Just like the face and other areas of the body, the arms can develop loose skin in response to aging or weight loss. A brachioplasty can rejuvenate the arms, making them firmer and more youthful. Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers this procedure to men and women living in Houston, San Antonio and Kerrville, TX.
What is a Brachioplasty?
A brachioplasty, also called an arm lift, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the upper arm from the armpit to the elbow. Patients considering an arm lift have usually lost elasticity in the skin and underlying tissue of the upper arm as a result of significant weight loss, aging, or genetics. An arm lift eliminates the loose, sagging skin that hangs from the arms when they are extended from the body. For patients looking for a less-invasive alternative to an arm lift, BodyTite™ may be a good solution.
How Much Does a Brachioplasty Cost?
The cost of an arm lift can range from $8,300 to $8,400, depending on the extent of treatment necessary to produce your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
What is the Brachioplasty Procedure Like?
During the brachioplasty procedure, one of three types of incisions will be made, depending on your treatment goals and the surgical plan outlined by Dr. Layton during your consultation. Through these incisions, excess skin and fat will be removed to tighten the appearance of the arm. Then, the remaining skin will be re-draped and sutured together to minimize scarring.
What is Recovery Like Following a Brachioplasty?
After a brachioplasty, patients may need to take a week or more off of work and other activities. During this time, it is essential to rest as much as possible in order to let the body heal properly. Patients should not resume exercise or strenuous lifting of any kind for at least two months following their surgery. We will supply you with a compression garment that will need to be worn for about six weeks after your procedure; this will help reduce swelling and aid in recovery.
At Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we offer brachioplasty and other body sculpting services to patients living in Houston, San Antonio and Sugar Land, TX. To learn more or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us today.