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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

Five Stars are Not enough for Dr. Aflaki. I did revision rhinoplasty and I cannot thank him enough for such an amazing job he has done. The best decision I made. He is simply the best, number one plastic surgeon.

R.K. Google

I had a breast augmentation with Dr. Bautista and I am so happy that I chose him. I came into the office because one breast was larger than the other. Dr. Bautista examined me and told me what he was able to do which was stitch up the larger breast so gravity wouldn't pull it down so hard after surgery. Nearly 3 months later they are sitting evenly and I'm so happy. The nurses were great as well. I had other medical doctors and they ensured I got a doctor's note to approve the surgery as well as making sure they honor my latex allergy. Everyone was so nice and the process was just so welcoming and amazing. Highly recommend!

T.B. Google

The results have been life changing - Dr. Bautista performed my tummy tuck 4 months ago, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The entire process was significantly easier than I expected, from my first consult to my final post-op appointments. Any questions or concerns that I had during the process were addressed promptly, and the results have been life-changing.

G. RealSelf

Dr. Bautista performed my tummy tuck 4 months ago, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The entire process was significantly easier than I expected, from my first consult to my final post-op appointments. Any questions or concerns that I had during the process were addressed promptly, and the results have been life-changing.

G.H. Google

Dr. Bautista was very thorough and understanding during the entire process. From consult to post-op, it was simple and easy. I have fantastic results with easy access to follow-up care.

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How much does arm lift surgery cost?

The cost for arm lift surgery will be based on several things. Before we can determine your costs, we will perform a consultation to understand your concerns and goals. Once this is complete, we will develop your treatment plan and estimate your costs. To make it easier to choose a skilled plastic surgeon and get your best results, Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg accepts many payments. We can also give you information on low-interest medical financing.

Can I combine an arm lift with other surgeries?

It is common for arm lift patients to create a custom treatment plan with another surgery. This is sometimes referred to as an upper body lift and may combine liposuction, a breast lift, or tummy tuck. An arm lift is also frequently performed in an after weight loss surgery for those who have lost a large amount of weight and want contouring throughout their body. During your initial consultation, complementary surgeries can be discussed so your custom surgical plan matches all your needs and goals.

Will there be scars after arm lift surgery?

A surgical arm lift requires incisions to excise loose skin, which means there will be scarring from stitches. However, we will make every effort to place the small incisions in inconspicuous areas. Following your arm lift, ointments that help with healing will be suggested, along with other tips for minimizing scarring. We also recommend you avoid UV exposure for at least one year to protect the scar from becoming discolored. In general, patients consider the benefits of a more toned arm outweigh the appearance of scars.

Get Your Shape Back

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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