What is Arm Lift Surgery?
A frustrating side effect when losing weight or getting older is gaining loose skin. At Beyond Beautiful Texas, we offer arm lift surgery (also called brachioplasty) as an intervention for anyone who cannot seem to tighten and tone the arm with diet and exercise. Lax skin from the elbow to the shoulder is very common, particularly for men and women who have lost weight or are advancing in age. An arm lift removes this excess, hanging skin, commonly called "bat wings." Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina in Plano, TX has been trained in this procedure. If you would like to hear more about how brachioplasty can alter the physique of your upper arms, please call and schedule a consultation at Beyond Beautiful Texas.
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"I can't recommend Dr. Ho and his staff enough. He is the only person I have trusted to touch my face with injections or fillers. He always keeps you looking natural but just like a better you! I don't want to look like I'm "trying" too hard! I want to look like best version of me for my age. Recently I did a series of 3 Plasma Pen treatments. I am very happy with the results. He says I will continue to see results for a few months as things tighten and the collagen does its work. There was very minimal downtime involved and no pain. Within a few days I could cover the area with makeup and go about my business. All in all I highly recommend this treatment. The first photo is immediately after a treatment and the 2nd is 6 weeks post-treatment."- T.D. / Google / Apr 30, 2021
"I can’t recommend Dr. Ho and his staff enough. He is the only person I have trusted to touch my face with injections or fillers. He always keeps you looking natural but just like a better you! I don’t want to look like I’m "trying" too hard! I want to look like best version of me for my age. Recently I did a series of 3 Plasma Pen treatments. I am very happy with the results. He says I will continue to see results for a few months as things tighten and the collagen does its work. There was very minimal downtime involved and no pain. Within a few days I could cover the area with makeup and go about my business. All in all I highly recommend this treatment."- T.D. / Yelp / Apr 29, 2021
"Great Experience! Wonderful Results! - It's always a wonderful experience when I visit Dr. Ho's office. His staff is so kind and caring and I never have to wait for an appointment. The Plasma Pen treatments were super easy with very little downtime. Within a few days I was able to cover things up with makeup and go about my business. I had no pain other than some very slight tenderness. I followed through with the 3..."- T. / RealSelf / Apr 29, 2021
"Bellafill immediately lifted & added volume to my face - I'm so impressed with Dr. Ho's new associate Dr. Kristen Aliano Messina, Plastic Surgeon. My appointment included "Bellafill" that immediately lift & added volume to my face and will stimulate the collagen production . Had the "InstaLift" to enhance my cheeks and other areas. And the "Plasma IQ" raised my eyelids and smoothed out the lines around my eyes. I felt very confident with Dr...."- B. / RealSelf / Apr 11, 2021
Am I A Candidate for an Arm Lift?
An upper arm lift is a cosmetic surgery that features innovative techniques to contour and excise excess skin. If you are tired of hiding your "bat wings" and would prefer them to appear trim and contoured again, you may be a good candidate for arm lift surgery. You should be in overall good health so that your skin will heal well. Some of the primary symptoms for potential arm lift patients are hanging, loose skin on the upper arms, plus minimal tautness of the skin. It is imperative that you are at or near your goal weight before your procedure.
Arm Lift Surgical Technique
Most likely, your upper arm surgery will take place in an outpatient facility unless several plastic surgeries are to be performed at one time. An upper arm lift may be added to other surgeries (often completed in an inpatient setting for monitoring), such as thigh lifts or liposuction — as long as Dr. Aliano Messina considers it safe. An arm lift is usually performed with the patient under general anesthesia and can take several hours to finish. The excess skin will be surgically removed, starting at the elbow up to the underarm. The incision will be placed in as inconspicuously as possible, but it will become a visible scar. If liposuction is wanted to remove stubborn pockets of fat, this will be performed also. Once the skin is pulled taut, it will be stitched together. You will have to keep the incisions clean, bandaged, and supported with compression garments.
What Can I Expect After Arm Lift Surgery?
A typical recovery period will last around two weeks with lots of rest. Allow your body time to heal. You use your arms for everything so most patients should slowly make their way back to their normal routines. If needed, a suture removal appointment will be made about ten days following surgery. Compression garments or ace wraps must be worn until you receive permission from Dr. Aliano Messina to stop wearing them. For at least 4 – 5 weeks, all strenuous activity must be avoided with the exception of taking short walks. If you notice uncontrolled bleeding, excessive swelling, hematoma (fluid buildup), infection, numbness in the hands or arms, or unusual scarring, please call Beyond Beautiful Texas for assistance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $6,000
Get Back Your Arm Shape
No matter what you call your droopy skin or "bat wings" under your arms, plastic surgeon Dr. Aliano Messina considers it as an opportunity to change your life with plastic surgery. This advanced procedure provides emotional and physical benefits as well. If you are at a healthy, stable weight and still can't eliminate the skin and flab that hang from your arms, please contact us and plan a consultation at Beyond Beautiful Texas. Look and feel fitter and younger with brachioplasty.