Woman checking her upper arm

Woman checking her upper armIf you are unhappy with the excess skin on your arms, arm lift surgery may be a good option for you. Arm lift surgery, also known in the medical field as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that helps remove excess skin and fat from the arm area. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. This can cause self-consciousness and make it difficult to find clothing that fits well. Dr. Rachel Walker and her team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas in Dallas, TX is here to help patients determine if they are a good fit for this or other surgical procedures available for the face or body.

Understanding how the arm lift procedure works

Dr. Rachel Walker can help you decide if it is the right option for you. The arm lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes about two hours to complete. The surgeon makes an incision along the arm, from the elbow to the armpit. The excess skin and fat are then removed and the wound is closed with stitches. Recovery time varies depending on how invasive the procedure is and how much fat and skin is removed. To ensure proper recovery and reduce the risk of complications, patients need to take time off of work, school, and social activities and closely follow their doctor’s post-operative care instructions. During the initial consultation appointment with our plastic surgeon, patients to learn more about the arrangements they will need to make before and after their procedure.

Who is a good candidate for the arm lift surgery?

The arm lift surgery is a great option for patients who are unhappy with the excess skin on their arms. If you are considering this procedure, be sure to consult with Dr. Rachel Walker and her team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas in Dallas, TX. We offer a variety of surgical procedures to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Call (972) 661-5077 to request a visit at our facility, conveniently located at 6190 LBJ Freeway, Suite #500. We are open to new and returning patients considering surgical and nonsurgical solutions for themselves to improve self-confidence, body contours, and overall appearance.

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