Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) in Manhattan, NYC & Long Island
“Bat wings” are part of getting older, but you can restore the shape of your upper arm with brachioplasty by board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD. He recommends arm lift surgery for men and women in Manhattan, New York City and Long Island who have excess fat and loose skin on the upper arm.
What is an Arm Lift?
Like other areas of your body, your upper arms are prone to losing skin elasticity and developing excess fat. The results is sagging skin, folds and a lumpy appearance. Brachioplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that restores the upper arms to have a more toned appearance. Arm lifts are common amongst men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight. Being overweight stretches the skin beyond the point where it can contour to the body. Aging is another reason why your upper arms develop a loose, sagging appearance.
What are the Benefits of Brachioplasty?
Dr. Baldenhofer recommends arm lift surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arm area. Patients who have the procedure feel more confident when wearing short-sleeve or sleeveless clothing.
Who is a Good Candidate for an Arm Lift?
Brachioplasty can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures, such as a body lift, breast enhancement and abdominoplasty. You should be in good health and near your ideal weight. If you recently had a baby or lost a large amount of weight, Dr. Baldenhofer may recommend that you postpone the surgery to ensure that your weight is stabilized.
What Should I Expect from Brachioplasty?
Dr. Baldenhofer performs your arm lift in our certified in-house surgical suite, so most patients do not need to be admitted to the hospital for the procedure. He will choose a technique that suits your anatomy. Most arm lifts require an incision on the bottom of the arm from the elbow to the armpit. After making the incision, Dr. Baldenhofer pulls the skin and tissue taut, trims the excess and closes the incision. He may use liposuction to refine the results.
Your arms will be wrapped in compression bandages to manage swelling and keep the tissues in place. You should avoid taking showers for the first few days. Brachioplasty does require you to stay at home for two to three weeks. You can do some light walking, but should avoid more strenuous activities. Moderate exercise can be resumed after four weeks, and you can return to more strenuous exercising after six weeks. Recovery and healing takes up to three months.
How Much Does an Arm Lift Cost in Manhattan?
We are able to provide cost information after your consultation. Payment is expected at the time of your brachioplasty by cash, check, credit card or CareCredit® financing.
Removing excess fat and loose skin from your upper arm area improves your body proportions and helps you look younger. If you would like to learn more about brachioplasty in the Manhattan, New York City and Long Island areas, contact us to schedule a free personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Craig Baldenhofer, MD.
*Individual results may vary.