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Introduction to Arm Lift

If you’re one of the many people troubled with sagging skin around your upper arms, you’re not alone. Fortunately, Arm Lift offers a solution for tighter, more toned-looking arms. There are many factors like aging, genetics, weight loss, and years of gravity’s mighty pull that contribute to the increasing looseness of the upper arms. To learn more about this treatment from Soma Plastic Surgery in Lake Mary and the Orlando area, please keep reading below.

What is an Arm Lift?

An Arm Lift, also known in the medical field as Brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that addresses loose or sagging skin of the upper arms. This concern (sometimes callously referred to as “bat wings”) can be troubling for individuals who may feel self-conscious while wearing short sleeves or raising their arms. An Arm Lift procedure at Soma Plastic Surgery in Lake Mary, FL – just half an hour north of Orlando – helps to remove the excess skin and fat from the upper arms, resulting in a toned and more youthful appearance.

What are the Benefits of Arm Lift?

Undergoing an Arm Lift procedure in the Orlando area can result in many benefits, both physical and psychological, including:

  • Improved Arm Contour: One of the primary benefits of an Arm Lift is that it enhances the look of the arm’s contour through the removal of excess skin and fat resulting in smoother, firmer arms.
  • Increased Confidence: Sagging skin can be a source of self-consciousness for many individuals in the upper arm region. An Arm Lift can boost confidence by providing a more youthful and toned look to your arms.
  • Enhanced Comfort in Clothing: Loose or excess arm skin can make it a challenge to find clothing that fits them properly and comfortably. After an Arm Lift, patients often find it easier and more enjoyable to wear a wider range of clothing styles and fits.
  • Youthful Appearance: An Arm Lift can take years off your appearance, making you look rejuvenated, tighter, and younger.

Who are the Best Candidates for the Arm Lift procedure?

While an Orlando Arm Lift surgery can be a highly effective solution for most people, it’s unfortunately not suitable for everyone. The best candidates for the Arm Lift procedure generally have significant skin laxity, sagging, or loose skin in their upper arms.

Candidates for this procedure should also be in good overall physical and mental health with no prior medical conditions that may impact or hinder the healing process. Finally, it’s important that patients have realistic expectations about the final outcome of their Arm Lift procedure.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Papanicolaou will evaluate your individual goals and medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate to move forward with an Arm Lift procedure.

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What’s the First Step?

Embarking on the journey to achieve more youthful and toned arms begins with a consultation at Soma Plastic Surgery. This first step is critical because it allows you to openly discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations with Dr. Papanicolaou. You can also use your consultation as a chance to ask any additional questions you may have about the procedure, billing, or recovery.

During the consultation, Dr. Papanicolaou will perform a thorough examination of your arms, assess your skin’s elasticity, and discuss the details of the Arm Lift surgery. You can also expect to review your medical history with Dr. Papanicolaou to ensure you are a good fit for the procedure. Finally, once you and Dr. Papanicolaou have determined that an Arm Lift is the right choice for you, you can proceed with scheduling your surgery.

What to Expect on the Day of Arm Lift Surgery

On the day of your Arm Lift surgery, you’ll arrive at our state-of-the-art facilities. Dr. Papanicolaou’s team of highly trained specialists will ensure your comfort as they prepare the treatment area for the procedure. Arm Lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia to make sure you’re asleep and painless during the procedure.

The procedure itself involves Dr. Papanicolaou taking several steps to create small incisions on the inside or back of your arms to remove excess skin and fat. He then carefully tightens the skin, closes the incision points with sutures, and conceals them, leaving you with a tighter, smoother appearance.

Once the surgery is complete, you’ll be taken to a recovery room and monitored as you wake up from the anesthesia. Once you’re awake and stable, you will be released to return home with a responsible adult who can drive you home, provide support during the first 24-48 hours, and assist you as you begin to recover.

Arm Lift Recovery

The recovery process after an Arm Lift surgery plays a critical role in achieving your desired results. Patients generally expect to take a minimum of 1-2 weeks off from work following an Arm Lift procedure. Here is an overview of what you can expect during the recovery process:

  • Immediate Recovery: It’s normal to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area for the initial days after your procedure. You will also be prescribed pain medication to manage any pain or discomfort as well as being required to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and further support the healing process. It is also common for some patients to receive a drainage tube inserted into the incision points to remove any liquids after the surgery.
  • Limiting Arm Movement: It’s essential to restrict arm movement during the initial stages of recovery to prevent causing strain on the incision areas. You may be advised to keep your arms elevated or avoid lifting heavy objects for the first few days.
  • Follow Post-Op Instructions: Dr. Papanicolaou and our team of specialists will provide detailed post-operative instructions, including wound care and guidelines for showering. It’s crucial to adhere to these instructions to promote proper healing and minimize the risk of side effects or complications.
  • Return to Normal Activities: While you will need to limit strenuous activities and exercise during the early recovery phase, you should be able to resume normal daily activities gradually over a month or so. You can engage in some light walking to help with blood circulation during your initial recovery. Dr. Papanicolaou will provide guidance on when you are able to return to more rigorous physical activities as each patient and their recovery process is unique.
  • Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising are also common after an Arm Lift surgery, but they should subside gradually. You can use cold compresses to help alleviate swelling.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: One or more follow-up appointments with Dr. Papanicolaou will also be required to monitor your progress and ensure that your arms are healing properly for a successful recovery.
How Much

How Much Does Arm Lift Cost in Orlando?

The cost of an Arm Lift in Orlando can vary depending on several factors like the extent of the procedure, anesthesia fees, pre or post-operative care, and geographic location. To help make the procedure more accessible so more people can invest in both their appearance and confidence, we have some financing options available at Soma Plastic Surgery that you can inquire about during your consultation or by contacting us today.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Dr. Papanicolaou?

Choose Dr. Papanicolaou and Soma Plastic Surgery for your Arm Lift for our unmatched expertise and empathy. Dr. Papanicolaou’s distinction as a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon shows his excellence in the Arm Lift procedure and overall cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His dedication to maintaining the highest standards ensures your safety and satisfaction throughout your journey at Soma Plastic Surgery. We understand that an Arm Lift isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about enhancing your confidence and comfort. The combination of skill, passion, and personalized attention makes Dr. Papanicolaou and Soma Plastic Surgery the trusted partner in your aesthetic journey.

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Ready to take the first step towards achieving beautifully toned arms? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Papanicolaou today and discover how our expertise and personalized care can transform your confidence and comfort. Don’t wait; your journey to more youthful and sculpted arms starts here.

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