About Arm Lift Surgery
One of the most frustrating things about losing weight or getting older is dealing with loose skin. At our plastic surgery office, we offer arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, as a surgical intervention for patients who cannot seem to tighten and tone this area of the arm with diet and exercise. Lax skin from the elbow to the upper arm is very common, especially for men and women who have lost weight or are advancing in age. Dr. Edward Lee, Houston, TX plastic 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.
Arm Lift Ideal Candidates
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. Of course, you also need to be in good health so that the surgery will heal well. All your questions and concerns will be answered in a consultation with our plastic surgeon.
Some of the key indicators for an arm lift patient are loose, hanging skin on the upper arms, and lost elasticity of the skin. Also keep in mind, the best candidate for an arm lift is at their ideal, goal weight.
"Dr. Lee is very personable! He is always very thoughtful and kind. If you are looking to get a procedure done, he will be able to kindly guide you through the process. Very seldom do you meet a doctor who is as considerate and relational as Dr. Lee!"- J.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2017
"I just happen to run across Dr. Lee on the internet searching for a Dr. to do a breast augmentation and possible tummy tuck. Had never even considered having this before and was very nervous. Went to one other consultation with another Dr. in the Houston area and found out he was actually only a dermatologist and wasn’t board certified in plastic surgery. I decided to get another quote and I am so glad that I did. Even though I lost $500 dollars that I had put down with t...he first Dr.. i let Dr. Lee know what it was that I was looking for and he let me know right away what I needed. He could have charged me more and even could have said that I needed more than what I did but he did not. He did not have to do a lift on me for my breast and he did not have to do lipo in me either and in both cases he could have told me I needed this and I would not have known the difference - but he didn’t. I was impressed with the fact that he has been doing this for only 7 years would be up to date on the procedures and possible new ways of doing these procedures rather than a dr that had been doing this for 20 plus years. Dr. Lee was worried due to the fact that I was a smoker. He almost seemed as if he may not even be interested in doing my surgery due to this fact. That was even impressive. He could have cared less and just seen dollar signs but he didn’t. I let him know I was super serious about this and would stop immediately if he would get me right in to do surgery so that I wouldn’t change my mind like I had in the past due to other obligations. He told me I would have to wait 6 weeks and the. He could do the surgery if I stopped smoking then. I promised. He kept his part of the bargain and so did I. I am proud to say that I have now had surgery almost 2 weeks ago and still haven’t smoked. Won’t go back. Thanks to Dr. Lee and Mrs. Eva I won’t go back to smoking. My surgery went flawlessly and the results are amazing. The Dr. knew exactly what I needed and did a perfect job. He eased all of my fears and it went way better than what I expected. Would recommend Dr. Lee to anyone wanting to enhance their looks. They offer a lot of different services and I would let them do any of them on me if I needed. Now Mrs Eva if the Drs right hand in my opinion. She was amazing and could have ignored me because god knows I ask her every question under the sun regarding my procedures and she handled me with nothing but respect. When she didn’t have too. I love her to pieces and she makes you feel so comfortable during the entire process."- M.S. / Facebook / Mar 22, 2020
"10 days post “mommy makeover” and have to write a review because of how smooth the process was and how wonderful Dr. Lee is. Great bedside manner and superb skill level. You can tell he takes pride in his work and strives to get his patients the best possible outcome. Recovery process has been smooth thankfully. I was back to work 1 week post surgery. Also, Dr. Lee really listens to your concerns and works with you as a team. He even called me over Christmas to review a post op concern I had emailed him about. Eva in the office is also wonderful. Highest recommendations!"- D. / Google / Dec 28, 2019
"Very welcoming place."- J.S. / Google / Sep 04, 2019
"Dr.Lee is highly skilled and takes very good care of his patients during and post operation. I highly recommend Dr. Lee!"- C.K. / Google / Nov 04, 2019
Plan Your Procedure
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Arm Lift Surgical Technique
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 with Arm Lift
Your recovery period should be 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.