Arm Lift Surgery
For many men and women, the arms can be one of the most difficult parts of the body to tone. When people are unhappy with the appearance of their arms, something as simple as wearing a sleeveless shirt or a dress can prove difficult. Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure which eliminates excess skin and fat from the arms, creating a sculpted and toned look. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Francis Johns is proud to offer this treatment to his Pittsburgh / Greensburg plastic surgery patients. Read below to learn more about arm lift surgery and schedule a consultation at Artisan Plastic Surgery by calling 877-245-6467.
Arm Lift Candidates
Arm lift surgery is appropriate for patients who are 18 or older who wish to achieve tight and slim upper arms. The procedure is especially popular among individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight and want to eliminate excess, sagging skin. Patients who are considering arm lift surgery should be in good health and should not smoke, as smoking can increase the risk of surgical complications. It is also important that patients have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure. Proper diet and exercise is necessary in order to maintain the results of brachioplasty. During a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Johns will evaluate the patient’s candidacy for the procedure, discuss treatment options, and answer any questions or concerns.
Benefits of Arm Lift Surgery
Arm lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that has a number of aesthetic and psychological benefits, including:
- Removes excess fat from the upper arms
- Eliminates sagging skin
- Increases clothing options
- Enhances self-confidence
The Arm Lift Procedure
Arm lift surgery is performed at Dr. Johns’ state-of-the-art surgical unit in Greensburg, PA. The length of the procedure will vary from patient to patient based on the extent of the changes being made, although most arm lift procedures last about two hours. During the procedure, Dr. Johns makes an incision along the back of the arm, from the underarm to the elbow. Through this incision he trims away excess skin and tissue. In some cases, Dr. Johns may also use a liposuction technique to accomplished pleasing final results. The remaining skin is then gently pulled taut before the procedure is complete.
Recovering from Arm Lift Surgery
Patients who undergo arm lift surgery experience swelling, discomfort and bruising in the days after the procedure. Dr. Johns will prescribe medication to alleviate these symptoms, and patients are encouraged to keep the arms elevated to reduce swelling and increase comfort. A compression garment will be worn for several days after treatment to promote optimal results. Most patients are able to return to work within two weeks of the procedure. It is important that patients avoid any strenuous lifting for at least six weeks after surgery. Dr. Johns and his staff are dedicated to providing attentive, professional care and are available around the clock to address any questions or concerns that may arise during the recovery period.
Schedule a Consultation Today
For patients who are embarrassed by excess skin or fat on their upper arms, arm lift surgery can greatly enhance their appearance and self-esteem. Using the most advanced surgical techniques Dr. Francis Johns is able to produce beautiful, natural-looking results for his body contouring patients. To learn more about brachioplasty or to schedule a consultation, contact Artisan Plastic Surgery today at 877-245-6467. Dr. Johns will explain all of your procedure options, including arm lift surgery, liposuction, tummy tuck and breast augmentation.