Arm lift or brachioplasty involves removing the extra hanging skin from the upper arm, recontouring the shape to a more attractive appearance. Because aging and weight fluctuations can cause the arm to lose its sleek contour, an arm lift is typically done on patients who are in their latter years or have experienced dramatic weight loss.
There are different types of surgical techniques implemented during an arm lift, as well as different incision placements. Dr. Kesarwani will choose the incision that is right for you.
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Dr. Kesarwani can also show you before and after arm lift photos from patients he has performed the procedure on previously, during your consultation.
The cost of an arm lift typically ranges from $8750 – $10,000 in Toronto, Ontario. This cost depends on several factors, including surgical facility fees, surgeon fees and medical staff fees.
A mini arm lift removes excess skin and fat in a limited area of the upper arm, typically in the area immediately surrounding the arm pit. The incision is well hidden because of its limited target area.
The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, so no pain or discomfort is felt during the surgery. You may experience some discomfort after surgery, once the anesthesia wears off. This can be controlled with prescribed medication.
It depends on how much was done during your surgery. Usually, you’ll need to take about 1-2 weeks off from work and avoid any physically strenuous activities for a month or two as you heal. A complete list of post-operative care instructions will be given to you.
Yes, they should heal in the weeks and months following your surgery. Allow for up to a year for your scars to fully heal. During this time, make sure to follow the scar care instructions given to you and avoid exposing your scars to the sun. UV exposure can be detrimental, as it can permanently darken scars to make them more visible. We have found that CytoDerma™ is an essential part of post-treatment recovery to help scars fade as much as possible. You can read more about it here.
Bat wings are the loose skin and fat that hang from your upper arms. These can all be removed with an arm lift, also known as brachioplasty.
Exercises and a proper diet can help tone flabby arms to a certain extent. However, the more weight fluctuations you experience and the older you become, the harder it gets to tone your arms naturally. This is because tissues weaken with age, making it more difficult to retract. For this reason, arm lift surgery may be your only option in toning flabby arms.