Arm Lift Conveniently located to serve Kirkland and Bellevue
A brachioplasty or arm lift in Kirland is also usually combined with liposuction for excess skin and fat of the upper arm (this is sometimes referred to as a “bat wing deformity”). This is sometimes caused by large weight loss or some of us are just genetically predisposed to it (“thanks, mom!”). Find out more about brachioplasty with this Arm Lift link. Dr. Remington likes to do a brachioplasty that hides the incisional scar in the armpit (axillary brachioplasty) if possible, but in some patients it is necessary to remove excess skin from the circumference of the upper arm with an incision in the inner aspect of the arm, that hides the scar against the body with the arms at the side. Ace wraps or a compression stocking is helpful to wear for about two weeks and recovery is also about that length of time. An arm lift can improve the hanging skin of the upper arm that cannot be reduced in any other way.
What Is an Arm Lift?
An arm lift improves the contours of the arm to eliminate sagging skin and excess fat. Several factors can contribute to sagging skin, including genetics, aging, and significant weight loss. Liposuction can also be combined with tissue excision to remove pockets of adipose tissue, excess skin, and/or glandular tissue. This body contouring procedure may be performed alongside other treatments.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You are an ideal candidate for brachioplasty if you are in good overall health, with no existing cardiovascular conditions that could impede healing. If you have “bat wings,” or excessive sagging skin and fat under your upper arms, you may be recommended for an arm lift. If you have been losing weight, it is best to be at a stable weight for a few months prior to your surgery.
Your Arm Lift Consultation
To confirm your eligibility for an arm lift surgery, your consultation will involve a physical examination of your arms. Your medical history will be reviewed to assess your overall health, as well as underlying conditions, current medications, and past surgeries. Discuss your cosmetic goals and expectations so a tailored treatment plan can be developed addressing your concerns.
What Is an Arm Lift Surgery Like?
General anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. An incision will be made from the armpits to the elbows. Excess skin will be removed through scalpel excision. Excess fat may be removed through liposuction.
The incision will be stitched closed once the desired outcome is achieved. The whole process can take up to three hours.
The Arm Lift Recovery Period
Expect some downtime of up to a few weeks after your brachioplasty procedure. Swelling, pain, and bruising may occur and should disappear within the next few days. Pain medications may be prescribed to ease discomfort during recovery. Compression sleeves/garments are recommended to minimize swelling.
Tightness, tingling, and numbness may be experienced. Avoid holding your arms up above your shoulders for the next four weeks to ensure the incisions are fully healed. Shower 24 to 36 hours after the procedure.
How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost?
The cost of your arm lift surgery will depend on the techniques used and complexity of the procedure. Anesthetics and surgical fees will be included in the overall price of your surgery.
Contact Us to Learn More
Enhance the quality of your life and improve the appearance of your arms with an arm lift in Kirkland. Contact Remington Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.