sagging skin will be excised, starting at the elbow up to the underarm. The incision will be made to be as hidden as possible, but it will become a visible scar. In cases where liposuction is required to remove stubborn fat, this can also be completed. Once the skin is pulled taut, it will be sutured in place. You will have to care for the incisions by keeping them clean, bandaged, and supported with compression garments.

What Are the Benefits of An Arm Lift?

At Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg, patients who choose arm lifts enjoy a variety of notable improvements after their surgery:

  • Good for problem areas that may be resistant to physical activity or healthy eating
  • Reduced rubbing, rawness, and discomfort between the chest and underarms
  • Boosted self-image and satisfaction when buying clothes
  • Addresses hanging skin caused by significant weight loss or getting older

Saw Dr. Bautista for breast augmentation and extremely pleased with my experience. He was patient with my questions and educated me on realistic results. I’m overwhelmingly happy with the outcome and without hesitation recommend him!

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I had such a great experience here. Everyone in the office is so helpful and professional. I’ve had 5 large babies and had quite the muffin top situation going on. I can’t believe the difference the tummy tuck made. I’ve heard of other people traveling far away to get procedures done, but I’m super grateful we have such a high caliber plastic surgery office here in Fredericksburg!

K.B. Google

I had a breast augmentation done in May and I could not be happier. Dr Heppe and his staff were very professional, helpful and supportive in making sure that what I wanted is what I got. I’ve waited my entire adult life for this surgery and would do it again with this team in a second. A+ all the way around!

K.L. Google

I recently underwent a transformative journey with Dr. Aflaki, a highly skilled plastic surgeon, on March 15th. I opted for a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, and I must say that my experience exceeded all expectations. From start to finish, Dr. Aflaki’s commitment to precision and the compassionate care provided by his team made my surgical experience truly remarkable. Dr. Aflaki’s attention to detail was evident from the moment we began discussing the procedure. He took the time to understand my aesthetic goals and concerns, ensuring that I felt comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. His expertise in the field of plastic surgery was apparent, and he skillfully guided me towards the best approach for achieving my desired results. On the day of the surgery, Dr. Aflaki’s expertise shone through as he performed the tummy tuck and breast augmentation with incredible precision. His surgical skills combined with his meticulous attention to detail resulted in outcomes that surpassed my expectations. Specifically since he had to correct errors made in my breast augmentation years 15 years ago. His ability to adapt to the unexpected was outstanding. The results were natural and beautifully enhanced my figure, leaving me feeling confident and delighted with the transformation. I must also commend Dr. Aflaki’s team of nurses who were kind, attentive, and exceptionally supportive during my recovery period. They ensured that I received the utmost care and comfort, promptly addressing any concerns or questions that arose. Their empathy and dedication made a significant difference in my recovery journey, and I am incredibly grateful for their presence. Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Aflaki as a plastic surgeon. His attention to detail, expertise, and genuine care for his patients set him apart. As you can see on his great collection of before and after pictures on instagram. My tummy tuck and breast augmentation experience was truly exceptional, and I am thrilled with the results. If you are seeking a highly skilled surgeon who prioritizes patient satisfaction and surrounds themselves with a compassionate team, Dr. Aflaki is undoubtedly an excellent choice.

J.E. Google

The whole staff was amazing. I had a breast lift with augmentation and I love the results. I am no longer embarrassed about my chest. I also had filler under my eyes and everyone at work has commented on how rested I look. My only regret is I wish I would have done this procedure years ago.

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Whatever you call your "bat wings" or droopy skin on your arms, Drs. Heppe, Bautista, and Aflaki call it a way to improve your appearance with plastic surgery. This advanced surgery provides not only physical advantages but emotional benefits as well. If you are at your goal weight and still can't lose the flab and skin hanging from your upper arms, please contact us to plan a consultation at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, VA. Look fitter and younger with an arm lift.

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