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Buckeye & Surprise Arm Lift Treatment

If your upper arms are heavy or have sagging skin and it’s a source of concern for you, we offer Phoenix arm lift procedures to restore your confidence. 

What is an arm lift?

An arm lift (brachioplasty) is a surgery that achieves slimmer, firmer upper arms for those who haven’t been able to get the results they want from exercise. Excess skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very common, and can also be very frustrating for many. This issue can cause individuals to never wear sleeveless clothing, and can take away from their self-esteem. 

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What causes excess arm fat?

Many patients who seek an arm lift in the Buckeye area have excess arm fat as a result of genetics or getting older. For some, the condition is caused by losing a significant amount of weight, which can often leave behind overstretched skin—the “bat wings” that many people are embarrassed about. 

How does an arm lift work?

In an arm lift, the surgeon will create an incision under the arm, from elbow to armpit. The excess fat is removed, and the skin will then shrink and tighten to “fit” the new contour of the arm. An arm lift is sometimes performed at the same time as liposuction or other procedures for optimal results. 

Arm lift surgical details

An arm lift in Surprise is done under general anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure (if it’s being done as a standalone surgery). The operation takes 2 to 4 hours to complete. The surgeon will create an incision under the arm that runs from the elbow to the armpit. This location is used to result in minimal visibility for the scar. Once the incision has been made, the excess skin will be removed and the skin will be tightened. Finally, the incision will be closed with sutures.

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Your incisions will be dressed, and your arms may be wrapped in compression garments to help reduce swelling. Drains may also be placed. Patients can expect the swelling to last 10 to 14 days, and some mild discomfort and bruising right after the surgery. The worst of the swelling typically takes place 2 to 3 days post-surgery and subsides in about two weeks.

Some patients find that elevating the arms during recovery helps reduce swelling. It’s also very important to keep the incisions clean, covered, and supported with compression garments during the recovery period. You will be provided with detailed home care instructions to help during your healing. 

Enhancing your results

Weight training is a great way to enhance your results, but be sure to avoid working out until you’re instructed that it’s okay to do so. Patients should also be sure to maintain their weight with a healthy lifestyle to avoid a significant weight loss or gain, which could un-do the results of an arm lift.

Arm lift candidates

If you’re considering an arm lift in Buckeye, Surprise, or the surrounding areas, you may be a great candidate.

Hiding your “bat wings” or excess fat may be a good indication that this is the right procedure for you. To undergo the surgery, you’ll need to be in general good health, and you’ll need to be near to your goal weight.

Why choose Regency Specialties?

If you’re interested in an arm lift in Buckeye, Surprise, or the nearby areas, schedule a consultation with us at Regency Specialties. We are a multi-specialty group delivering the very best treatments in dermatology, plastic surgery, breast oncology, reconstruction, and dermatopathology, all in one practice. This offers a convenient solution for our patients. We provide the highest level of care and availability, featuring the top specialists in Arizona. You will feel completely welcome from the moment you enter our door to your very last follow-up appointment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online.

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