Arm Lift in San Francisco Bay Area, CA
You dread wearing short sleeves or tank tops. You hear whispers about “bat wings” and know people are staring at your arms. An arm lift helps remove sagging, droopy skin around the arms and gives your upper arms a tighter, more toned appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock performs arm lifts for San Francisco Bay Area residents.
Why Choose Dr. Aycock?
With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified surgeon who has performed a number of both structural and cosmetic surgeries over the years. As one of the most awarded and trusted surgeons in the Bay Area, you can rest assured that Dr. Aycock will personally attend to your questions, comfort, and needs from the very first visit.
Is an Arm Lift Right for Me?*
An arm lift is an ideal procedure for you if you meet any of the following conditions:
- You feel self-conscious about your arms or showing them in public.
- You have excess skin around your upper arms after extensive weight loss.
Benefits of an Arm Lift*
No amount of exercise will reduce or lessen the drooping, flabby skin hanging from your arms after weight loss. An arm lift will provide the following benefits:
- Restore your upper arms’ natural tone and structure
- Lessen the appearance of “bat wings” and prevent chafing
- Give you the confidence to wear short sleeves and tank tops again!
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Aycock will take the time to go over your complete medical history to ensure there are no conflicts or issues that could arise during or after your plastic surgery procedure. He will discuss your goals and anticipated outcome of your surgery, as well as answer any questions you may have. Depending on the type of procedure you plan to have done, he may examine the area being treated. Every consultation is done with the utmost professional courtesy and thorough explanation of each step to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with the process. Once you feel fully assured and satisfied with the answers, you can move forward with scheduling your surgery.
What Is an Arm Lift?
An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, involves making an incision in the arm, usually from the shoulder to the elbow, and removing excess skin left over after substantial weight loss. The skin is then sutured back together to create a tighter, more even frame.
How Is an Arm Lift Performed?
An arm lift, also called brachioplasty, is typically performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Aycock will make an incision from the elbow to the armpit, remove the excess skin, and suture the arm skin back together along the incision line. Although the incision is in an inconspicuous place, some scarring will always be visible. You will immediately notice smoother, tighter skin on your arms, although there may be some swelling and bruising after the procedure.
Preparing for an Arm Lift
You may be asked to have lab testing or a medical evaluation done to rule out any external issues that may interfere with your arm lift. You may also be asked to start, discontinue, or adjust your current medication schedule. You’ll recover more quickly if you stop smoking, and you should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, or any herbal supplements as these can increase bleeding.
Arm Lift Recovery*
After arm lift surgery, the upper arms will be bandaged to reduce swelling. The incision will probably heal within one or two weeks, at which time the sutures will be removed. Most bruising and swelling gradually disappear within a month, with all swelling gone within three to six months. The scars will fade over time, but some scarring may always be present. Liposuction of the upper arms may be used, in addition to brachioplasty, to further contour the arms.
How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost?
The cost of an arm lift in San Francisco varies depending on the extent of surgery needed. Dr. Aycock provides convenient financing options, including CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending® ; to help cover the cost of your surgery, and you may be approved in as little as an hour. Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® are also accepted, and you’ll enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION on your first visit to our office.
Additional Body Contouring Options
- Body Lift
- Leg Lift
- Mommy Makeover
- Post-Bariatric Surgery
- Skin Flap Removal
- Tummy Tuck
An arm lift is a great way to reduce the appearance of saggy skin and “bat wings” around your arms while giving you tighter, smoother-looking skin. Contact our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation and get ready to show off your beautiful new figure!
*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.