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If you have excess loose and sagging skin on your upper arms after significant weight loss, you may be interested in an arm lift or brachioplasty. Dr. Lukavsky at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery specializes in arm lifts to reshape arms and give them more contour. An arm lift may be the right choice if you feel self-conscious about showing your upper arms or wearing short-sleeved shirts. It can help boost your confidence and complete the transformation of your weight loss journey.

What is an Arm Lift?

Brachioplasty, commonly known as an arm lift, is a surgical procedure designed to reshape and contour the upper arms. It is an effective solution for individuals with excess skin and fatty tissue in the upper arm area, often called "bat wings." This cosmetic surgery aims to tighten and firm the arm's appearance, resulting in a more toned and youthful look. Brachioplasty typically involves the removal of excess skin and, in some cases, liposuction to eliminate unwanted fat deposits.

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Brachioplasty Benefits

The benefits of brachioplasty extend beyond cosmetic enhancement. For example:

  • Brachioplasty can sculpt the upper arms, giving them a more toned and youthful appearance
  • Achieving slimmer, firmer arms can enhance self-esteem and body image
  • Removal of excess skin can alleviate discomfort caused by chafing and skin irritation
  • With more attractive and contoured arms, patients can confidently wear a broader range of clothing styles

Am I A Good Candidate For Arm Lift?

While the best way to determine your candidacy is through a consultation with Dr. Lukavsky, you may be a suitable candidate for brachioplasty if you:

  • Have loose or sagging skin on your upper arms
  • Are at a stable weight and in good general health
  • Are a non-smoker, as smoking can impede the healing process
  • Have realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of the procedure

Brachioplasty Consultation, Procedure, & Recovery

Before the procedure, you'll meet with Dr. Lukavsky at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery. During the consultation, he will assess your eligibility for the surgery, discuss your goals, and develop a personalized treatment plan. He will also explain the procedure in detail, addressing any concerns or questions.

Brachioplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia and involves incision on the upper arm's inner or back. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the underlying tissues are tightened for a more contoured appearance. The incisions are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring.

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Recovery time varies from person to person, but most patients can return to light activities within one week. Complete recovery may take several weeks, during which you'll need to follow post-operative care instructions provided by Dr. Lukavsky. These instructions may include:

  • Wearing a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support the healing process
  • Taking prescribed pain medications to manage discomfort
  • Avoiding strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for several weeks
  • Keeping the incision area clean and dry
  • Following a healthy diet to promote healing
  • Attending follow-up appointments to monitor progress and address any concerns
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Brachioplasty, like any surgical procedure, carries certain inherent risks:

  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Bleeding and hematoma
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Nerve damage
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Asymmetry

It's crucial to remember that most brachioplasty procedures proceed without significant complications. However, understanding and acknowledging these potential risks is an essential part of making an informed decision about undergoing the procedure. Dr. Lukavsky will take every precaution to minimize risks and ensure a safe, successful brachioplasty experience.

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Why Choose Dr. Lukavsky At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery For Brachioplasty?

Dr. Lukavsky at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery is a renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon with a wealth of experience in performing brachioplasty procedures. He has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results in arm lift procedures and prioritizes your safety, comfort, and aesthetic goals throughout your brachioplasty journey.

If you're considering brachioplasty to improve the appearance of your upper arms, Dr. Lukavsky and our Gold Coast Plastic Surgery team are here to guide you through the process, offering expertise, compassion, and a commitment to helping you achieve your desired results. Contact us today to learn more.

Arm lift FAQ

Are There Any Risks Associated with Brachioplasty?

How Long Will the Results of Brachioplasty Last?

Can Brachioplasty be Combined with Other Procedures?

What is the Cost of Brachioplasty?

Are There Any Risks Associated with Brachioplasty?

As with any surgical procedure, there are inherent risks, such as infection, scarring, and possible anesthesia-related complications. Your surgeon will discuss these risks and ensure that you are well-informed before the surgery.

How Long Will the Results of Brachioplasty Last?

The results of brachioplasty are long-lasting, but they can be affected by factors like aging and weight fluctuations. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight can help prolong the results.

Can Brachioplasty be Combined with Other Procedures?

To achieve more comprehensive results, Brachioplasty can be combined with other body contouring procedures, such as liposuction or a tummy tuck. This decision will depend on your specific needs and your surgeon's recommendations.

What is the Cost of Brachioplasty?

The cost of brachioplasty can vary depending on factors like the extent of the procedure, the surgeon's expertise, and geographic location. We’ll discuss the cost during your consultation, including potential financing options.

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