Are your upper arms looking flabby despite your dedicated efforts to lose weight and tone up the muscles? An arm lift may be an option to rejuvenate your arms. Dr. Balinger offers brachioplasty for men and women in Houston, Conroe and surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Brachioplasty?
Brachioplasty is a plastic surgery for the upper arms that eliminates extra fat and skin. Aging, weight changes and pregnancy may cause excess fat to build up in the upper arms, and this extra volume can stretch the skin beyond the point of elasticity. The result is upper arm sagging. If you want to know if an arm lift is right for you, stand in front of a mirror and hold your arms straight out to the side from your shoulder. If you notice sagging or drooping in the area from your armpit to the elbow, you may be a good candidate for brachioplasty.
How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost?
The average cost of an arm lift is $4,750 to $8,500. Dr. Balinger describes what can be achieved with an arm lift. If you choose to have the procedure, we will discuss the cost of your brachioplasty after the consultation. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Brachioplasty?
An arm lift rejuvenates your upper arms to reveal muscle contour and give the area a more toned appearance. The primary reason that men and women choose to have brachioplasty is to eliminate the “bat wings” that wiggle when they use their arms.
How is an Arm Lift Performed?
The incision for an arm lift starts in your armpit area and extends to the elbow. After making the incision, Dr. Balinger removes any excess fat from the upper arm area. He may use liposuction. He then pulls the skin taut over the arms and closes the incision.
What is Recovery Like After Brachioplasty?
Recovery from and arm lift can take several weeks, and the first five to seven days is when you will need the most help at home. Expect to have swelling, tenderness, tingling, short-term numbness, and bruising. You will not be able to use your arms, so plan to have a friend or family member stay with you. You will also need to avoid any strenuous activities and lifting with your arms until Dr. Balinger determines that the incision has started to heal properly.
How Long Will Arm Lift Results Last?
The results of brachioplasty may last for several years if you eat right, manage your weight, and exercise. The aging process and weight changes, including pregnancy, may cause sagging skin and fat buildup in the upper arms.
Dr. Christopher Balinger offers brachioplasty for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free arm lift consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.