Arm Lift in Lexington, KY
Skin commonly loses its elasticity throughout the arms as a result of natural aging or rapid weight loss. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William L. Dowden at Dowden Plastic Surgery uses arm lift surgery to tighten and tone the upper arms of patients in Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky to restore a youthful contour.
What is an Arm Lift?
At Dowden Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dowden uses the arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, to reduce the amount of excess skin and fat from the upper arm area, between the underarm and elbow. Arm lifts provide patients with smoother skin and more contour in their upper arms. With proper exercise, the results of the arm lift procedure are long-lasting.
Benefits of an Arm Lift
There are several benefits to arm lift surgery; people want the surgery for different reasons, but everyone can benefit from the following:
- Removal of excess skin after significant weight loss.
- Provision of tight, toned arms.
- Tightening of aging skin that sags.
Am I a Candidate for an Arm Lift?
If you are dealing with excess skin and fat dangling from your upper arms, then you may be an ideal candidate for an arm lift.
What Happens During an Arm Lift procedure?
During the arm lift procedure, Dr. Dowden administers a general or intravenous anesthesia. Generally, the incision extends from the underarm to just above the elbow, depending on the patient’s individual case. The incision is generally located under the arm or on the back of the arm. Dr. Dowden removes excess fat by excision or liposuction. When the surgery is complete, he closes the incision with sutures or stitches. Dr. Dowden wraps the area with bandages and compression garments. He may also insert a drain tube through a small incision to allow fluids to drain.
When Can Normal Activities be Resumed after an Arm Lift?
Arm lifts procedures generally require one to two weeks of recovery time. Dr. Dowden outlines activity restrictions and the recovery process with the patient before and after the surgery.
Is There any Pain after the Arm Lift?
After an arm lift procedure, patients do experience discomfort and occasionally moderate pain. The patient receives post-operative instructions before leaving the surgeon’s office. The instructions include medications, symptoms that the patient needs to monitor, care of the incision area and follow-up appointments at Dowden Plastic Surgery.
How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost in Lexington?
Arm lift prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
If you want to learn more or have any questions about an arm lift, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.