An arm lift surgery removes excess skin and fat from the upper arm. Extra skin and stubborn fat on the upper arm can be caused by many factors, including aging, genetics, and dramatic weight loss. After significant weight loss, your skin may not retract. If you have lost significant weight, you may still be unhappy with your appearance due to excess skin.
San Antonio board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Delio Ortegon and Dr. Michael Baumholtz, perform arm lifts to correct the excess skin that you have on the upper arm.
Choosing an Arm Lift Surgery: Who’s a Good Fit?
An arm lift in San Antonio is usually performed when there is significant excess skin on the upper arms. If you have lost weight, and are stable at your new weight, you can choose to have an arm lift. If you have lost weight but choose clothing designed to hide your arms, an arm lift procedure may be right for you.
The arm lift improves the appearance of the upper arm by:
- Tightening the skin of the upper arm
- Removing excess skin from the upper arm,
- Removing fat from the upper arm.
If you have excess fat in your upper arm but not excess skin, you may wish to consider liposuction procedure to remove excess fat. If fat is being removed during a brachioplasty, it will be removed with liposuction.
Your Arm Lift Procedure in San Antonio
Your arm lift procedure can be performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Ortegon and Dr. Baumholtz makes an incision along your upper arm. He will pull the skin of the arm taut and trim away any excess. To remove fat, the doctor will use liposuction. Once excess skin and fat are removed, he will close the incisions.
Results and Recovery Arm Lift Procedure
Following your arm lift procedure, you will need to rest and recover. You will need to care for your incisions and wear special compression garments. You will also have medication to manage pain, and a follow up appointment to have your stitches removed. Dr. Ortegon and Dr. Baumholtz will tell you what to expect during recovery, including when you should return to exercise and work after your procedure.
The results of your arm lift include are long lasting. You will have a scar along your upper arm after your arm lift. Many patients prefer this scar over excess skin and it should fade significantly over time. Service areas include: San Antonio, College Station, Houston, Austin, Schertz, Corpus Christi, Plano, Dallas, Laredo, New Braunfels, Boerne, Eagle Pass, McAllen, Grapevine & San Angelo Texas.
If you live in San Antonio or Austin and would like to learn more about arm lift surgery, we invite you to call our office today to schedule a consultation. Call 210-614-4320 or use the contact form to send an email to our San Antonio office. Our plastic surgery office is located at 11130 CHRISTUS HILLS SUITE 108 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78251.