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An arm lift is also known as a “Brachioplasty.” This is a procedure that can re-shape the under portion of the upper arm. Gravity is affecting all of us as we age, and changes in skin elasticity, genetic influence, and weight fluctuations can all greatly influence the bodies appearance. Despite the best efforts to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle, there are some elements to our bodies that we are unable to change. A challenging area can be loose, drooping skin in the upper arms. Exercise can be effective to strengthen the underlying muscles, but has limitations to remove localized fat deposits, or address the excess skin that has lost its elasticity.
The goals for an arm lift are to:
- Remove excess skin and fat from the undersurface of the upper arm.
- Reshape the upper arm to improve the contour.
- Create a more toned and proportional appearance for the upper arm.
To learn how these procedures can make a great difference in the way you look and feel, request a consultation with Dr. Seal, or call our office at (604) 569-2895 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you learn more about the procedure on the road to achieving all of your aesthetic goals.
Arm Lift Considerations
Optimizing your lifestyle is important before considering having an Arm Lift procedure. Having a balance of a healthy, nutritious diet, together with a consistent, sustainable exercise program is key to this process. As well, smoking should be stopped before considering surgery, as this can greatly increase risks around the procedure. These lifestyle changes and commitments help to ease the recovery period and ensure that you have beautiful long lasting results.
It is important to consider that the surgery results in some scars on the upper arms. One of Dr. Seal’s goals for your Arm Lift surgery, is to make your incisions as unnoticeable as possible. The surgery however, cannot be done without creating some scars. These are strategically placed on the undersurface of the arm, and in the axilla, to help hide them as best as possible, and they continue to fade over the first year after your surgery. All of the important things you can do to help optimize your incision and results are reviewed during your follow-up visits.
Recovering from Arm Lift Surgery
There will be some bruising and swelling around the arms following your arm lift procedure. These issues will subside over time. Compression garments may need to be worn during your recovery. In most cases, pain can be managed with over-the-counter medication. Most patients need around two to three weeks of recovery before they can resume their normal activities. Exercise and heavy lifting will need to be avoided for longer.
The Cost of Arm Lift Surgery
The cost of your arm lift in Vancouver will be determined by several factors. During your consultation, our plastic surgeons can go over the details of your arm lift and can let you know what the potential cost of your procedure will be. We do offer financing options that can make the payment process more manageable.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact our plastic and Reconstructive surgery center today to schedule a consultation for your arm lift in Vancouver. Our team of highly skilled plastic surgeons can formulate a personalized procedure plan for your arm lift that will provide you with results that look as natural as possible.