Arm Lift in Houston TX
When to Consider Arm Lift
Are you bothered and frustrated by the appearance of your “bat wings” in the arms? This extra skin seems to be resistant to any amount of exercise or weight loss that you do. Then arm lift or Brachioplasty is the procedure for you to eliminate this unwanted skin, alleviate any symptoms associated with it and give you contoured, more attractive arms.
Both men and women may desire an arm lift for various reasons, but most commonly as a result of weight loss and aging. With weight, loose skin does not always shrink back, especially if the lost weight happened fairly quickly and significant weight. You may try to hide this extra skin by wearing loose long sleeve clothing while still experiencing chafing symptoms that may be limiting your physical activity. Also, as you age, the skin loses elasticity and becomes loose and wrinkled. If these sound familiar, Brachioplasty may be the solution you are looking for to show off your new slimmer body and to get back into your normal routine.
What to Expect During Arm Lift Consultation?
Your consultation will involve a discussion with Dr. Bachilo of your expectations regarding this procedure. Although Brachioplasty can be a life-changing procedure, one needs to have realistic expectations and understand all of the tradeoffs and risks. Dr. Bachilo will explain these to you in detail during your consultation. You should also prepare a list of questions you would like answered regarding the procedure. Dr. Bachilo will review your medical history and examine your arms. She will then be able to make the best recommendations for your specific needs.
Before this elective procedure, you will be asked to stop smoking and be given a list of medications to avoid. You will receive other instructions on how to get best ready for your operation, and you must follow those guidelines. Dr. Bachilo is committed to patient safety and producing the best result possible for you, and this will require your cooperation and participation.
How Is Arm Lift Procedure Done?
An arm lift is performed in an outpatient surgery center or a hospital setting under general anesthesia and usually takes 2 to 3 hours. Dr. Bachilo will make an incision in the armpit and carry it down a variable distance in the inner upper arm. The length of the final scar will depend on the amount of skin that needs to be removed. If you only need a small amount of excess skin removed, the incision may be limited completely in the armpit. However, if there is a large amount of excess skin, the incision and the scar may extend all the way to the elbow. Dr. Bachilo will remove excess skin and incisions closed with absorbable sutures. Incisions in the inner arms allow for a well-hidden final scar with your arms at your side.
Liposuction of the arms is often performed in combination with an arm lift. Dr. Bachilo can safely perform other cosmetic procedures for the arm. Speak with Dr. Bachilo about the possibility of combining several procedures. Each patient has unique needs, and Dr. Bachilo will design a custom plan for a combination of procedures to achieve your desired results.
What Is Arm Lift Recovery Like?
You will bed provided with detailed instructions on post-operative care, and Dr. Bachilo will follow you closely during your recovery. You may have drains in place, which Dr. Bachilo will remove within the first week after surgery. You will have bandages wrapped around your arms for gentle compression. Please make sure to follow all of your instructions to achieve the best results.
Please avoid any heavy lifting and strenuous activity for 4 to 6 weeks. You should be able to return to work within two weeks or even sooner. You can resume all normal activities and exercise after 6 weeks.
What Kind of Result Can I Expect From Brachioplasty?
As swelling and bruising resolve, you will be able to see more contoured and slimmer arms. As incisions heal, the scars will mature and continue to improve over a year after surgery. At six weeks after surgery, scars may become thicker and red but will improve and fade over time. Dr. Bachilo will recommend that you protect your scars from the sun to achieve the best final result.
She may also advise on some scar management therapy to help with the scars even further. Your Brachioplasty will have longer-lasting results if you maintain your weight. Our patients are usually very pleased with their results and are excited to fit into more fitting clothing to show off their new arms! Are you ready to take the next step toward slender, beautiful arms?
Ready to restore your confidence?
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bachilo today and restore more contoured arms.