Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) in Houston, TX
Dr. German Newall, a board-certified plastic surgeon, has helped countless patients in Houston and the surrounding areas of Post Oak, Sugar Land, and Katy tone and sculpt areas of their body that they are struggling to alter alone. If you are experiencing sagging skin under your arms due to weight loss surgery or aging, an arm lift can help to tighten the skin and give you back shapely arms that you will be excited to show off.
What is an Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)?
An arm lift (brachioplasty) gives the upper arms a more toned and firm appearance through the removal of sagging skin and excess fat. Aging, weight loss, and heredity can all cause skin of the upper arms to lose elasticity, creating the appearance of hanging skin. Though exercise can help to tone the muscles, it cannot reverse lost skin elasticity or reduce excess skin. The only way to remove excess skin is surgically with a brachioplasty. The procedure requires an incision from the underarm to the mid to upper arm or from the underarm to the elbow, depending on the degree of skin looseness. Dr. Newall offers his patients a number of products and treatments to reduce the appearance of scars.
How is an Arm Lift Performed?
With new innovations in plastic surgery, Dr. Newall is able to achieve excellent contouring of the arms with liposuction alone. Through small incisions that are made in the armpit and elbow, Dr. Newall will liposuction select areas of the arms to create the sculpted shape you desire. This is a great option for patients with young, elastic skin that will retract once the fat is removed. Some patients may need excess skin removed, requiring an incision from the armpit to the elbow (brachioplasty). As with any procedure, individual results may vary.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?
It is important to be in good overall health before undergoing any plastic surgery procedure. Make sure to discuss your medical history and any medications that you are taking with Dr. Newall prior to your surgery. Arm lift surgery should not be done until your weight is stable for at least one year with no future weight loss expected. Dr. Newall will discuss your options with you during your consultation and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
How Long is the Recovery for an Arm Lift?
You will most likely be able to return to work one week after your arm lift procedure. Your recovery time will depend on you and how you heal. Dr. German Newall will discuss your recovery time and your post-operation instructions with you. It is very important to follow any post-surgery instructions closely to assure the best outcomes.
Where will the procedure be performed?
Arm lift surgery is performed at our award-winning ACPS, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), which is the largest private plastic surgery center in Texas. The ACPS exceeds accepted standards for private surgical facilities and is licensed by the Texas Department of Health. The ACPS offers four surgical suites, pre-operative consultation suites, and seven comfortable post-operative recovery suites, all staffed with medical professionals handpicked by our surgeons.
How Much Does Arm Lift Cost?
While cost should not be the final factor on which you base your decision, we understand that it is an important consideration. You should first realize that even though you are considering elective surgery, it is still surgery. Safety must be your surgeon’s highest priority followed by patient satisfaction. At German Newall, MD we work to provide excellent service at a fair price. We feel that an investment in yourself is one of the most important investments that you could ever make; as such, we offer a variety of payment options including financing to help make your aesthetic dreams a reality.
Dr. German Newall, a board-certified plastic surgeon, focuses on the needs of his patients and assures that you will be met with a caring, dedicated, and experienced staff. If you are considering an arm lift in Houston or the surrounding areas of Post Oak, Sugar Land, and Katy, contact us today to schedule your consultation.