About Arm Lift Surgery
If you have lax skin hanging on your upper arm (elbow to underarm), we have a surgical intervention to tighten and tone this area resistant to diet and exercise. Arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, at Dr. A Jay Burns Cosmetic Surgery will change the appearance of your arms when you are dealing with frustrating loose skin (from losing weight or maturing skin). Sometimes referred to as "bat wings," the pendulous skin of the upper arm is very common in men and women who have lost a significant amount or weight, have a genetic predisposition for loose skin, or gravity has taken its toll throughout the years. Dr. Burns, Dallas, TX board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, is very experienced in skin tightening and fat removal procedures, and offers private consultations for arm lifts. If you would like to learn more about how an arm lift can change the appearance of your arms, please call and schedule a consultation today.
An arm lift is a cosmetic surgery using innovative techniques to slim the arm, and take years off the skin's lax appearance. If you are self-conscious about your flabby arms, and want them to look healthy and fit again, you are a good candidate for this procedure. You should be in good overall health so that the skin will heal well. Some of the key indicators for an arm lift patient are loose, hanging skin on the upper arms, and lost elasticity of the skin. It is also important that you be at your ideal goal weight prior to surgery.
"My husband and I have met with several pediatric plastic surgeons over the course of the past two years. Dr. Burns is by far the best of the group. Our son is still a few years out from having his surgery, however, I wanted to express how much I love Dr. Burns! He has been so extremely caring and has answered all my questions and made me feel like he truly cares about our little man. I never felt rushed when meeting with him and he made it very clear that if we felt we needed to see him again before our next yearly appointment, his door was always open. The other surgeons we met with may be great surgeons as well, but, Dr. Burn made me feel like my son was his only patient. His demeanor and caring personality make him the best fit for our family. I know our son will be in good hands when the time comes for surgery."- F.S. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"Would absolutely recommend my Dr to anyone !!! He's been awesome through all of my surgeries ???also a BIG Shout out to his nurse Tara Seale for putting up with me???!! Freakin' amazing!!!!! A++++++++++++++++++++++"- C.A. / Facebook / Jun 15, 2017
"He is the BEST! My son needed 3 reconstructive surgeries before the age of 1. Dr Burns and his staff was AMAZING!!!"- T.A. / Google / May 22, 2017
"Dr Burns is a truly gifted surgeon. He has an artistic eye for natural looking results. Never over done. Just a beautiful and refreshed looking "you". I had an eyebrow lift along with an upper blephoraplasty. I was amazed at my results. He is very honest and straight forward with you. But never pushy. I will be back to Dr Burns in the future for a lower facelift"- K.N. / Healthgrades / Apr 02, 2017
"completely satisfied. he is very approachable and easy to talk to. believes in telling his patient what is realistic. have total confidence in his ability as a surgeon."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 02, 2017
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
Most likely, your arm lift surgery will take place in an out-patient setting, unless multiple plastic surgeries are being performed at the same time. An arm lift can be combined with other procedures (usually performed in an in-patient setting for monitoring), such as tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, and thigh lifts, if it deemed appropriate. An arm lift is performed under a general anesthesia, and may take several hours to complete. The excessive skin will be excised from the elbow all the way up to the underarm. The incision will be made as inconspicuous as possible, but will most likely leave a visible scar. If liposuction is needed to remove stubborn fatty deposits, this will be performed as well. Once the skin is tightened, it will be sutured back into place. You will need to keep the incisions clean, bandaged, and wrapped with compression garments.
What to Expect
Your recovery period should last about 2 weeks, with lots of arm elevation, rest, and allowing yourself time to heal. You use your arms for everything, and many of our brachioplasty patients ease their way back into their normal routines. A suture removal appointment will be set for approximately 10 days after surgery. Compression garments should be worn until you are released from this treatment. For at least a month (4 – 5 weeks), all exercise should be avoided, with the exception of taking short walks. If you experience excessive swelling, bleeding, hematoma (fluid build-up), infection, loss of feeling in the arms or hands, or heavy scarring please call our office for assistance.
Get Back Your Shape
Whatever you call your "bat wings" or the droopy skin on your arms, we call it an opportunity to change your life with plastic surgery. If you are at your goal weight, and still cannot lose the flab and skin that hangs from your upper arms, please call and schedule a private consultation. Look younger and fitter with brachioplasty.