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Arm Lift

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your upper arms, you may consider an arm lift in Houston. Also known as brachioplasty, an arm lift can improve the appearance of your upper arms by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the remaining skin.

The Erickson Difference

Dr. Erickson has a stellar track record with body contouring procedures that restore your confidence. He has performed hundreds of successful plastic surgeries that ensure natural-looking results with minimal scarring. Instead of offering a cookie-cutter treatment, he curates surgical plans that conform to your anatomy and goals. He can reverse the signs of aging on your upper arms, empowering you to go sleeveless again.

woman after arm lift in Houston

What is an Arm Lift?

Arm lift surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the upper arms. The procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the upper arms and tightening the underlying tissues and muscles. An arm lift can create a more toned and defined appearance to the upper arms. However, an arm lift isn’t a substitute for a healthy lifestyle — you must maintain a stable weight to retain the results.

Dr. Erickson’s Arm Lift Technique

If you are considering an arm lift in Houston, Dr. Erickson will discuss your goals and expectations. He will also perform a physical examination and assess your skin laxity. You must tell your surgeon about any medical conditions you have and medications you are taking, as these may affect your candidacy for arm lift surgery. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Erickson will determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure and curate a personalized treatment plan.

The arm lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep during the surgery. Your surgeon will make incisions along the inside or back of your upper arms.

The length and placement of the incisions will depend on the amount and location of excess skin to be removed. After the incisions, he will remove excess skin and fat and tighten and reshape the underlying muscles and soft tissue.

Finally, the incisions will be closed with sutures, and your arm will be wrapped in a compression garment. The complete arm lift surgery typically takes two to three hours to complete.

Goals of an Arm Lift:

  • Trimming away excess, sagging skin from the upper arms
  • Correcting the appearance of “bat wings” under the arms
  • Correcting flabby folds of skin and fat under the arms
  • Making the arms look firm, toned, and contoured
  • Reversing the effects of aging and pregnancy on the arms
woman after arm lift in Houston

Recovery After an Arm Lift

After surgery, you will likely experience soreness and swelling in the arms. This is completely normal and will subside over time. You will also be given a compression garment to wear, which will help with the swelling. It is important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, including wearing the compression garment and keeping your arms elevated as much as possible.

Most people take about two weeks off work to recover from arm lift surgery. During this time, you should avoid strenuous activity, such as lifting, pushing, or pulling. You should also avoid exposure to the sun to ensure optimal healing. After two weeks, you can slowly start incorporating light activity into your life. Regular physical exercises can be resumed after 4 to 6 weeks.

Consult Dr. Erickson

Dr. Cameron Erickson is a highly-acclaimed aesthetic plastic surgeon specializing in body contouring. He understands that everyone is unique, so he takes the time to curate unique surgical plans. He also guides his patients through every stage of the surgical journey, from the initial consultation to the final recovery. You will also receive his personal number, so you can maintain a direct line of communication. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for an arm lift in Houston.

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